It’s hard to fault Patriots fans who looked at the lopsided matchup and decided against watching the latest edition of Monday Night Football.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers facing off against the lowly Lions? After Green Bay was embarrassed in Week 1?
It had all the makings of a blowout and proved to be just that, albeit after the Pack pulled away in the second half.
However, if you tuned in for the first quarter, you probably caught Peyton Manning casually poking fun at the Patriots’ Spygate scandal.
When Eli brought up the Super Bowl XLVI matchup between the Patriots and Giants — which was played in Indianapolis — Peyton saw yet another opportunity to troll New England and longtime nemesis, Tom Brady.
See for yourselves, Patriots fans.
Peyton Manning proved again on Monday night that he’s obsessed with trolling ex-Patriots QB Tom Brady.
The humor is undeniable, but perhaps Manning should give his Brady jokes a little more breathing room next time?
We get that he’s trying to win over a national audience and most viewers probably found this particular joke hilarious. However, Patriots fans know all too well that Manning is obsessed with making fun of Brady. During Week 1’s MNF broadcast, he made fun of the former Patriots quarterback for his indifference towards the new jersey number policy.
At this point, aren’t the Spygate jokes a little stale? It happened 14 years ago. Everyone, including rival fans, have moved on. As for Manning, well, it appears he still holds a gripe with Brady and the Pats after all these years.
That wasn’t even all Manning had to say, either.
While admiring the Packers insistence on establishing the run, Manning joked that Green Bay must have eavesdropped on their conversation that highlighted the importance of getting Aaron Jones going early on.
We obviously understand where Manning is coming from, but man, he was really forcing it on Monday night. One joke was PLENTY.
Getting beyond Spygate, we remind you that Manning also took a blatant shot at Deflategate during a January episode of his ESPN show, “Peyton’s Places.”
Manning is objectively a witty guy, and he and Eli have done a great job bringing a different angle to the Monday Night Football broadcast.
However, just like any comedian who loses a crowd after he or she plays the same joke one too many times, the Brady jabs are getting a little repetitive. It might be time for the Hall of Fame QB to jot down some new punchlines.