Last week the Bengals faced Peyton Manning and the Broncos. This week the Bengals face Eli Manning and the Giants. And so when the Manning brothers talked on their day off Tuesday, the Bengals’ defense was the main topic of conversation.
Eli told reporters that he had asked his big brother what he noticed about the Bengals’ defense, to see if he could offer any tips.
“Yeah, I talked to him a little bit,” Eli Manning said, via the Star-Ledger. “I talked to him [Tuesday] about their game. Just seeing if there are any tips on certain things. We talked a little bit.”
Peyton probably couldn’t tell Eli a whole lot that Eli couldn’t find out for himself by watching film, but any extra bit of information can help a quarterback’s preparation. And if Eli can beat an AFC team, that’s good for Peyton.
Which means that between Weeks 15 and 16, when the Ravens play the Broncos and the Giants back to back, Peyton will probably give Eli a call again.