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.
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.
Brady: Gronkowski, Welker, Hernandez
Manning: Cruz, Nicks, Manningham, Bradshaw
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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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