Peyton Manning on brother Eli’s Super Bowl reaction: ‘I’ve seen that face before’

WASHINGTON — It had to happen: Super Bowl-winning quarterback Peyton Manning responded on Wednesday night to concerns about the — um, ambivalent — reaction that brother Eli had to Sunday’s game-sealing touchdown.

In case you need a reminder, and because it never, ever gets old, here’s how Eli, the quarterback for the New York Giants, reacted to the touchdown that virtually assured Peyton — his own brother, it cannot be stressed enough — of joining him with two Super Bowl rings:

On Wednesday night, Peyton Manning, on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” reacted to the reaction by pretty much agreeing with how Eli Manning explained himself earlier this week: “I think Eli was analyzing the game and kind of into the game, as I would be if he was playing it.” Eli added that he could see the humor in people’s interpretation of his expression.

Peyton Manning, meanwhile, joked that “I’ve seen that face before,” and had a blast with a cardboard cutout of Eli’s “death stare,” fictionally re-enacting telling his brother about some of the highlights of his life.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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