Mannings battle first in a SportsCenter ad

Mannings Eli Manning is trying to play down the Sunday-night matchup between his New York Giants and brother Peyton’s Indianapolis Colts. “I’m not surprised people are making a big deal out of it,” Eli says. “We’ve tried to make this thing as low-key as possible, but we understand it’s a good thing for the NFL, TV and the ratings.” Filming a SportsCenter commercial together doesn’t seem that low-key.

—Posted by Tim Nudd