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Eli vs. Peyton Manning

Updated on February 8, 2008

Peyton Manning

Eli Manning

I'm a life long Giants fan, so when the Giants made that bold draft day trade a few years ago to obtain quarterback Eli Manning from San Diego for what amounted to Phillip Rivers and a large farm, I was giddy. Giddy because I was hopefully Eli could duplicate his big brother's NFL stats.

After watching Eli for a few years, and watching Peyton continue to get better even for him, it's clear at this point that Peyton is probably a superior quarterback. But that doesn't mean Eli isn't very, very good, something he proved by leading the G-men to a Super Bowl title after the 2007 season. Here are some similarities and differences between the two NFL quarterback brothers:


* Both of these guys have a sixth sense for finding a receiver in traffic, especially on third down and especially near the goal line. Peyton has Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne, and Eli has Plaxico Burress and Jeremy Shockey.

* Both of them call audibles at the line of scrimmage like their life depends on it. You can seriously get dizzy watching both of these guys jump up and down and change the play, pointing and waving and jumping around.

* Both brothers have a serious passion for the game, and want to win in the worst way. Both are also students of the game.

* Both of them now have Super Bowl rings and Super Bowl MVP Awards.


* Peyton has more sense as to when to get rid of the ball, while Eli still occasionally throws a pass that he shouldn't, resulting in interceptions.

* Peyton is more outspoken, leading to several endorsement deals. Seriously, what product has Peyton Manning not pimped? But Eli is catching up in that department, and his marketability can go through the roof now that he's won a Super Bowl as a player in New York.

* Peyton has just a bit more zip on his ball, and like he says in the commercial, a "laser, rocket arm."

* Peyton starred at the University of Tennessee and Eli starred at the lesser known football powerhouse University of Mississippi.

* Peyton stars in the small Midwest city of Indianapolis, while Eli is under huge scrutiny at all times in the nation's biggest city and metropolitan area.


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      willboats 5 years ago

      Eli has two super bowl wins payton couldn't even get his team in eli also has many more years to play the game ppl need to look at facts.

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      samuel 6 years ago

      next year they will do better

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      Cali_G-Man 6 years ago

      to; Online Money 101

      yes Eli had alot of interceptions but out of those 25 i would say 17 of them where his fault but then again his recievers are less than 4 year "vets" sso theyve got alot to learn and as far as their offense of lineman they where tied for second for least alloweed sacks at 16 and Hakeem Nicks. GET READY! greatest Giants reciever since Plaxico u r going to win the superbowl and ELI get ready for another MVP award

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      Online Money 101 7 years ago

      Eli had HOW MANY interceptions this year? Sheeesh.. OK, they weren't all his fault, but. jeez....

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      samuel 7 years ago

      eli got what he wanted. people are paing a tenchon to archie agene

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      samuel 7 years ago

      the giants won the super bowl baby we won

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      samuel 7 years ago

      peyton and eli manning are my cusins and i tell you what there the best in the country.

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      racquetsportatlas 8 years ago

      I love Peyton and I'd have to agree that Eli is really good too. This season, he has really stood out as a top-tier QB and I think it will be a matter of a season or two before Eli is better than Peyton

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      Eli Manning 8 years ago

      Hi guys it's Eli you guys shold talk about my brother Archie no one talks to him anymore and Peyton gets all the big fans, but later i will im working on it bitches!

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      ismail  8 years ago

      GIANTS GIANT GIANTS GIANTS GIANTS GIANTS GIANTS GIANTS GIANTS WILL REPEAT SUPPERBOWL WITHOUT PLAXCIO STUPID BURRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Beasha Life 9 years ago

      I love the peyton

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      talented_ink 9 years ago from USA

      You're right and considering the amount of press last year's Super Bowl got, I know a brother vs. brother one would pull ridiculous amounts of spectators and advertisers. The only problem with a Colts/Giants game is the Dallas Cowboys. lol By the way, I wrote a hub on Favre and if you're a football fan like I think you are, I'm curious to know what you think.

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      Nashville G-man 9 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      i actually just told someone yesterday that I am predicting a Colts/Giants Super Bowl...would definitely be awesome

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      talented_ink 9 years ago from USA

      Interesting hub and I think that was a great Super Bowl in the fact that the underdog Giants worked better as a team than the then undefeated Patriots could. What do you think are the chances of a Manning vs. Manning Super Bowl this season?

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      Nashville G-man 9 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      hey Lightstruck.....I completely agree with you....not a day has gone by since Feb 3 that I haven't thought about the game and the drive and the catch. It's all pretty remarkable and something we're going to look back fondly on for a long time.

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      Lightstruck 9 years ago from Denver

      In my opinion, that was one of the best Super Bowls I've seen. The drive by Manning and the Giants at the end was honestly a moment I won't soon forget. The catch by Tyree was one of the most significant catches in league history..period. With respect to the Patriots, I was pulling for your Giants. Congrats!

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      Nashville G-man 9 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      yeah, I'm still giddy about the Giants winning last week!

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      Karen, Ephrata, PA 9 years ago I am not certain what URL stands please don't hold that against me. =) So what...I am 33 years old and am learning about football. Yeah, I have brother's, but I guess I just never really cared to learn about it before. So, here I am having a great time learning about the sport. I am from NY and my entire family loves the NY Giants! And the last two games the Giants played were AWESOME!! Plus, oh yes...Eli Manning is very fine! He looks like such a sweetheart...just what every woman is looking for and what his fiance should be proud to be with! Eli...if things don't work out feel free to look me up and if not I wish you all of the luck in the world!! You are a great guy!

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      NEFAN 10 years ago

      Your Right ! The Patriots DONT have crap on the mannings they have 3 rings over the mannings !!!!

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      ashley 10 years ago

      i agree with brooke!


      im in love with peyton manning <3333

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      brooke 10 years ago

      i am abseloutly in love with the manning borthers. people need to quit talking smack saying " NE Patriots are better"

      when inreality, Tom Brady and the Patriots don't have CRAP on the Mannings.

      they're the most talented young men you'll meet.

      i'm gunna be a colts & ginats fan till the day i die.

      nuff said,