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Ironically, Peyton has seen Eli play in two Super Bowls, the second in Indianapolis in 2011, in the stadium that was Peyton’s home field.

Eli admits he gets nervous watching his brother play, but not as nervous as his quarterback father, Archie, “who will be biting his fingernails.”

“If you are playing, you are prepared and you are out there and can have an effect on the game,” Eli said. “When you are watching, you can’t help. You can’t do anything. You feel like you want to be out there to do something to make it go right but you have to sit there and let it happen.”

Manning is looking forward to next season. After posting a 7-9 record and missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five years, coach Tom Coughlin shook up his offensive staff. He hired Ben McAdoo to be his offensive coordinator after Kevin Gilbride retired, fired two long-time assistants and either hired or reassigned men so that Pat Flaherty is the only major assistant on the unit not moving.

“I am interested to see what our offense is going to be,” Manning said. “This is really the first time going into an offseason and not knowing exactly what you are doing. You might have little changes here and there, but we are going to have a new offense. I have to learn that. I am not worried about that, but it will be a little extra work, trying to learn how to call things.”

The concept of a West Coast offense doesn’t scare the longtime Giant. He said it’s a timing offense and he is comfortable with that.