12/6/11 Christmas DAC Day 6, What a Manning!

December 6, 2011

NEW YORK – Hello Giants fans, here we are on day six of our little digital advent calendar. I hope you are all enjoying this holiday season. I was thinking about QB Eli Manning’s performance against the Packers again today and thought it was about time to take a look at Manning’s career progress. The guy has it all in his professional career and his personal life. It’s easy to see why so many people out there hate on Manning. Shame on all of you haters!

I honestly believe that when he retires, he will be the greatest quarterback in Giants history. I know that is a bold statement but it is what I believe (sorry Phil Simms). He will need to win another Super Bowl to lock that down and another Pro Bowl selection wouldn’t hurt either. I expect at least one of these to occur this year, if not both (cross your fingers).

I’m going to briefly remind you all of some of Manning’s accomplishments. He is a Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP, Pro Bowl player and he is an NFL Iron Man (consecutive starts streak). When this season is complete, he will have his third straight year with over 4,000 yards passing and he should pass the 30 TD mark for a second straight year. Those numbers are no joke and something that will keep Manning in the elite QB discussion. Let’s take a look at what Manning has done since beating the undefeated Patriots in the Super Bowl. Thanks Eli!

QB Eli Manning’s statistics since 2008

2008 – 3,238 passing yards, 21 TD’s and 10 INT’s

2009 – 4,021 passing yards, 27 TD’s and 14 INT’s

2010 – 4,002 passing yards, 31 TD’s and 25 INT’s

2011 – 3,705 passing yards, 23 TD’s and 11 INT’s (12 games)

DAC Fact

Did you know that QB Eli Manning graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in marketing and a 3.44 GPA? He also set or tied 45 school records on the football field for Ole Miss.

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