Found October 23, 2012 on
While it hurts to fathom, especially from the eyes of a New England native, Eli Manning is undoubtedly the best clutch quarterback going right now in the NFL.
Yes, Tom Brady led the Patriots to a comeback victory on Sunday over the hated Jets, but it marked the first time he had done so since the AFC title game last year against Baltimore. Most importantly, in that time frame the Patriots are 4-4 (4-3 in 2012, and their Super Bowl loss to the Giants). According to Pro Football Reference, Brady's efforts in the blowout comeback against the Bills in Week 4 are considered a game-winning drive -- that statistical anomaly can be thrown out for the remainder of this argument.
Brady is 35 years old as of August. The younger Manning brother is 31, and will turn 32 in January. The 3 1/2 year age gap between the two most recent Super Bowl quarterbacks speaks volumes to the accomplishments that Manning has done in his time in the NFL.
Before digging into the nitty-grit...
BEST OF MAXIM
With six teams on a bye, week seven was three games short of a full complement of games. Where the games lacked in number, they made up for in suspense.
During the week, 13 games were played. Of those 13 games, 11 were decided by one score.
Two went into overtime, one was decided by a single point, and another was decided by the white paint that lines the back end of the end zone...
Captain Comeback Scott Kacsmar has another record for Eli Manning, a bad record for Cam Newton, the good/bad/ugly Patriots, and Bengals bomb at home versus Pittsburgh again.
YOU GOT BURNED
Eli Manning and DeAngelo Hall went back and forth over the winning touchdown Manning threw to beat the Redskins in the final minutes of their game.
Tom Brady and his New England teammates escaped Week 7 with an overtime victory over the Jets .. but that doesn't tell the whole story. Plus, Cam Newton is lame.
WHAT DID HE SAY?
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III has proved to be a very mature, highly savvy young man that belies his age and experience, both on the field and off of it. But if he’s anything like most people — which is arguable — RG3 probably cringed after recently taking part in an interview with [...]
It seems every time the New York Giants post a big win, there is always someone ready to shoot it down.
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews said Green Bay handed the Giants a win in the NFC semifinal last season, and 49ers safety Donte Whitner bemoaned similar feelings after New York won in overtime in the NFC title game.
Add Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall to the Giants' deserve...
Earlier today Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall came out and stated that they gave Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz his game-winning 77 yard touchdown and that Eli Manning wasn’t a rocket … Continue reading »
Washington proved it could hang with the defending Super Bowl champions – but the New York Giants showed they are still a step ahead of the rest of the division. Dallas won a game it had to have, equaling Philadelphia’s 3-3 record, as the Eagles enjoyed their bye week. There were only two games involving NFC East teams in Week 7, but there is still plenty to look at.Giants...
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Devin
McCourty nearly fumbled away a win on Sunday night, literally. But without
McCourty in the lineup, the Patriots would have never been in a position to win
McCourty had as eventful a
day as you could expect from nearly any player in the NFL on Sunday, both good
and bad. But in the end, it was the good that outweighed all else...
After the Patriots subpar start to the season, some fans are ready to throw themselves off a cliff.Everyone has gotten play in the blame game - from Bill Belichick to the secondary to the pass rush to Brandon Lloyd to even Tom Brady. With a 4-3 record and some devastating losses, I think this team deserves criticism. Some people disagree. What say you, Patriot fan?Are fans getting...
That big Philip Rivers-for-Eli Manning trade the San Diego Chargers pulled off on draft day 2004 is now essentially a one-for-one deal.
Kicker Nate Kaeding, obtained with one of the three draft picks the Chargers got that day along with Rivers, was released from injured reserve Tuesday and became a free agent.
He'll collect $1.1 million in termination pay.
The two other players...
“That guy is flat-out unbelievable,” Osi Umenyiora said after the New York Giants’ win over the Washington Redskins. “I’m not even going to lie. That’s the best quarterback we’ve played this year.”
Had those comments from Umenyiora been about Eli Manning I would have believed them. Instead he is the latest in a group of people who have dumped praise on the Robert...
The New England Patriots are 4-3 and look like a very mediocre football team right now.
“The Patriots are one of the best teams in the NFL”, well at least that is what everyone was saying before the season started. After the week one beat down of the Tennessee Titans, it looked like those people were correct, but since then it has been a different...