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Old 01-20-2012, 01:05 PM   #22
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Default Re: *insert quarterback* won with a terrible defense.

Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
Rodgers: 45 TDs / 6 INTs...122.5 rating
Brees: 46 TDs / 14 INTs...110.6 rating
Brady: 39 TDs / 12 INTs...105.6 rating

Eli: 29 TDs / 16 INTs...92.9 rating

he isn't there

I hate how QBs get all the cred for wins...people have already forgotten about the 5 game losing streak the Giants had at the end of the year...many games ending on Eli INTs

The Giants beat the Packers so now he is better than Rodgers

I agree, but a huge part of a quarterbacks place amongst his peers and historically is what he does when it matters most. If he has a knack for playing well and holding his end of the bargain up, then he should be rewarded for that, win or lose.

Eli certainly did that in his first superbowl, and is now continuing that trend so far this year. That's huge.

If Eli goes on to play well vs. a great defense on the road in SF, and then either plays well vs. the Ravens, another great defense, or out-duels's going to do wonders for his legacy and overall rankings, as it should.

If he gets carried to it, and the defense just plays amazing and shuts sh!t down, then hopefully people will see it for what it is and not give Manning elite status (Brady, Brees, Rodgers) by virtue of winning alone.
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