“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” is back for its fifth episode in Week 8, and there’s one question on the minds of football fans gearing up for the show.
Who will they bring on as guests for this week’s broadcast?
In Week 7, the Manning brothers put together a star-studded guest list featuring Marshawn Lynch, Tom Brady, Sue Bird and Drew Brees that created numerous memorable moments (though nothing topped Lynch, who admitted he had been drinking Hennessy and dropped plenty of profanity during the broadcast). After that, viewers are excited to know who they have in store for Week 8.
The Mannings have tended to announce their guest lists on the day of their broadcast and typically feature one per quarter. Often, the guests have ties to the teams squaring off in each game, much like Lynch (Seahawks) and Brees (Saints) did in last week’s game.
As such, it’s no surprise to see a couple of people with Giants ties on this week’s show given Eli Manning’s connection to the team.
Here’s a look at the guest list for the Week 8 airing of “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” during the Chiefs vs. Giants game.
Manningcast guests for Week 8
Comedian Jon Stewart is set to be the first guest on the Manningcast in Week 8. The former star of “The Daily Show” and current star of “The Problem with Jon Stewart” will appear during the first quarter of the Chiefs-Giants game.
Why did the Mannings choose Stewart for this game? Well, he’s a huge Giants fan and will relish the opportunity to talk about the state of his favorite team with the Mannings.
Oh yeah, Stewart also recently appeared on an episode of “Eli’s Places,” and helped the former Giants quarterback recreate the first college football game. It was probably easy enough to get him on given his relationship with Eli.
The second quarter guest for “Monday Night Football” will be Michael Strahan. It’s easy to understand why Strahan was called to join this show. He played in 216 games as a member of the Giants and is the franchise’s all-time leading sack artist. He bested the legendary Lawrence Taylor with a mark of 141.5 during his career.
Strahan spent the final four seasons of his career playing with Eli Manning and they won Super Bowl 42 as teammates. They’ll likely reminisce about that 17-14 victory and shocking upset of the then-undefeated Patriots and share stories about their time together with the Giants.
Josh Allen is set to appear in the third quarter of “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli”, the Bills announced. Allen has a relationship with the Mannings and has appeared at the Manning Passing Academy before.
“I do have a good relationship with Peyton and Eli going back to the Manning Passing Academy,” Allen said last week, per Bills.com . “And Archie texts me once in a while, which is really cool. It’s super surreal that he texts me and wishes me good luck and stuff. They’re the ultimate football family. So yeah, if they asked me, I’d definitely go on.”
Allen also may have been brought on to help analyze Patrick Mahomes’ performance. Allen and Mahomes are the two highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL and are often compared to one another. The Mannings will relish getting Allen’s thoughts on Mahomes in this one, especially as the Chiefs’ quarterback navigates a tough, 3-4 start to the season.
The final guest of the Week 8 Manningcast will be former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin. The Hall of Famer now works as a studio analyst for NFL Network and is a staple of their “NFL Gameday Morning” program on Sundays.
Irvin obviously has experience playing in the NFC East and has memories of many rivalry games against the Giants. He also shares the Hall of Fame bond with Peyton Manning, so the host probably tapped into that connection to get Irvin on the show.
How to watch Peyton, Eli Manning on Monday Night Football
“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will be broadcast on ESPN2. It will also be simulcast on ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+, which has several subscription options. You can view them all below.
Viewers can also stream “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” using fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
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