Posted January 24, 2014

Eli Manning to offer brother Peyton advice on playing at MetLife Stadium

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Peyton and Eli (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning’s Broncos beat Eli’s Giants in Week 2 in New Jersey. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Eli Manning won his last Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, which at the time was his brother Peyton’s home stadium with the Colts.

Now Peyton is coming to Eli’s home field, MetLife Stadium, with the Broncos, trying for his second Super Bowl victory — and Eli said he’ll give his older brother tips on the stadium’s quirks, especially when it comes to strong wind and/or precipitation.

“I might have a few things for him, but I don’t want to reveal that, because I don’t want to give it to [Seahawks quarterback] Russell Wilson,” Eli said Thursday on a conference call, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com. “So any tips I may have wind-wise, I would tell him in private.”

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Both Denver and Seattle beat the Giants at MetLife Stadium this season. The Broncos won, 41-23, in Week 2 and the Seahawks won, 23-0, in Week 15.

Eli, who threw 15 of his league-high 27 interceptions at home this season, said the effect of the wind at MetLife Stadium is less on quarterbacks than it was at the old Giants Stadium.

“The old stadium definitely had a specific end zone and corner that you wouldn’t want to throw into if it was going to be a windy night,” Eli said. “If it is one of those windy days, then there is a little bit of local knowledge that you can give. But it’s definitely not as bad as the old stadium.”

Eli also said that Peyton doesn’t need to win this game to be considered one of the best quarterbacks ever.

“I think he’s already created his own legacy, and he’s played at a very high level for a long period of time, has overcome injuries and obviously set numerous records and been on a lot of playoff teams and is playing in a third Super Bowl,” Eli said.

“I don’t think that’s something that he’s worried about. There will always been arguments about who’s the greatest, who’s the best. If you’re in that argument, and your name is being thrown around in there, I think you’ve already created a pretty good legacy. He’s a competitor and he wants to win championships. I think that’s what he’s thinking about.”

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6 comments
fuggetaboutit909
fuggetaboutit909

blood is thicker than conference..... ELI is as much of a expert at throwing at MetLife as anyone.

troyhargens
troyhargens

Eli put up 0 points on the Seahawks but this is the guy who's going to offer up advice?

PurpleCity52
PurpleCity52

The only thing I'm worried about is Peyton with (2) gloves on. The cold weather makes him wear a glove on his throwing hand, and sometimes the ball comes out wrong. My ravens were able to pick him off last year with the gloves, this year he took the glove off his throwing hand and scorched us with 7 TD passes in one game... GO Manning, lose the GLOVE on the throwing hand!

bgreen15x
bgreen15x

As a Giants fan rooting for Peyton as he is a Manning brother. Go Giants and Go Broncos win that Superbowl.

J57
J57

@troyhargensMakes sense to me since he plays 8 games there every season. How does it not make sense to you? He's only offering advice on the quirks of the wind and weather at specific places on the playing field... not how to win there.