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Manning vs Manning: By the numbers

For those who might be unaware, Sunday will mark the third meeting between brothers Peyton and Eli Manning. Big brother Peyton holds a 2-0 record against Eli’s Giants, both wins coming with Peyton as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

Even though Peyton does hold both wins, the play of the two brothers has not been that different. Eli suffered a 24-point loss in 2010, but the overall numbers show that he was not the reason the Giants couldn’t overcome the Colts.

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COMPLETION PERCENTAGE

67%                                                                                         58%

It’s no surprise that Peyton holds a higher completion percentage. He has always been the more accurate passer and is far more surgical when picking apart a defense than Eli is.

 

 

 


TOUCHDOWN TO INTERCEPTION RATIO

4-1                                                                                              4-2

When it comes to touchdown passes when playing each other, Eli is actually the more consistent Manning. He went for two touchdowns and one interception in each of the two meetings while Peyton threw for one a piece in their first game in, before throwing three touchdowns in 2010.


TOTAL PASSING YARDS

531                                                                                            408

Peyton has shown many times that he is capable of throwing for 400 yards, but an average of 265 per game was good enough to win. When Eli failed to crack 200 yards in 2010, the Giants got blown out.

 

 

 


AVERAGE PASSER RATING

112.2                                                                                         87.2

Eli has been good, but not great against Peyton when the siblings have squared off. Peyton has a tendency to be himself, regardless of who he is playing.

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When kickoff rolls around on Sunday, all of these numbers will be thrown out the window. Peyton and Eli will face off for the third and potentially last time, and the only number that will count at the end is the final score. Both teams return to practice Wednesday in preparation for Manning Bow III.


Dan Mohrmann is a staff writer for Mile High Sports. He can be reached via email at dan@milehighsports.com or on Twitter @DanMohrmann.

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