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)
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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If by some miracle the giants defense could show up in there last 4 games,i think the way eli has been playing this year and he continues to play the way he has been playing,the playoffs would solidify him for the pro-bowl this season.and if the g-men can make it back to the playoffs,well we all know that anything is possible.its been great to see eli grow with the giants,he is a great kid and i believe he is the giants greatest quarterback and your right right that one more superbowl would lock him in as the greatest QB the g-men ever had.and the way eli handles the new york media week after week and year after year without it even phasing him is a feat in itself.eli is all class,now lets crush those cowboys this week.
The defense is the missing link for sure buddy. If they can get healthy and put some first stringers on the field, we should glide through into the playoffs. But it seems like were only adding to the injury list. I cannot remember another year where there were this many rookies playing on defense.