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.