Manning ties Simms’ record, write your own punch line

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.

31 responses to “Manning ties Simms’ record, write your own punch line

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

    Can you take yourselves any more seriously???

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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
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    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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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