Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Peyton Manning, and brother Eli Manning completed a bizarre feat this season.
One of the best developments this NFL season was the fun that viewers had during Monday Night Football while watching the ManningCast.
Every week, at least one of the guest was an active player. About halfway through the season, fans begin to notice that the team of the player that appeared on the ManningCast would lose the following game.
Fans termed it “The ManningCast Curse”, and while it started as a coincidental joke, the curse finished the season with an undefeated record.
ManningCast Curse finishes season undefeated
As demonstrated in the graphic, these are elite players playing on quality teams. All except Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks will be in the postseason.
The week the curse won over skeptics was in Week 9, when the 1-6 Jacksonville Jaguars upset the 5-2 Buffalo Bills.
The curse also finished strong in Week 18 as the Detroit Lions got their third win over the top-seeded Green Bay Packers.
The other fun in this is that Eli and Peyton Manning, in a way, got one last win against the quarterbacks they battled against during their careers.
Between Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, and Aaron Rodgers, the Mannings have played them all in intense, high-stakes games.
The Mannings are under contract with ESPN for the next two seasons, and with the success of the ManningCast this year, the program is set to make a strong return next season.
Considering the curse, the Mannings may struggle to get players to join next season. If any players are brave enough to join, the curse will look to avoid a sophomore slump and keep its undefeated record.