Peyton Manning earns brotherly bragging rights over Eli
Peyton Manning leads Denver Broncos to victory over Eli and the New York Giants
Peyton Manning earned brotherly bragging rights for the third time after leading his Denver Broncos to victory over Eli and the New York Giants.
The 37-year-old threw 30-of-43 for 307 yards, with his two TD passes coming in the second-half as the match came to life at the MetLife Stadium.
The elder Manning has now beaten his younger sibling in all of their past meetings, and is happy to put the 'strange situation' behind him.
“It is a strange situation. It’s kind of hard – it’s a unique situation. Not many other players have to go through it, so you can’t ask too many people for advice on it. Good team win for us and good road win. I think both of us are glad that it is over with,” said Peyton in the aftermath.
“Postseason is one thing, but I don’t believe I’ll make it to the next regular-season one, so I think this’ll be the end of it. I’ll be happy about that. I know my family will.”
Denver struggled to find their rhythm in the first two quarters against the Giants, as Manning looked to follow-up his record-equaling seven-touchdown game in the week one win over Baltimore Ravens.
A change at half-time gave the visitors more impetus in the second period however, with an additional tight end making all the difference.
“We went a little more two-tight ends in the second half. We were mostly one tight end, three wides in the first half. I thought the two tight ends was a good change for us,” he added.
The win leaves the Broncos tied for the lead in the AFC West, and John Fox will be hoping his side can move to 3-0 with victory over the Oakland Raiders at Mile High Stadium next weekend.