ESPN’s move to have the Manning brothers call the games “Monday Night Football” continued to bear fruit in Monday’s Packers-Lions game as Elder Manning didn’t take the time to let it go. a joke at the expense of a longtime former rival, New England.
Towards the start of the first quarter, Peyton Manning noted how more willing Green Bay was to establish the race against Detroit, which he said in a conversation with Eli Manning on Friday should be a point of attention following the loss. 38-3 of the Packers vs. the Saints.
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It was quite a coincidence that the elder Manning suggested that their conversation had been bugged, “Kind of like the Patriots did back then.”
Eli Manning then asked if his brother was nervous about returning to Lucas Oil Stadium after Super Bowl 46, given that the Patriots have been training at the Colts facility all week. Peyton Manning doubled down on the joke, saying he would not discuss plays in the locker room.
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“Every time I played against New England I was going to talk to my receivers like in the shower, in the far corner,” said Peyton Manning. “Like, ‘Don’t talk about a play by my locker.’ Because I know it’s bugged. I know there’s a hot mic in there. We’re in the shower. It’s very strange to see seven guys hanging out there in the shower. But take it. all precautions… “
Peyton Manning was certainly right to take precautions against the Patriots, given their long history of cheating scandals, including the 2007 Spygate and 2014 Deflategate scandals.
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Regardless, Peyton Manning continued to show off his acting skills alongside his brother on the “MNF” mega-broadcast. Fans can enjoy it for the remainder of Monday’s game between the Packers and Lions, and again the following week in Cowboys vs. Eagles.