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Is Eli Manning Underrated?

Sports 2011/12/12 19:00:00
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Before the 2011 NFL season began, New York Football Giants quarterback Eli Manning made headlines, after saying in an interview that he considered himself an elite quarterback. At the time, he was coming off of a rough 2010 campaign, that saw him throw a career-high 25 interceptions compared to 31 touchdowns. What a difference one season makes....

If there is one thing that can be said about Manning, even with the Giants' past seasons of second-half troubles, is his calmness. While other teammates or quarterbacks might panic, Manning shakes off adversity and stays poised. This has been no more evident this season, that's seen Manning throw for 25 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions. Thirteen games in, he's already set a career-high for passing yards with 4,105.

Manning has been to the promise land in the Super Bowl before and it's that same swagger and clutch gene that got him there in 2007-08 that was seen last night against the Dallas Cowboys. Despite being down late in the game on Sunday Night Football, Manning rallied past the Cowboys in the fourth quarter, with the Giants defense keeping their season alive at the end with a blocked field goal for a 37-34 victory.

The Giants four-game losing streak was finally snapped and now the Giants are in a good place -- confident and possess momentum. They owe a lot of that to their quarterback, as well as head coach Tom Coughlin, who didn't crack under pressure either. The now NFC East-leading Giants look to continue their momentum when they take on lowly division rival Washington next Sunday.

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  • Jokehh 2011/12/14 22:10:53
    No
    Jokehh
    overrated - but plays in a media rich city that thinks their guys are better than any other guys ... even though they don't often win the big ones...
  • ..::localeye::.. 2011/12/14 00:38:06
    Yes
    ..::localeye::..
    As an Eagles fan it pains me to say it...yes. He does have his doofus moments but overall he is a solid QB.
  • bigbear 2011/12/13 23:08:26
    No
    bigbear
    He's not that good people..... lucky most of the time.....
  • **Southern Man** 2011/12/13 19:21:42
  • Frank 2011/12/13 18:11:27
    No
    Frank
    I'd take him on our pro team the chiefs.......
  • wwe.sodahead.com/RPG2011 2011/12/13 16:27:43
    No
    wwe.sodahead.com/RPG2011
    +1
    To be honest I have never liked the CRY BABY since he showed his opinion of himself in the draft. He has had great players around him and that's why he is where he's at. Lets see what happens if he ever grows up
  • beachbum wwe.sod... 2011/12/13 18:04:49
    beachbum
    My sentiments exactly.
  • jacktown kid 2011/12/13 16:25:32
    Yes
    jacktown kid
    Yes he is
  • OneLastWord 2011/12/13 15:57:27
    Yes
    OneLastWord
    Yes he is a Quarter Back with works in progress.Besides he has not been playing that long I'm thinking his rookie season was around 2004-2005 ?
  • Stacie 2011/12/13 09:33:08
    Yes
    Stacie
    +1
    It has been a little hard to outshine Peyton.........
  • Farmville Fan 2011/12/13 09:25:01
    No
    Farmville Fan
    +2
    If anything he's overrated because of his last name.
  • painted desert 2011/12/13 06:25:01
    No
    painted desert
    Nope
  • S* 2011/12/13 05:32:38
    No
    S*
    +1
    Not by Eli!
  • thisguy:) 2011/12/13 04:42:53
    Yes
    thisguy:)
    i'm a cowboys fan and i think he is
  • TooSweet thisguy:) 2011/12/13 05:15:03 (edited)
    TooSweet
    +2
    As A Cowboy fan,you are no stranger to overrated QB's, Tony Romo crying
  • thisguy:) TooSweet 2011/12/13 05:24:23
    thisguy:)
    *underrated
  • wamcalif thisguy:) 2011/12/13 09:55:31
    wamcalif
    +1
    Lol...I bet Jerry Jones would disagree with you.
  • thisguy:) wamcalif 2011/12/13 14:42:57
    thisguy:)
    +1
    hah that is more than likely true
    but eli has to get some credit from cowboy fans at this point, cause apparently the guy has our number, they beat us in the playoffs (year they won it all), they swept us last year (without romo but still), and he did it again on sunday in an impressive fashion.
  • Eddie L~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/13 04:36:15
    No
    Eddie L~PWCM~JLA
    Great game manager, great football sense. Average for the league, at best, physically.
  • wamcalif 2011/12/13 04:22:29
    No
    wamcalif
    No, I think he has been a reliable and competent quarterback and rightly called on his impulsive passes. He has steadily improved, but has not risen to the level of Brady or Rogers. The game against the Cowboys looked like a significant turning point for Eli. Although he has gotten the Giants out of jams all season, last night was comparable to Joe Montana running his two minute routine. His passes were crisp, confident and accurate. After that performance, I think other teams may have to adjust their defense to deal with him.
  • Adam 2011/12/13 03:32:12
    No
    Adam
    More like over-rated.
  • nolibsperiod 2011/12/13 03:16:32
    Yes
    nolibsperiod
    Watching that comeback over the Cowboys now what do you think?
  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2011/12/13 01:49:44
    Yes
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    He is having a great season unlike last season when he was a turnover machine. Long as he stays away from the ints he's one of the best the NFL has.
  • george 2011/12/13 00:09:55
    Yes
    george
    Eli has always been in the shadow of Peyton and considered the "little brother", however Eli's performance has surpassed many people's predictions and he has come into his own. When he is on, he is as accurate as anyone on the field and he is great at extending plays, improvising and moving the ball down the field. My only critique of him would be to run the ball once in a while. He is slow and a zero threat to run! If he could he would give defenses something else to worry about and create more opportunities. He beat an 18-0 Patriot team and won Superbowl MVP. On pace to pass 5,000+ yards and crush all time 4th quarter TD record this year. It's safe to say he is no longer Peytons's "little brother".
  • Vision of Verve 2011/12/12 23:23:37
  • STEEL 2011/12/12 22:45:31
    Yes
    STEEL
    I BELIEVE IN YOU ELI!!!!
  • joe mauro 2011/12/12 22:34:20
    Yes
    joe mauro
    he forces the ball sometimes but hr has tremendous talent and NEVER LEASES THE GAME WHEN HE IS BANGED UP!!!! He will get better and better
  • Callaway 2011/12/12 22:31:02
    No
    Callaway
    I love these network mouthpiece experts who take great pleasure in weekly creating hero's just to take equally great pleasure in ripping them apart a week later. He is what he is a multimillionaire starting QB in the NFL playing in a major TV market city not the second coming of Johnny Freaking Unitas if his name was Smith or Jones they could care less.
  • Isabelle 2011/12/12 22:16:14
  • mal 2011/12/12 22:06:56
    No
    mal
    He has a great arm,can't run worth a damn, exibits timidness when about to be hit and rarely shows exuberence considering the ridiculous amount of money he is payed.
  • wes 2011/12/12 21:44:06
    No
    wes
    But how about those cheerleaders........ NY Giant s Cheerleaders
  • _-T3x4S_M4D3-_ 2011/12/12 21:29:34
  • Sprout 2011/12/12 18:43:50 (edited)
    Yes
    Sprout
    His bro gets too much and he doesn't get enough. pic of payton manning
  • Lefty 2011/12/12 15:43:01
    No
    Lefty
    He has to many ups and downs. Never know who will show up.
  • Fef 2011/12/12 15:38:37
    Yes
    Fef
    The critics don't consider Eli Manning an elite QB, but he did win Super Bowl MVP.
  • Sam 2011/12/12 15:30:04
    No
    Sam
    He's over rated
  • donny.r... Sam 2011/12/12 16:20:09
    donny.romero
    Over rated? You are clueless!!!
  • Isabelle donny.r... 2011/12/12 22:18:17 (edited)

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