From the NFL PR Dept.
Sunday night’s matchup on NBC will feature the Manning brothers – quarterbacks ELI (New York) and PEYTON (Indianapolis). It will be the second time these two meet. In 2006, the Colts defeated the Giants 26-21 in the first game in NFL history that two quarterback brothers started for opposing teams.
"It is rare that you get to face your brother," says Eli Manning. "You kind of appreciate that when the National Anthem is being sung and you look over and see your big brother. That’s pretty special. You have to try and enjoy it and have fun with it and understand it’s something that doesn’t happen often."
The Giants began the season with a 31-18 victory over the Carolina Panthers in the opening of New Meadowlands Stadium. New York wide receiver HAKEEM NICKS led the way with three touchdown catches and became the first player in more than 20 years to score three touchdowns in the first game at a new stadium.
"It was an historic win for the New York Giants franchise in the new stadium," says Giants head coach TOM COUGHLIN. "It was an outstanding win for our team."
Indianapolis will look to rebound from a rare September loss. Entering 2010, the Colts had posted a 26-6 (.813) record in the opening month over the past 10 years (2000-09).
"The season is a long haul," says Indianapolis head coach JIM CALDWELL. "It’s Round One of a 16-round fight. What we have to do is continue to get better each and every week. That’s what we’re focusing on."