Is Eli vs. Peyton even a fair argument?

Jon Landrum has had it with the suggestions that Eli Manning is somehow superior to his older (and greater) brother Peyton. So he does what he does best: he took it to the stats. Let’s just say there’s a marked difference:

The following is a chart showing how each Manning fared in their first seven season as a starter. And, just to be nice, I totally disregarded Eli’s rookie season, in which he didn’t take over as starter until midway through the year. Think of it like a golf handicap, where Peyton had to give Eli 7 strokes just to make the competition a bit more even.

Att Comp Comp% Yards Y/A TD INT Sack Rate
Peyton 3880 2463 63.4 29,442 7.59 216 120 3.6
Eli 3724 2196 58.9 26,536 7.13 179 120 4.9
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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