Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/5/13
The conversation could have gone like this where Eli Manning placed a call to his older brother Peyton at some point this week: “Hey Bro tell me everything about the Eagles’ defense.” Peyton Manning’s response could have been as simple as “Just watch the film little brother.” The Eagles are facing a Manning brother for the second consecutive week in Eli Manning and the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. The difference of course is that Eli isn’t on a record-setting pace for a quarterback like Peyton who dissected the Eagles last Sunday in Denver’s 52-20 win. Instead Eli Manning has thrown nine interceptions through four games and has been sacked 14 times for the 0-4 Giants. Eli Manning’s offensive line is in tatters as stalwarts Chris Snee and David Baas are both listed as out for the game. The Giants have no running game to speak of as they average just 56.3 yards per game. There probably isn’t much Peyton could tell his brother if Eli is going to be running for his life most of the time other than perhaps “duck.” “I don’t think Eli gets credit for just how tough he is” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. “He gets hit just gets up and has the same exact demeanor then goes and continues to do the exact same thing.” There’s one other thing that Kelly marveled about with Eli Manning and that’s his accuracy on deep throws to wide receivers like Victor Cruz Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle. “He may be the best deep-ball thrower in the game” Kelly said. But throwing deep requires time which means the Eagles have to put pressure on him so he doesn’t have it. If he has the time he could pick apart the defense just like his older brother did. And Eli Manning threw for 450 yards in a 36-31 loss to Dallas in the season opener. The Eagles meanwhile haven’t held an opposing quarterback under 300 yards yet this season. Their pass defense ranks 31st in the NFL allowing an average of 325 yards per game. “We have to get to him” linebacker DeMeco Ryans said. “We have to put pressure on him. Eli can make all the throws. He’s a Super Bowl MVP great quarterback. But we have to rattle him get him off his spot and make him make the decisions he doesn’t want to make
The Worst: NFL Week 2
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Marlins’ Dee Gordon emotional after lead-off HR

Patrice Bergeron’s worries go away with Brad Marchand’s contract signed

Report: Gabbert in danger of losing starting job to Kaepernick

John Fox won't commit to Cutler as starter when healthy

Report: Austin Sefarian-Jenkins claimed by Jets off waivers


Dez Bryant to undergo MRI after suffering knee injury

Report: Adrian Peterson determined to play again in 2016

Report: McDaniels plans to leave Pats, pursue head-coaching job

Report: Cam Newton feels good, ankle not a problem

Palmer's death brings heartfelt statements from Woods, Obama

Paul Pierce announces he will retire after upcoming season

Kevin Garnett's unique career proves anything is possible

Jose Fernandez joins tragic list of premature departures

15 greatest calls of Vin Scully's career

Week 4 in college football as explained by Queen

The good, bad, and ugly from Week 3 in the NFL season

Chris Bosh deserved more than our jokes and underappreciation

LeBron supports Kaepernick but will stand for national anthem

Ben McAdoo: Odell Beckham needs to control his emotions more

Saban rips LSU for firing Miles in middle of season

Box Score: 9/26 - Ratings, Cosell, kitties and stadium names

Ten biggest winners and losers from NFL Week 3

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Kevin Garnett's unique NBA career proves anything is possible

Jose Fernandez joins tragic list of premature departures

Week 4 in college football as explained by Queen

The good, bad, and ugly from Week 3 in the NFL season

Where does Landon Donovan's return rank?

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

WNBA playoffs head into second round after single eliminations

CFB Crash Course: Week 4 - No ranking is safe

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker