Jason Pierre-Paul going against Eli Manning for the first time as Buccaneers face Giants
They were long-time teammates and champions on the New York Giants' Super Bowl team in February 2012.
Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul will add a new dimension to their eight-year friendship Sunday when the Giants (2-7) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6) at MetLife Stadium.
They'll be opponents for the first time.
As he has been the past 15 seasons, Manning will be quarterback for the Giants.
Pierre-Paul will be playing defensive end for Tampa Bay in his first game at the Meadowlands since New York traded him to the Bucs in March to clear salary-cap space.
Pierre-Paul has had this date checked since the schedule was announced.