New York Giants KickOff “NBC Sunday Night Football” In The First Ever in NFL History Manning VS. Manning Match-Up
SUNDAY, SEPT. 10 - NFL Week One
Sunday "Football Night in America" game on Sept. 10 features the long-anticipated first meeting of sibling quarterbacks as Eli Manning and the New York Giants host Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants (Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.)
A NFL first brothers will square off as rival quarterbacks when Eli Manning and big brother Peyton and the Colts. Eli Manning led the Giants to the NFC East Championship last season while Peyton Manning led the Colts to the AFC South title.
Eli is in his third year as quarterback of the New York Giants, Peyton in his ninth year as quarterback for the perennial Super Bowl-contending Indianapolis Colts. The Giants are scheduled to host the Colts that evening in a classic case of brother-against-brother, and the statistics that will compare the two will be seen in the national Television. As far as Eli is concerned, all he can remember from last years NFL season is leading the Giants to a playoff berth in just his second season. For Peyton, he seeks redemption from a disappointing playoff loss to the Steelers.
The pressure of brother vs. brother may weigh most heavily on Eli, however. The Giants start the season with a killer schedule. In addition to hosting the Colts to kickoff the season, the Giants travel to Philadelphia the following week and Seattle the next week, facing the last two NFC champions in a row.
Payton Manning still has not taken his team to the Super Bowl, but the Colts are always near the top of the league. Last season, they started out a remarkable 14-0 before the untimely suicide of head coach Tony Dungy's son.
Either Way this will be one of the most exciting Games this 2006 NFL season and this will be NFL history in the making as these both of these teams are out to win their division this Year.