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The Chiefs and NFL by beat writer Terez Paylor

Peyton Manning can return the favor by winning in brother Eli’s house

01/27/2014 10:20 AM

01/27/2014 10:55 AM

Two years ago, the New York Giants’ Eli Manning won the Super Bowl in the stadium Peyton Manning built, Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Now, Peyton, with the Denver Broncos after 14 years in Indianapolis, has a chance to win a Super Bowl in Eli’s home field, MetLife Stadium.

Peyton, who has one Super Bowl victory, has asked his younger brother about playing in MetLife Stadium, but not about Denver’s Super Bowl opponent, the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle beat the Giants 23-0 on Dec. 15 at MetLife Stadium, intercepting Eli five times.

“He told me he couldn’t help me much with Seattle,” Peyton said on Sunday night. “It wasn’t one of the Giants’ better days. So he said to not ask him for a whole lot of help there. Eli and I have talked about playing in this stadium.”

The Broncos also visited MetLife Stadium this season, beating the Giants 41-23 in week two.

“I feel it was helpful to play in this stadium this season,” Manning said. “It was the first time I had the chance to play in that stadium. So, it’s nice when you’ve played in it before, at least you kind of know the surroundings a little bit. Eli has been always helpful to me for many reasons. I’ve talked to him a number of times these past couple of weeks, and he is excited for me. I’ve always appreciated his help and support.”

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