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Peyton, Eli Manning Named AFC, NFC Coaches for 2023 Pro Bowl Games

Doric SamDecember 6, 2022

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 03: (L-R) Former Football Quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Eli Manning talk prior to the SEC Championship game between the LSU Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 03, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The NFL Pro Bowl will look different this year, and the unique coaching matchup was revealed.

During the ManningCast of the Monday Night Football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints, Peyton and Eli Manning revealed they will serve as head coaches of the AFC and NFC squads for the flag football games:

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Peyton and Eli going head-to-head as coaches of the Flag football game at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ProBowlGames?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ProBowlGames</a>!<br><br>Who would you rather have as coach? <a href="https://t.co/yiB9VAwFQe">pic.twitter.com/yiB9VAwFQe</a>

Peyton, who played for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, will coach the AFC, while the NFC will be coached by Eli, who spent his entire career with the New York Giants.

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NFC Head Coach: <a href="https://twitter.com/EliManning?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EliManning</a><br>AFC Head Coach: Peyton Manning<br><br>A sibling showdown at the 2023 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ProBowlGames?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ProBowlGames</a>! <a href="https://t.co/m9LKc1lSaI">pic.twitter.com/m9LKc1lSaI</a>

The 2023 Pro Bowl Games will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5, and will feature three seven-on-seven flag football games. Preceding the games will be a weeklong series of competitions. The Manning brothers will be tasked with determining the lineups for the games and who will be participating in the skills competitions.

According to a press release, "Points are cumulative across skills competitions and first two flag games, with the third and final flag game determining the ultimate winner."

For what it's worth, the Manning brothers faced off three times in their NFL careers, with Peyton winning all three matchups.