Everyone knows that Eli Manning has two SuperBowl rings to Tony’s zero, but there are many more factors that go into evaluating talent.
For instance, I believe that Peyton is the far superior Manning, although Eli has him beat in SuperBowl victories. I don’t think that in itself should determine who’s the better QB.
For example, I’ve gotten a lot of entertainment this year out of seeing what Eli accomplishes with the type of protection Romo has gotten over the past few years, and vise versa.
It’s been an interesting little role change hasn’t it? The Giants are 0-3 with Eli picking himself off the ground more than a narcoleptic dancer.
Despite the horrible protection and injuries, Romo nearly always managed to keep us within a touchdown of the lead.
What has Manning done for his team this season? Admittedly, he did put up a very impressive 450 passing yards in their loss to the Cowboys, but Romo has also put up some elite QB numbers in Dallas losses, then went on to accept full responsibility for the loss afterwards.
Eli has thrown 8 interceptions in the last 3 games for an average of almost 3 a game. The Giants have also lost by a total of 61 points in the first 3 games (including the annihilation at the hands of the Panthers) for an average loss of over 20 points per game.
It is fascinating to see how Eli is performing under the same conditions Tony consistently faced, isn’t it?