Peyton and Eli Manning Get Cheeky on Monday Night Football Debut

Published 09/14/2021, 1:06 PM EDT
Eli Manning alongside Peyton Manning (Right). Image credit – Eli Manning @Twitter.


At the respective peak of their careers, quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Eli Manning were regarded as two of the most clinical players in the NFL. The two siblings were no-nonsense quarterbacks and demanded the best from their teammates. It’s no surprise that the pair share a total of 4 Super Bowl rings between them.

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Aug 8, 2021; Canton, Ohio, USA; Inductee Peyton Manning (left) and presenter Archie Manning (right) pose after unveiling the bust of Peyton during the Class of 2021 NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Now retired, both stalwarts of the game feature on and off in charitable events and NFL broadcast shows. The Manning brothers made their debut on Monday Night Football earlier this week. They covered the thrilling 27-33 game which saw Las Vegas Raiders beat the Baltimore Ravens in overtime.

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Their on-screen camaraderie and hilarious digs at each other brought a smile to fans at home.

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Peyton and Eli Manning fire shots at each other on Monday Night Football

Peyton Manning and younger brother, Eli were both almost unplayable during their playing days. But life off the football field is a different story altogether. The Manning brothers were both covering the epic Monday night showdown between Las Vegas Raiders and the Baltimore Ravens.

The game was a whole different affair altogether. But what caught the attention of football fans in North America was the camaraderie between Eli and Peyton. Both popular siblings did not hold back as they fired friendly shots at each other all throughout the show.

Eli was the first to start the banter as he joked about Peyton’s ‘giant forehead’. But here are a few more hilarious outtakes from Monday night’s telecast.

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Following the reaction from their MNF debut, football fans will be eager to see their two favorite quarterbacks on screen soon. The sibling pair brought much-needed positivity to the show and kept things cohesive. Fingers crossed, we’ll see the Manning brothers firing shots at each other once again!

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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