ELI VS. THE GOLDEN BOY: Everything You Need To Know About The Super Bowl's Juiciest Match-Up

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Tom Brady vs. Eli Manning is the most compelling match-up of Super Bowl 46.It’s a little ridiculous since the two players will never actually be on field the same time.

But nonetheless, the Tom-Eli battle has persisted.

We looked at everything from running ability to endorsement deals to sick houses to come up with the Internet’s most comprehensive analysis of the two QBs both on and off the field.

ON FIELD: Who makes more big plays? (Manning)

Eli has 10 touchdowns on deep balls this season, compared to 6 for Brady.

He also has a better passer rating on third down than Brady.

But stats aside, Manning consistently tries to stretch the field with Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. Whereas Brady is more meticulous in driving down the field 10 yards at a time.

OFF FIELD: Who endorses the more ridiculous thing? (Brady)

ON FIELD: Who's got more weapons? (Manning)

Brady: Gronkowski, Welker, Hernandez

Manning: Cruz, Nicks, Manningham, Bradshaw

Manning wins.

OFF FIELD: Who has a better picture on his Wikipedia page? (Manning)

ON FIELD: Who's more mobile? (Manning)

It's one of the most underrated parts of Eli's game.

At least once a game, he'll scramble for 11 yards on a crucial 3rd and 6 to keep a drive going.

But sometimes, he ends up looking like this.

OFF FIELD: Who's weirder? (Brady)

ON FIELD: Who's better at throwing passes that miraculously stick to receivers' helmets? (Manning)

OFF FIELD: Who has a sicker house? (Brady)

Eli Manning has an automated condo.

Tom Brady has a $20-million, custom-built mansion that he's going to live in with Gisele.

Is you haven't been paying attention all year, there's this dumb, on-going debate about whether Eli Manning is 'elite.'

It's basically the same argument that Jets fans have about whether or not 'the Jets can win a Super Bowl with Mark Sanchez.'

But since Eli already won a Super Bowl, they have to do the whole 'elite or not' thing.

Right now, the consensus is, 'Yes, he is elite.'

OFF FIELD: Who's more badass? (Brady)

Brady watched last year's Super Bowl on an illegal streaming website when he was in Costa Rica.


He also yelled at his coach in front of his entire team against the Redskins.

Dude's a wild man.

ON FIELD: Who's the better Big Game QB? (Brady)

Eli is one of the NFL's top-five quarterbacks right now.

Brady might be one of the NFL's top-five post-season quarterbacks ever.

He's won three Super Bowls and two Super Bowl MVPs. So despite his recent playoff struggles, you'd still draft him over Eli if you had one game to play.

OFF FIELD: Who's got the more impressive family tree? (Manning, in a nail-biter)

Tom Brady is married to one of the most beautiful women in the world.

But Eli is siblings with one of the best QBs ever, and the son of a legendary QB.

Tough call, but we'll go with the Manning family.

BOTH: Who has the go-to facial expression that inspires less confidence? (Manning)


Eli is on an epic hot streak.

But Brady was still better than him statistically this season, winning more games than Eli did despite having less talent around him.

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