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Manning ties Simms’ record, write your own punch line

New York Giants Eli Manning unloads pass over Green Bay Packers Dezman Moses in NFL game in East Rutherford Reuters

When he hit Victor Cruz for his second touchdown pass of the night, Eli Manning did more than give the Giants a 24-7 lead.

He took one more step toward becoming elite.

The touchdown was Manning’s 199th, which tied him with Phil Simms for most in Giants history.

And if that doesn’t make him an elite quarterback, it’s hard to tell what would.

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31 Responses to “Manning ties Simms’ record, write your own punch line”
  1. florioisahack says: Nov 25, 2012 9:34 PM

    Elite QB’s don’t stink up the joint for 4 straight games

  2. redguy12588 says: Nov 25, 2012 9:35 PM

    Maybe having a passer rating above 85?

  3. raiderapologist says: Nov 25, 2012 9:44 PM

    Better than Simms, and probably better than his older brother. Just doesn’t look like it.

  4. rickc402 says: Nov 25, 2012 9:45 PM

    Brees wants an explanation and Mara wants to know who he can screw out of Draft Picks and Cap Space.

  5. cobrala2 says: Nov 25, 2012 9:48 PM

    Riiiight, because EVERYONE outside of NY/NJ knows who Phil Simms was AND considered him elite.

    Can you take yourselves any more seriously???

  6. inthearex says: Nov 25, 2012 9:51 PM

    Elite qbs also win multiple Super Bowl mvps

  7. richwizl says: Nov 25, 2012 9:52 PM

    It’s more of a passing game now; Y.A. Tittle was a better Giants QB than both of them.

  8. arrogantnation says: Nov 25, 2012 10:04 PM

    The media fascination of whether Eli is elite or not is growing old and redundant. Dude’s having a solid game tonight.

  9. zaggs says: Nov 25, 2012 10:08 PM

    Any other active Qb’s sporting a no losing record in Super Bowls?

  10. fenrecords says: Nov 25, 2012 10:23 PM

    Are you serious cobrala2?! I would guess almost anybody who pays even the least amount of attention to football knows who Phil Simms is. I cant stand the Giants, but hes pretty well known as far as former football players go. Do you think anyone knows who Boomer Esiason is? Or would just the people in the Cincy area know who he is? Get real

  11. butkusditka says: Nov 25, 2012 10:24 PM

    @cobralax
    Everyone who knows anything knows Phil Simms. Youre just a noob, that’s all…..

  12. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 25, 2012 10:28 PM

    Skins and Cowboys fans STILL whining about the penalty for getting caught skirting the cap rules. Amazing, yet not surprising.

  13. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 25, 2012 10:50 PM

    Eli yawn.

  14. phrancheyez says: Nov 25, 2012 10:51 PM

    Phil Simms is not elite, and never was. New York just gets too much credit…just like how Joe Namath doesn’t deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. He wasn’t very good either. When you work in a city that has a higher population than some entire states where other teams are located, your players get undue credit. Every team has fans with unrealistic opinions, theres just more of them up there.

  15. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 25, 2012 11:03 PM

    phrancheyez says: Nov 25, 2012 10:51 PM

    Phil Simms is not elite, and never was. New York just gets too much credit…just like how Joe Namath doesn’t deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. He wasn’t very good either. When you work in a city that has a higher population than some entire states where other teams are located, your players get undue credit. Every team has fans with unrealistic opinions, theres just more of them up there.
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    Typical outta town inferiority complex yokel talk…

  16. truthfactory says: Nov 25, 2012 11:07 PM

    Eli is a good QB, that plays on a team where his defense got hot in the playoffs twice. In the playoff, his D has held the following teams under 20 points: Patriots (twice), Packers (twice), and the Falcons among others…

    Go look at every “clutch” game eli has played it, it happens to coincide with a great defensive effort by his team shutting down true “Elite” QB’s. His D holds teams to under 15 points per game in his playoff wins and Eli gets all the credit. Only in NY

  17. thefiesty1 says: Nov 25, 2012 11:11 PM

    That’s not saying much. Simms never was any good.

  18. adx321 says: Nov 25, 2012 11:21 PM

    Truth factory

    You just described Tom Brady

  19. thejimius says: Nov 25, 2012 11:23 PM

    It’s hard to say whether or not Eli is in that company because the two played in different times. I think a better way to determine whether or not a player is “one of the best” would be to compare them against their contemporaries–and in that case, there is at least 4 QBs playing today that are obviously better than him–Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Tom Brady.

  20. thekiller678 says: Nov 25, 2012 11:27 PM

    truthfactory says:
    Eli is a good QB, that plays on a team where his defense got hot in the playoffs twice. In the playoff, his D has held the following teams under 20 points: Patriots (twice), Packers (twice), and the Falcons among others…

    Go look at every “clutch” game eli has played it, it happens to coincide with a great defensive effort by his team shutting down true “Elite” QB’s. His D holds teams to under 15 points per game in his playoff wins and Eli gets all the credit. Only in NY
    ————————–
    You fail to mention that in order to win in the playoffs, you have to make them first. Eli carried the team on his back all last season while the defense was injured and played like garbage. Maybe you should give him some credit there.

  21. bosspower says: Nov 25, 2012 11:51 PM

    LOL PPL look at the Ppg of the opponents, but how many points have the Defense scored, The Defense dnt get any Pick 6’s so who have to score to win the Superbowls???? The Offense scores all the points on the Giants. The Patriots were 18-0 and had Brady Quarterbacking and the Giant Defense gave up the lead with 2 min left in the game. Eli Manning won that game…….Breakin away from the Sack and launchin a Ball that Tyree wanted more than Harrison. Brady would have went down, Brees goes down, Rodgers goes down. Only Eli could make that play in the 4th quarter of the Superbowl.

  22. anthonykornheiser says: Nov 25, 2012 11:53 PM

    @truthfactory-
    really? all defense? Let’s totally disregard eli’s stats in those two SB runs, especially last year. He was absolutely lights out, destroying teams.

  23. lastofthetrill says: Nov 26, 2012 12:44 AM

    Eli is elite, Phil Simms says Romo is a Super Bowl QB, Simms is just trolling like Skip Bayless or Colin Cowherd.

  24. jimboslice1 says: Nov 26, 2012 12:51 AM

    All i know is that Archie manning was better than chris simms, and had a much more durable spleen.

  25. jaymc1988 says: Nov 26, 2012 2:31 AM

    I’m not sure there’s a punch line needed.. Great achievement and shows how good Eli rly is

  26. iluvbears says: Nov 26, 2012 5:59 AM

    Thanks, Eli, for humiliating the Packers last night!

  27. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 26, 2012 6:01 AM

    The determination of whether a player is “elite” or not is largely derivative of how narrow or broad one’s subjective definition of “elite” is.

    If “elite” is top 3 QBs in the NFL, most would not see Eli as elite.

    If “elite” is top 10 QBs in the NFL, many would concede that Eli can be considered elite.

    My take: Eli is a very good QB worthy of much respect. Eli has a long list of positives, but a few that stand out are the following.

    Eli takes a mean shot, and is definitely willing to stare down the gun barrel to make a play.

    Eli has executed a number of very clutch throws and plays, occasionally on his feet – and is a heady player.

    Eli also has a fairly unique style of leadership that is very uncommon — he leads by example with a humble and boyish self-effacing style that belies his courage and poise when the bullets start flying.

    Eli is also not short on the dry sense of humor factor either, which is something I consider cool.

    My team is not the Giants, but I dig Eli. Whether he’s considered “elite” or not, there’s much to be respected about him and his game.

  28. mellard1121 says: Nov 26, 2012 6:36 AM

    Its a team game… you win as a team you fail as a team. The giants d def did help them out a lot but the giants d didn’t hit tyree or manningham on amazing plays to win game .. and im a pats fan haha

  29. tatatoothy says: Nov 26, 2012 7:14 AM

    I preferred Phil Simms the player over Phil Simms the analyst

  30. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:05 PM

    Elite or not unless your the pats, bronco’s, packers or saints you would jump at the chance to have Eli as your QB

    Simms = Eli different eras both great both have rings and Giants fans love them both

  31. bronxsanman says: Nov 26, 2012 5:10 PM

    I thought this conversation was over when he won his second Super Bowl mvp.Oh we’ll, i guess they won’t have much to say once he wins his third.See all you haters in Dallas.

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