Eli king of the comebacks

Eli Manning outdueled Tom Brady on the turf of Lucas Oil Stadium to claim his second Lombardi along with serious Hall of Fame consideration. Our own Captain Comeback Scott Kacsmar notes that Eli joined an elite fraternity by leading his eighth comeback in a single season:

Why would Peyton Manning be disappointed that his brother Eli has two rings to his one? It’s the reason Tom Brady doesn’t have five rings in his collection.

Hard to believe, but two of the only quarterbacks NFL history to lead seven fourth quarter comebacks in one season are Peyton Manning (2009) and Eli Manning (2011). Eli is also now one of two quarterbacks to produce eight game-winnning drives in a single season, a record that was held by, of all quarterbacks, Jake Delhomme.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.

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