Jan 22, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half of the 2011 NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
USA TODAY - The Manning brothers are no strangers to the Super Bowl. This will be the fifth game played by either Eli or Peyton on the biggest stage in the NFL, and it just so happens to be taking place in the former's backyard.
On Tuesday, Peyton made it over to Eli's Hoboken, N.J., home for a little downtime in the middle of the Super Bowl grind.
When he got there, Peyton got to hold his 7-month-old niece, Lucy, for the very first time.
From the Associated Press:
"I think people assume, you're brothers, you're around all the time," Eli said Wednesday after making a promotional appearance for Purina. "We don't get the holidays, Thanksgiving. You don't get Christmas to go visit family and everyone is together. He's in Denver, not real close. We don't get to be around and see each other's families often. It was exciting. He wanted to come meet Lucy and got to meet her for the first time."
Eli said football rarely came up during Peyton's visit and added that he fed him "something healthy" for dinner.
"At those moments you don't want to talk about [football]," Eli said. "If he wanted to bring it up I was going to let him bring it up"
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