Found December 12, 2011 on Unathletic:
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Eli Manning was Mr. Fourth Quarter yet again, rallying the Giants with 15 points in the final 5:41 in a game his team absolutely, positively had to win. You can’t get much more clutch than that, although it wasn’t as if the rest of Manning’s day was terrible. He finished 27-of-47 for 400 yards and two TDs overall, with the only black mark being a fourth-quarter interception.

He’s not sexy like Brees, Rodgers, and Brady. His statistics aren’t quite there, but they are awfully close. There is one thing that cannot be disputed; Eli Manning is clutch. If you had to pick a quarterback to lead your team in the fourth quarter, the stats don’t lie, and Eli Manning should be in this conversation.

Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL right now. No question. Drew Brees and Tom Brady lead prolific offenses. How can you not include Eli Manning in the MVP conversation though? He’s not going to win. It’s Aaron Rodgers’ to lose, but he has to be there. Maybe we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves, but for those of you out there who think Eli is a chump; you’re dead wrong.

 

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