Jon Landrum has had it with the suggestions that Eli Manning is somehow superior to his older (and greater) brother Peyton. So he does what he does best: he took it to the stats. Let's just say there's a marked difference:
The following is a chart showing how each Manning fared in their first seven season as a starter. And, just to be nice, I totally disregarded Eli’s rookie season, in which he didn’t take over as starter until midway through the year. Think of it like a golf handicap, where Peyton had to give Eli 7 strokes just to make the competition a bit more even.
@AJ_IU_ColtsFan that's a cute chart there. Neglected to include records in Super Bowls and Conf. Championship games though.
@18to88 the argument is really only about whether Eli is the better big game QB. Even in college, that was the scout talk.
@IUHoosier00 Sorry, I should've linked you to the original article, instead of a blog's blurb about it. That's my fault.
@MortChristenson That assumes that there even is such a thing. also an insane definition of 'big game'. NYG missed playoffs last 2 years
@18to88 nevertheless...personally, I do believe there is such a thing. I think Eli has it but I also think the book is still being written.
@dmstorm22 Exactly. There's nothing to talk about.
@18to88 said it best. It is hard to have a Eli vs. Peyton debate when an "Is Eli a HOFer?" debate is still possible.
@MortChristenson Any excuse you can make for Eli is way way way easier to make for Peyton. "big game" standard subjective at best.
@18to88 twitter is a tough forum for any real debate. But many of last years int's were more on the WRs than on Eli.
@MortChristenson No one seems to care that 18 won last four games of year to get INTO the playoffs. Those weren't 'big games'. All nonsense
@MortChristenson There's almost no evidence in sports for it. If Eli's so clutch, why Giants miss playoffs last year w/he lead NFL in INT?