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There is some coincidence about this game. When Eli won his second Super Bowl in 2012, it was in Peyton’s stadium in Indianapolis.

“I’m rooting for him,” Eli said. “It’s not like watching any other football game. If I’m watching two other teams, I’m kind of casually watching and don’t really care who wins or loses. Here, it’s a little bit more nerve-racking. I don’t get nervous playing football games, I get nervous watching my brother play, and I guess because I’ve been doing this for a long time and you kind of know key moments and key plays.”

Eli does not think the cold will be a factor in the game. The bigger issue for his brother would be snow and wind. That might affect the Broncos more because they are a passing offense. The Seahawks are more run-oriented.

Coming into the season, Eli hoped the Giants might become the first time to play the Super Bowl in their own stadium. A 0-6 start derailed that and led to a 7-9 season that left New York out of the playoffs for the fourth time in five years.

If he’s not going, Manning is happy his brother made it. There is a little jealousy, too.

“It kind of makes you want to get back to that situation and kind of get back to working and getting your mind set on doing whatever I have to do to get the Giants back to the championship games and get back to Super Bowls,” Eli said.

Sunday, he’ll watch, and root for Peyton, just like his big brother did for him in 2008 and ‘12, when the Giants won it all.

That’s the family way.