Eli Manning jokes Robert Kraft would have 10 Super Bowl rings if not for the Mannings

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The Patriots have won six Super Bowls during Robert Kraft’s tenure as owner. Eli Manning recently reminded Kraft that it could have been more, if not for the Manning family.

Manning was speaking at the event where Kraft received Sports Business Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and he pointed out that Kraft’s Patriots lost to Manning-quarterbacked teams four times in the postseason.

“My mom Olivia sends her apologies: She said if it weren’t for her, Robert Kraft would have at least 10 Super Bowls,” Manning said, via Ben Fischer.

Eli Manning’s Giants beat the Patriots twice in the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning beat the Patriots three times in the postseason, in 2006 with the Colts, and in 2013 and 2015 with the Broncos. So perhaps Kraft would actually have 11 Super Bowl rings if not for Olivia’s sons.

22 responses to “Eli Manning jokes Robert Kraft would have 10 Super Bowl rings if not for the Mannings

  1. Actually, the Mannings would have ZERO if Brady could have gotten even ONE FG for an entire second half of the games NE lost to them in.

    You can’t just not score an entire half of an offensive league with rules favoring the offensive players like that and act like the most important position on the field suddenly isn’t to be held accountable for sub standard QB play.

    The fact is, Brady’s ego was costing NE postseason wins from 2007-2012, which is why JimmyG was drafted.

    BB managing that hidden Brady diva problem is brilliance beyond belief as was drafting JimmyG and working with him daily to scare Brady into getting back under Center more and scaring him into keeping his job and performing better than he had been during that stretch.

  2. “She said if it weren’t for her, Robert Kraft would have at least 10 Super Bowls,” Manning said”. “So perhaps Kraft would actually have 11 Super Bowl rings if not for Olivia’s sons.” 11 is “at least 10”, so yeah, I dont think there is much of a distinction there.

  3. If not for brady, your mum could have had 3 more superbowl rings.

    The funniest thing is they gift u those mvps because ur surname.

    You defense won those rings for u.

  4. In spite of those losses to the Manning brothers, Kraft still has more SB rings than both of them combined. Guess ‘He who laughs last laughs best.’

  5. This was a bad idea. Everyone knows Pats fans have no sense of humor or the ability to laugh at themselves. No fan base is wired as tight as they are.

  6. If Brady played like the GOAT that the fan club keep telling us he is then the Patriots would have won 10 rings.

    Instead Brady played like the system QB with the little arm like he actually is and you see the results.

  7. Subtract 3 more if not for the tuck rule, Seattle runs the ball, and Atlanta doesn’t totally implode!

  8. They’d have 9 if it wasn’t for Bernard Pollard who took out Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman in different seasons.

  9. The 2015 Broncos’ defence carried Peyton Manning to a title. The team won in spite of his presence not because of it.

  10. aughville says:
    May 19, 2022 at 3:45 pm
    Subtract 3 more if not for the tuck rule, Seattle runs the ball, and Atlanta doesn’t totally implode

    Well then add 3 if you want to make excuses…. The defense forces ONE punt vs the Eagles.
    The Defense doesn’t give up a huge lead in the second half in 2006 vs the colts. (The Patriots easily beat the Bears)
    A Samuels doesn’t let an int go right through his hands to end the game.

    The “IF” game is fun ….

  11. GOAT’s aren’t 1-5 against the Manning brothers in AFC Championship games and Super Bowls.

    Sorry

  12. If Brady had played for other coaches, he would have had 10 wins.

    Coaches of ravens,Steelers, Peter Carrol, Mike Zimmer, Joey Nagy, Andy Reid, Kyle Shanahan, etc.

  13. Coaches of ravens,Steelers, Peter Carrol, Mike Zimmer, Joey Nagy, Andy Reid, Kyle Shanahan, etc

    If you mean Matt Nagy, you are out of your damn mind. With that Nagy, the only way Brady sees a Super Bowl is if he watches on TV or buys a ticket.

  14. Ah, Eli, shouldn’t it be the other way around? You and your brother were the top choices in your drafts. Brady went 199th. All this Eli as underdog garbage. He was one of two pro football players to arrange his own destination on draft day.

  15. Grizzly,

    Imagine Bears had a cheap top offense that was capable of scoring 24 plus in back to back playoff games.

    Belichick? In 5 losses to Mannings, his defense allowed three winning TD drives, allowed the completely crippled Manning throwing 2 TD, (the last one in 2014 AFCCG, Brady’s #1 receiver was emerging Julian Edelman.) I can’t imagine a more pathetic “great” coach.

  16. “Everyone knows Pats fans have no sense of humor or the ability to laugh at themselves. No fan base is wired as tight as they are.”
    _________________________________

    Literally, never. Everything is a slight.

    I knew once I saw the headline that the reactions would be pretty salty.

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