Cookie consent

We use cookies to improve your experience on this website. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies. Tell me more | Cookie preferences

Eli vs. Peyton: Manning Bowl III

Peyton Manning (right) consoles younger brother Eli after the Colts beat the Giants in 2010.

Story highlights

  • Eli Manning and Peyton Manning play against each other for the third time
  • Eli's New York Giants play older brother Peyton's Denver Broncos
  • Peyton beat Eli twice while playing for the Indianapolis Colts
  • Eli has two Super Bowl rings, compared to Peyton's one

It's Manning vs. Manning, Eli vs. Peyton, New York Giants vs. Denver Broncos. Less brother in arms more grappling brothers.

This weekend the NFL's most high-profile sibling rivalry is reignited, as two brothers who first played football together in their New Orleans front yard go head-to-head in the big league.

But don't expect any animosity between the two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks.

"I'm proud of Peyton, he's proud of me and we've worked hard to get to this point and into the NFL," younger brother Eli, 32, told CNN as his Giants prepare to welcome Peyton's Broncos on Sunday.

"We support each other and we want each other to play well each year. Just seeing him before the game, shaking his hand and just talking for those few minutes are special moments, that's what you'll remember down the road."

Young fans attracted to EPL and NFL

    Just Watched

    Young fans attracted to EPL and NFL

Young fans attracted to EPL and NFL 02:54
PLAY VIDEO
Why fantasy football = big money

    Just Watched

    Why fantasy football = big money

Why fantasy football = big money 02:20
PLAY VIDEO

Read: NFL, ex-players reach deal in concussion lawsuit

The brothers have met on two previous occasions, when Peyton was playing for the Indianapolis Colts in 2006 and 2010. Peyton beat his little brother on both occasions.

But Eli has won most when it counts. He has two Super Bowls rings, one more than his big brother.

Caught in the middle at MetLife Stadium will be their parents. When both your boys are going toe-to-toe, who do you cheer for?

"I think they'll just root for offense, a high-scoring game," replied Eli. "Both quarterbacks did everything they could but something happens where one team loses but it's still some sort of moral victory, if that exists."

The two brothers had contrasting results in week one of the NFL regular season.

The Broncos beat the Baltimore Ravens 49-27, while the Giants went down 36-31 at the Dallas Cowboys.

      U.S. Sport

    • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23:  Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada celebrates after scoring his team's second goal in the second period during the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match against Sweden on Day 16 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

      With a growing audience boosted by the drama of ice hockey on show in Sochi at the Winter Olympics, can the sport capitalize on its popularity?
    • Jason Collins makes his debut on the Brooklyn Nets against the Los Angeles Lakers on February 23.

      Jason Collins became the first openly gay man to play in the NBA, wearing a Brooklyn Nets uniform in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
    • FOR USE ON CNN PHOTO BLOG ONLY

      When the Super Bowl kicks off in New Jersey, photographer John Biever was there. Just as he was for all of the 47 other Super Bowls.
    • Sergio Pinales, one of the original Compton Cricket Club players.

      A cricket club based in Compton has turned neighborhood boys into gentlemen on the pitch. CNN's Paul Vercammen reports.
    • Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images

      Music is becoming an increasingly big part of sport, whether on TV or at the stadiums -- but what does it add, asks CNN's Don Riddell?
    • Robbie Rogers plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

      What is life really like for a gay sports star after they come out? U.S. footballer Robbie Rogers tells all.