The New York Giants are getting some help on beating Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers by learning from Eli Manning's champion brother Peyton.
Peyton, a two-time Super Bowl champion who retired after the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 in February, visited the Giants' facility on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, talking to the 8-3 Giants about Roethlisberger and the Steelers, whom the Giants play Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET at Heinz Field.
While Eli, who is 1-2 against Pittsburgh, hasn't faced the Steelers since 2012, Peyton and the Broncos beat them 23-16 in last year's AFC Divisional round. Peyton, including the playoffs, went 4-1 in his career against the Roethlisberger-led Steelers, throwing for 1,250 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception in those matchups.
"He gave some insight," Eli said to Raanan. "Just some stuff that was successful; he's played Pittsburgh a lot over the years. Played 'em last year in the playoffs. So just had a few tips or ideas that may fit into our system."
Talking about his relationship with his older brother, Eli said Peyton will watch his games and text him afterward -- more "good throw on this" instead of tips, Eli said.
"But that, kind of, has always been the case," Eli said. "I think we still have great communication about what is going on."