Peyton Manning: Go Eli, Go Giants!

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Hey, Indianapolis. A Manning will be playing in your Super Bowl, after all.

No, not that one.

It’ll be Eli Manning leading the Giants to a Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots — and this time on older brother Peyton’s home field.

“It doesn’t matter to me where you’re playing it or the fact that it’s in Indianapolis,” Eli Manning said. “I’m just excited about being in one.”

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“I block for Eli,” said offensive lineman David Diehl. “I don’t block for Peyton, and there is nobody else I want behind me. We’re the New York Giants. We’re not the Colts and we’re going there to win this game.”

Five plays after the 49ers’ Kyle Williams fumbled a punt, Lawrence Tynes kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime, sending the Giants to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 victory over San Francisco in the NFC championship game on Sunday.

Holder Steve Weatherford celebrated with a slip-and-slide on his back down the soggy field. Victor Cruz fell to his knees. Tynes quickly found his crying wife for a warm hug. Manning tossed his gloves into the temporary seats with a big smile, then received a surprise visit from big brother, Peyton, in the locker room.

“I told him I loved him,” Peyton told reporters afterward. “I told him I was proud of him.”

Manning went 32 of 58 for 316 yards and two touchdowns and overcame six sacks in his record fifth road playoff win, New York’s fifth in a row overall. Manning orchestrated five fourth-quarter wins during the regular season.

And in two weeks, the Giants’ Manning will have a chance to surpass his older brother with a second championship ring.

“I’m just proud as a quarterback to see the way he’s played,” said Peyton. “I’m even more proud as his brother.”

Peyton wouldn’t comment on his neck injury or the possibility of somehow landing with the Jets. He instead threw all his star power behind little brother Eli.

“It is Eli’s day. Go Giants,” said Manning. “It’s all about the Giants now.”

Will Eli win his second ring on Feb. 5? Sound off below!

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  • robert fiorella

    eli will win antother superbowl. he,s worth every penny they pay him.

  • Henry Li

    The Pats won by default and the Giants won by a gift from sf. GO GIANTS !!!

    • Scott Daly

      Stripping the ball and recovering it is not a gift. Its called they had more will to win the game than sf

    • Lou D.

      Actually the Pats got two gifts. One by Lee Evans and one by Billy Cundiff.

  • Peyton Manners

    I remember when Eli and I were kids we would cuddle up on the couch or in bed or on the floor in the basement

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