49ers' Week 7 game vs. Vikings to have ESPN 'Manningcast' on TV

Former NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning (L) and Eli Manning (R)
Former NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning (L) and Eli Manning (R) / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages

Watching Monday Night Football's traditional broadcast is boring unless you have Peyton Manning and Eli Manning doing the 'Manningcast.'

The San Francisco 49ers' 2023 regular-season schedule will feature two games on Monday Night Football, the first of which will be a Week 7 road contest against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Oct. 23.

The ESPN broadcast crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will provide the standard analysis, but as the last two years have proven, ESPN2's broadcast of Manningcast with brothers, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, is quite the hit.

The show typically features the two Manning brothers talking a bit about the Monday night game from time to time, but the jargon back and forth is usually what's more entertaining. On top of that, guests regularly appear during the show to help add commentary.

49ers vs. Vikings in Week 7 will have 'Manningcast'

According to The Athletic's Richard Deitsch, Manningcast will be broadcasting Monday Night Football for Week 7 between the Vikings and Niners:

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As for the guests, the Manning brothers typically invite celebrities of both fanbases and/or past alumni of each team.

It'll be interesting to see which former San Francisco and Minnesota players both Peyton Manning and Eli Manning elect to bring aboard for the television show. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is always a popular draw, although fellow Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young might not be invited on, since ESPN was his employer until recently.

Maybe ESPN will invite Young back as a good-faith measure, right?

Either way, it'll be entertaining to see the two brothers (and their guests) partake in discussing Week 7's contest, which will kick off from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Monday, Oct. 23.

Hat tip to The Viking Age for the find.

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