Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/7/11
Boy, did it have reminisce to Super Bowl XLII. The last time the New york Giants took on the New England Patriots, the boys in white, lead by quarterback Eli Manning orchestrated a game-winning touchdown drive, stunning the then-18-0 New England Patriots. This year, without the star playmakers Manning traditionally has, the self-proclaimed elite quarterback did it again; leading the Giants on a game-winning 80-yard drive that included big plays from tight end Jake Ballard, wide-out Victor Cruz and receiver Mario Manningham. After receiving some heat from the rest of the league when he answered “yes” when asked if he considered himself to be in the elite class of quarterbacks in the NFL, Manning proved to be just that, leading the G-Men to another win over Tom Brady and the Patriots, this time in Foxboro. Of the Giants six wins this year, Manning has demonstrated five fourth-quarter wins, and it apparently doesn’t matter where — or who — is lining up against him. Aside from Aaron Rodgers, his brother Peyton, and arguably Tom Brady, no one seems capable to argue the fact that Manning simply isn’t elite. Perhaps the most important statistic that Eli has in comparison to all those quarterbacks: [...]
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