Peyton Manning addresses Eli's reaction to Super Bowl victory

Peyton Manning is enjoying his post-Super Bowl press tour as he poked fun at brother Eli's sad face and squared off with Magic Johnson when he visited the Tonight Show on Wednesday.

Super Bowl 50 champion also smashes eggs over his head with Magic Johnson

Peyton Manning visited Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show Wednesday and discussed his brother's infamous sad face. (Youtube)

Peyton Manning had a fairly simple explanation for his brother's lack of emotion after the Broncos sealed a 24-10 Super Bowl 50 victory on Sunday. 

Eli's non-reaction to Denver's late touchdown against the Carolina Panthers circulated online and Peyton took the opportunity to join in on the fun when he appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday. 

Some suggested the sad expression could have something to do with Peyton equalling Eli with his second NFL championship, but Peyton knew better, explaining that it was just his brother being focused on the game. 

"Eli and I have always supported each other. I think Eli was analyzing the game and kind of into the game like I would be as if he were playing it. And so he was just as happy," Peyton said. 

The 39-year-old quarterback also participated in his second battle of the week, this time facing off against NBA legend Magic Johnson. Unfortunately, both ended up with egg on their face in the process.

"I had dreams growing up that I'd maybe get the chance to play Magic one-on-one some day…" Manning said prior to the game of "Egg Russian Roulette."

Stick around to the end for the very uncomfortable fist bump. 


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