7/12 -- Ok, look ... we're having a pretty intense convo in the newsroom. We can't really tell our Mannings apart.
Some people think Peyton's the one in the red shirt ... honestly, we can't really tell.
If only they were wearing their Super Bowl rings.
He's already got 2 ringz ... but this week, Eli Manning threw on 2 Chainz ... and gangster'd himself out (along with his brother Peyton) ... for another DirecTV commercial shoot in New Orleans, and TMZ has the pic.
With Eli sporting a red Kanye-inspired jacket and a quasi-mullet ... and Peyton sporting a Jew-fro and Birdman shades ... we're guessing the NFL superstars were doing another one of those goofy spots for Sunday Ticket.
Back in 2011, the two dressed up like cops ... it was hilarious.
More importantly ... you know what this means?? FOOTBALL SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!