Archie Manning’s NFL career never resulted in a playoff appearance, man did Karma make up for it with his sons. While Archie toiled away on a terrible New Orleans Saints teams his sons, Peyton and Eli, have both won Super Bowls. No wonder people refer to the Mannings as the "First Family of Football."
For only the second time in their respective careers, Eli and Peyton will square off against one another as the Giants visit the Colts. The first game where the Brother's Manning faced off was the season opener for the 2006 season.
Peyton's Colts defeated Eli's Giants in a close game, 26-21. Eli went 20 for 34 for 247 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Peyton completed 25 out of 41 for 276 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Just like the last game, this game will be sure to include plenty of cut-away shots to whatever press box Archie and Olivia Manning are in where they will be obviously nervous and uncomfortable.
If Eli and Peyton had different last names we wouldn’t compare them much. Sure they both were No.1 picks and both have Super Bowl MVPs but in reality they are very different people.
Peyton is obviously the better quarterback and their personalities couldn’t be more different. Peyton is hyper-kinetic; he almost leaks energy everywhere he goes. Eli by contrast has ice water in his veins; nothing good or bad seems to elicit much reaction.
But they are brothers, and they are playing each other next Sunday so let the comparisons begin.