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Mannings dread Round Three of Peyton vs. Eli

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On Thursday night, Peyton Manning got the season started with a seven-touchdown performance.  On Sunday night, Eli Manning wraps the day in Dallas, where he has never lost in four prior tries.

Next week, the brothers get together for the third time in their respective NFL careers.  It’s Denver at New York, which but for the involvement of the two quarterbacks would be known only as a rematch of Super Bowl XXI.

We don’t like it,” Archie Manning tells Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times.  “[Peyton and Eli] don’t like it.  But, hey, you’ve kind of got to look at it as kind of an honor and how blessed we are to have two sons playing quarterback in the NFL.  It’s happened twice, and this may be the last time.

“I look at it as, we don’t get worked up about it, but it’s all part of the journey.  That’s kind of my philosophy is, enjoy the journey.”

The third Manning brother, Cooper, doesn’t enjoy the journey.

“I went to the first one and there made the decision I would never go back,” Cooper told Farmer.  “I don’t want to be cheering when Peyton throws a touchdown, and there’s Eli’s wife looking at me like, ‘What the heck are you doing cheering for that?'”

While Archie is right when he says this could be the final Manning Bowl, the ultimate showdown could happen in any given year.

This year, the rematch could happen in the same stadium where they will be playing next Sunday.

While Archie may enjoy the journey that would lead his two sons to Super Bowl XLVIII, he’d likely have a hard time enjoying the game itself.  And it would be the second straight year that a football family would be facing that specific dilemma.

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28 Responses to “Mannings dread Round Three of Peyton vs. Eli”
  1. eaglefan94 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:07 AM

    How is this game not in prime time?

  2. andrewluck12 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:21 AM

    always a fun game to watch!

  3. therealraider says: Sep 8, 2013 12:25 AM

    Manning > Manning.

  4. cartire says: Sep 8, 2013 12:28 AM

    First World Problems

  5. packerswin96 says: Sep 8, 2013 1:00 AM

    No Manning will be in this years Super Bowl!

  6. justintuckrule says: Sep 8, 2013 1:09 AM

    A manning Super Bowl in a blizzard would be epic. I think that would be the last game I ever watched.

  7. crappygovernment says: Sep 8, 2013 1:38 AM

    I call on the entire Manning family to march with me for continued religious tolerance in America in the name of Timothy Richard Tebow!

  8. hakunamangata says: Sep 8, 2013 1:43 AM

    Not as much as the giants defense does. Their pass defense is about as stout as a shower curtain.

  9. fearthehoody says: Sep 8, 2013 1:49 AM

    Ill take Megamind over Simple Jack!

  10. sdiegosteel says: Sep 8, 2013 2:19 AM

    Get over it, Manning family. Both brothers have had incredible success in the NFL – – no one is judging the two of them off of their games against one another. Your life has been pretty charmed if this is something you “dread”.

  11. broncosnative says: Sep 8, 2013 2:31 AM

    Will Peyton go 3-0 vs his brother or will Eli finally get the best of his older brother? I guess we have to wait til next week

  12. 1910nuffsaid says: Sep 8, 2013 2:40 AM

    Hey Archie the only other time these 2 will share the spotlight again is “football on your phone”.

  13. rwpsych16 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:41 AM

    I don’t think the Manning family has to worry about a rematch this year. If anything Eli may be cheering on his brother in the big game.

  14. silentcount says: Sep 8, 2013 2:41 AM

    And, living in New Orleans and being part of the Saints, Archie didn’t like watching Drew Brees beat Peyton in Miami. Oh well, life goes on.

  15. wesleyt4 says: Sep 8, 2013 3:48 AM

    I could think of worse problems to have.

  16. anhdazman says: Sep 8, 2013 4:08 AM

    So if you’re a Manning, cheer for a 100-99 game.

  17. censoredagain says: Sep 8, 2013 7:13 AM

    As a Giants fan, I’m dreading the hell out of it. Peyton is gonna carve up that pathetic excuse for a defense, since the Giants felt that ignoring the LB’s/CB’s would be ok for yet another season.

  18. beckzhere says: Sep 8, 2013 8:15 AM

    Cry me a river.

  19. tizomps says: Sep 8, 2013 8:44 AM

    I can relate Manning family. When my two millionaire sons compete against each it’s so stressful that its worth an article be written about it.

  20. shogunassasin30 says: Sep 8, 2013 8:48 AM

    Totally understand, I wouldn’t either. BUT – Good luck trying to hold Denver to under 35 points New York. 38-21

  21. walpole00 says: Sep 8, 2013 8:51 AM

    Me too. Can’t stand the stat-monger or his little brother.

  22. TheWizard says: Sep 8, 2013 9:00 AM

    Yeah, what a problem. That’s right up there with Obama having to choose between playing only 9 or the full 18.

  23. cometkazie says: Sep 8, 2013 9:17 AM

    As Yogi said, “Pray for a hurricane!”

  24. noring4youstill says: Sep 8, 2013 9:24 AM

    I bet Cooper hates it more

  25. mikeditkashair says: Sep 8, 2013 10:21 AM

    Don’t you just love 1st World Problems?

    Hard to feel sorry for you when 3rd World problems are a bit more of an issue….

  26. strokinmyego says: Sep 8, 2013 10:30 AM

    Fine keep deleting my comments. Just because I disagree with the premise of an article. That being said, it’s pretty lame that this site has to delete comments that aren’t inappropriate or derogatory in nature. Some thin skin here for sure.

  27. All-American Voltron says: Sep 8, 2013 10:33 AM

    Cooper revealed the real reason they all hate it. Eli’s wife. She probably makes life Hell for the entire Manning extended family. The truth comes out.

  28. svn2011 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:42 AM

    Can we leave this mannings stuff for next week ? Not a single game has been played this sunday yet.Whats the obesession with the manning family ?

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