Manning Bowl: Brothers Go Head to Head for Third Time

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Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — The Manning brothers will square off for the third time in their NFL careers on Sunday.  Peyton has gotten the best of Eli twice so far, but the Giants hope Sunday is their time.

“We got a game to play, you know it’ll be good to see him before the game for a little bit, and see him afterward,” Eli said.  “Besides that, it’s just a football game.”

This is likely the final meeting between the two, unless the 37-year-old Broncos quarterback stands the test of father time.

“Past two times we have for whatever reason lined up across from each other during the national anthem,” Peyton said.  “You do take a moment to realize that it’s your brother over there. It is unique and I think you take a moment to realize that it is special.”

The Giants (0-1) fell to the Cowboys last Sunday, 36-31. Eli knows what it will take to beat the Broncos.

“This is a big game for us, we’re 0-1 right now and we need to get a win,” he said.  “All week in preparation I’m worried about their defense. Trying to get a game plan and trying to go out there and play well and play smart football and score touchdowns and try to get a win.”

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