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Peyton Manning Really Proud of Brother Eli

There will be at least one Manning playing a meaningful football game in Indianapolis this season. Unexpectedly, it will be Eli.

Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was in San Francisco to watch his brother’s Giants beat the 49ers to advance to the Super Bowl. The older brother had positive thoughts for his little bro.

“I’m really proud. He played great and the team played great,” Peyton said after the win. “I’m just proud of the way he competed. He took a lot of hits as a quarterback. I have a great appreciation for the way he competed, for the way he got up. As his brother, I’m awfully proud as well.”

Peyton somewhat shrugged off the suggestion that the accomplishment of beating the 49ers to face the Patriots was amazing.

“It’s what I expected him to do, I guess what he expected to do. I think it’s pretty neat as a rematch. It’s an awesome job by him, an awesome job as a team.”

Well those are all answers you would probably expect to hear. Now if the reporters had some real minerals, they’d ask Peyton what he thinks of everyone questioning if Eli is the better clutch performer. I think little bro may be.


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  • Gene

    I have no doubt that Eli is better in the clutch than his older brother, and he certainly plays better on the road and outdoors.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    He certainly comes up in big moments, but I still remember a ton of two-minute drills engineered by Peyton that makes this a tough question.

  • Gene

    Yes, but most of them were indoors and during the regular season.