Eli Manning may have been one of the last people in the world to see his brother Peyton break the NFL record for career touchdown passes. He and the Giants were on a plane home from Dallas on Sunday night when No. 18 threw No. 509. Eli didn't get to watch it until he got home in the middle of the night.
"I sent him a text message and said congrats and I was proud of him," Eli said Monday afternoon. "I haven't gotten to talk to him yet."
Finding time for that, he said, is going to be tricky. The Broncos have a short week with a game Thursday, so Peyton probably is in full preparation mode. But Eli said he might try to catch up on Monday night.
"You never play for individual awards and records and that type of stuff, but that's pretty special, the touchdown record," Eli said of the mark, which now stands at 510. "I think it has an opportunity to stick around for a long, long time."
Eli probably won't be the one to break it, but he does continue to climb the ranks. His three touchdown passes Sunday gave him 243 and moved him past Y.A. Tittle (242) into 18th all-time.
Coughlin said cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's hamstring and back injury is a "continuous kind of thing" but that the bye week should help him recover . . . Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins said he likely will miss "a couple of weeks" with a right calf strain.