Giants versus Colts Opening Weekend 2006

Broncos-Chiefs to open NFL Network broadcasts
(March 27, 2006) — The NFL announced its 2006 Kickoff Weekend nationally televised schedule — including a Monday night doubleheader — and its Thanksgiving Day national TV tripleheader.
In a tradition instituted in 2004, the Super Bowl champion annually hosts the NFL Thursday night season kickoff the following year. This Sept. 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET, the Super Bowl XL champion Pittsburgh Steelers will oppose the Miami Dolphins as NBC rejoins the NFL’s TV family for the first time since 1997. The game will feature a quarterback matchup of Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and the Dolphins’ Daunte Culpepper, acquired recently from Minnesota in a trade.
Fans won’t have to wait long to see the anticipated ‘Manning Bowl’.
On Sunday, Sept. 10, the FOX national doubleheader game at 4:15 p.m. ET will feature the Dallas Cowboys at the Jacksonville Jaguars, who finished 12-4 and earned a playoff spot last season
The Sunday night primetime game (8:15 p.m. ET) on NBC can be called the “Manning Bowl” and it will be a history-maker. The AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts will visit the NFC East titlist New York Giants. It will be a matchup of quarterback brothers — the Colts’ 30-year-old Peyton Manning against his sibling, 25-year-old Eli Manning of the Giants. It will be the first time in NFL history that brothers will start at quarterback against each other.