Peyton's Places

The BEST episodes of Peyton's Places

Every episode of Peyton's Places ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Peyton's Places!

Through conversations with former players, coaches and key figures, Peyton Manning gets to the heart of football history and its cultural impact.

Last Updated: 11/19/2022Network:ESPN+
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Two Presidents & A Girl Named Heidi
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8.29
7 votes

#1 - Two Presidents & A Girl Named Heidi

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/17/2019

Every Sunday, millions tune in to watch the NFL from the comfort of their own home or the bar down the street. Peyton visits with Anthony Gonzalez, Joe Namath and Ben Stein to learn it took President John F. Kennedy's signature, a movie about an 8-year-old orphan who is sent to the Swiss Alps to live with her grandfather, and President Richard Nixon's political muscle to bring NFL games to your living room.

The Evolution of the Wide Receiver
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8.15
20 votes

#2 - The Evolution of the Wide Receiver

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/12/2019

Raymond Berry, Antonio Brown and Jerry Rice explain the evolution of the wide receiver.

A Lot To Be Thankful For
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8.14
7 votes

#3 - A Lot To Be Thankful For

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/24/2019

In the Manning household, football is a priority, which means Thanksgivings were spent on the gridiron. Even though the family was often apart, Archie, Cooper, Eli and Peyton are thankful for their bond over football. When the four Manning men recently met up, they took a trip down memory lane and dove into the archive of Archie's home movies.

The Origins of Fantasy Football
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8.00
14 votes

#4 - The Origins of Fantasy Football

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/24/2019

Matthew Berry joins Peyton Manning to breakdown the origins of fantasy football.

History of the QB
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7.96
24 votes

#5 - History of the QB

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/29/2019

Peyton visits with Joe Montana and walks through the history of the league's most important position.

The Draft
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7.94
17 votes

#6 - The Draft

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/29/2019

Peyton and Mel Kiper Jr. review Kiper's library of draft guides, exploring how the ESPN NFL draft guru helped turn a "boring" business meeting into great television.

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Da Bears
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7.91
11 votes

#7 - Da Bears

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/31/2019

Actor George Wendt and writer/comedian Robert Smigel, who play Bill Swerki’s super-fan characters in the popular Saturday Night Live skit, turn Peyton into a born-again Chicagoan as a fan of Da Bears.

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Unbreakable Records
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7.83
6 votes

#8 - Unbreakable Records

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/21/2019

Hall of Famers Brett Favre, Eric Dickerson and Emmitt Smith have achieved milestones no player in the league is likely to match or surpass. While discussing whether their respective NFL records will stand the test of time, Peyton visits with Smith at his memorabilia storage unit, dons Dickerson’s goggles, and shares cheese curds with Favre.

Ray Lewis
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7.81
21 votes

#9 - Ray Lewis

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/17/2019

Ray Lewis shares his film strategy with Peyton Manning, saying he was watching Manning's every move, and more.

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The Lombardi Trophy
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7.80
10 votes

#10 - The Lombardi Trophy

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/7/2019

Every NFL team covets the Lombardi Trophy, named after Vince Lombardi, one of the legendary figures in the history of the league. Peyton and his brother, Eli Manning, the Giants two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, go on a journey to discover the history behind the trophy and attempt to recreate the original prototype.

Peyton’s Favorite Players
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7.80
5 votes

#11 - Peyton’s Favorite Players

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 12/29/2019

Peyton takes a trip down memory lane to seek out his three favorite players: His father, Archie, and brother Eli Manning, and his childhood hero, Dan Marino.

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The Greatest Catch
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7.71
24 votes

#12 - The Greatest Catch

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/29/2019

Peyton meets Cris Carter in midtown Manhattan to recreate a famous PR stunt the New York Football Giants pulled off in the 1920s -- by throwing a football off a skyscraper.

Farewell to Football
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7.67
3 votes

#13 - Farewell to Football

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/7/2021

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Fantastic Finishes
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7.67
6 votes

#14 - Fantastic Finishes

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/10/2019

In the NFL, it's not how you start, but how you finish. Peyton relives some of the most dramatic endings in NFL history with Roger Staubach, Eli Manning, Joe Montana and Dave Robinson.

Brett Favre
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7.60
5 votes

#15 - Brett Favre

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/13/2019

Peyton and Favre drive around Green Bay in a convertible, share football stories over cheese curds in a suite at Lambeau Field and look back at film of past NFL games, including the Colts-Packers matchups when the legendary NFL quarterbacks played against one another.

Elvis Presley
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7.60
5 votes

#16 - Elvis Presley

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 1/12/2020

Peyton is all shook up by Elvis Presley's fascination with football and finds himself channeling his inner Elvis when he visits Graceland to run the King's touch football playbook.

Two-Way Players
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7.50
4 votes

#17 - Two-Way Players

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/20/2019

In the modern-day NFL, no player is on the field for all sixty minutes, but years ago it was common to play both offense and defense. To experience being a two-way player, Peyton meets up with Deion Sanders and learns to play both sides of the ball.

In Lombardi's Footsteps
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7.50
6 votes

#18 - In Lombardi's Footsteps

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 12/8/2019

Vince Lombardi is one of the most iconic names in NFL history. Peyton explores the places that define Lombardi's legacy, including a stop at Yankee Stadium with Bill Cowher and a trip to Lombardi's old home, via Bart Starr's Super Bowl MVP car, with Brett Favre.

John Elway
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7.50
4 votes

#19 - John Elway

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/6/2020

One of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks and Peyton’s former boss, John Elway meets up with Manning at Mile High Stadium in Denver where they break down film of The Drive.

Last Line of Defense
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7.50
2 votes

#20 - Last Line of Defense

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/31/2021

Halftime in Living Color
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7.50
2 votes

#21 - Halftime in Living Color

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/7/2021

Speed Kills
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7.50
2 votes

#22 - Speed Kills

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/14/2021

The Madden Curse
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7.50
2 votes

#23 - The Madden Curse

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/21/2021

Basketball on Grass
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7.50
2 votes

#24 - Basketball on Grass

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/28/2021

The Hupmobile
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7.48
31 votes

#25 - The Hupmobile

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/29/2019

Peyton joins comedian Jay Leno for a ride in a Hupmobile to commemorate how the classic car helped in the creation of the NFL. Then he gets the inside scoop on Joe Namath's legendary guarantee ahead of Super Bowl III, with an assist from Broadway Joe himself.

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