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99 Stats Until Kickoff: (#23) Eli Manning reaches 200-TD milestone for QBs

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Eli Manning during a 2007 training camp

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With his 13-yard touchdown pass to Hakeem Nicks in the third quarter of the Giants’ 38-10 win over the Green Bay Packers on November 25, 2012, Eli Manning reached a couple of milestones in his career:

* Manning’s TD pass to Nicks gave him 200 for his career and moved him ahead of Phil Simms (199 TD passes) for most TD passes by a New York Giants QB.

* Manning became the 33rd QB in NFL history to reach the 200-TD mark.

In addition, Eli became the 19th QB in league history to throw 200 or more touchdown passes for one team, making the Giants the 15th franchise to have at least one QB with 200-plus TD passes.

Here’s a rundown of the teams with one (or more) QBs with 200-plus TD passes with their franchise:

3: San Francisco (Joe Montana, 244; Steve Young, 221; John Brodie, 214)

2: Indianapolis (Peyton Manning, 399; Johnny Unitas, 287)
2: San Diego (Dan Fouts, 254; John Hadl, 201)

1: Arizona (Jim Hart, 209)
1: Buffalo (Jim Kelly, 237)
1: Denver (John Elway, 300)
1: Green Bay (Brett Favre, 442)
1: Kansas City (Len Dawson, 237)
1: Miami (Dan Marino, 420)
1: Minnesota (Fran Tarkenton, 239)
1: New England (Tom Brady, 334)
1: New Orleans (Drew Brees, 232)
1: New York Giants (Eli Manning, 211)
1: Philadelphia (Donovan McNabb, 216)
1: Pittsburgh: (Terry Bradshaw, 212)

There are 14 QBs who have thrown for 200-plus TDs in their career, but do not have 200 or more with one team. Those QBs are: Warren Moon, Vinny Testaverde, Sonny Jurgensen, Drew Bledsoe, Dave Krieg, Boomer Esiason, Y.A. Tittle, George Blanda, Kerry Collins, Kurt Warner, Randall Cunningham, Jim Everett, Roman Gabriel and Matt Hasselbeck.

It’s also interesting to note that four current quarterbacks are approaching the 200-TD mark for their teams and will likely change the landscape of the list above in various ways. For example:

* Dallas’ Tony Romo last season surpassed Troy Aikman for most TD passes in Cowboys’ history. Romo now sits atop the Cowboys’ list with 177 TD passes. Will Romo be in Dallas long enough to become the first Cowboys’ QB to throw 200 TD passes?

* The Packers Aaron Rodgers during the 2012 season passed Bart Starr (152) for second on the team’s list for most TD passes with the franchise. He now has 171 TD passes and could become the Pack’s second 200-TD QB in this upcoming season.

* Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers missed three games in 2012 but was still able last year to up his career TD pass total with the team to 191. He will likely join Terry Bradshaw as Pittsburgh’s 200-TD quarterbacks sometime in the first half of the 2013 season.

* San Diego’s Philip Rivers has 189 career TD passes with the Chargers. He will probably join Fouts and Hadl with 200 when he reaches that mark early this season. That will make the San Diego franchise only the second in league history to have three QBs with 200-plus TD passes.

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Peyton vs. Eli: A statistical comparison of the Mannings

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Eli Manning during a 2007 training camp

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

About a year ago I posted a blog that looked at the stats of Peyton Manning and how those numbers compared to his little brother, Eli. That blog has been, by far, the most read of the blogs I have posted in the almost two years that I have been blogging. I guess people have a significant interest in all things Manning.

The crux of that blog was that while Peyton had four MVP Awards (will he pick up a fifth for this season’s work?), many records and regular season stats that put him in an elite group of quarterbacks, Eli has had a fairly nondescript regular season career. But Eli’s post-season numbers are not only better than his regular season stats, but in some cases, his playoff stats exceed Peyton’s. (Notice below how Peyton’s numbers drop in the playoffs while Eli’s rise from the regular season to the playoffs.)

Because of that blog and the fact that we have now have another season to add to these stats, I have updated these numbers to include the 2012 regular season (and the Broncos loss in the ’12 playoffs).

With Denver’s “one-and-out,” in this year’s playoffs, the case of Peyton’s regular season numbers versus his post-season numbers is again a topic for discussion. I think you’ll see the clear difference in how Peyton’s numbers take a dip when it’s playoff time, while Eli’s stats go up in the post-season. Peyton may receive his fifth league MVP for the  just-completed season, but Eli has post-season bragging rights with a pair of Super Bowl wins and two Super Bowl MVP trophies to go with those title game wins.

Here’s a quick look at some select stats for both Peyton and Eli in regular season and postseason games. (Regular season stats listed first then playoff stats.)

Wins/losses as starter             
Peyton: 154-70 (.688)/9-11 (.450)
Eli: 78-57 (.578)/8-3 (.727)

Completion pct.
Peyton: 65.2%/63.2%
Eli: 58.6%/61.5%

QB Rating        
Peyton: 95.7/88.4
Eli: 82.7/89.3

TD/Interception Ratio             
Peyton: 436-209 (2.09)/32-21 (1.52)
Eli: 211-144 (1.47)/17-8 (2.11)

TDs per game                
Peyton: 436-224 (1.95)/32-20 (1.6)
Eli: 211-137 (1.54)/17-11 (1.5)

Yards per pass attempt           
Peyton: 7.6/7.46
Eli: 7.1/7.07

Did you know? Eli is 5-1 in road playoff games; Peyton is 2-5.

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SIX STATS you might not know about… Archie Manning

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Archie Manning, circa 1969... Image via Wikipedia

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Over the past several weeks, the Manning boys, Peyton and Eli, have garnered a little ink and publicity for on-the-field (in Eli’s case) and off-the-field (in Peyton’s case) activities. Here’s a change of pace for those of you who might be tired of all the talk about Peyton and Eli… a few stats about their dad, Archie, a pretty darn good QB in his day.

1. Archie made 139 starts as a quarterback in his 13-year NFL career. As a starter, he was 35-101-3. In his 10 years with the New Orleans Saints, the Saints had nine losing seasons and finished at .500 only once. Both Peyton and Eli won 42 games in their first five years in the league; Archie won only 15 in his first five seasons. Archie made eight starts with the Houston Oilers and two starts with the Minnesota Vikings in brief stints with those teams at the end of his career; he did not win any of those starts with the Oilers or Vikings.

2. Archie finished his career with a passer rating of 67.1. His best season passer rating was 81.8. Peyton’s career passer rating is 94.9; Eli’s is 82.1.

3. Of the three Manning QBs, Archie has the most rushing TDs with 18. Peyton has 17, Eli only four rushing touchdowns.

4. Archie led the league in most times sacked in three seasons. The most times Peyton has been sacked in a season is 29; the most Eli has had in a season is 30. Archie was sacked 35 or more times in six seasons.

5. Archie threw 32% of his TD passes in the fourth quarter. Eli has thrown 33.5% of his TD passes in the fourth quarter; Peyton has thrown 23.3% of his TD passes in the fourth quarter. Of Archie’s 125 TD passes, 21 (16.8%) were for 40 yards or more. Of Eli’s 185 TD passes, 14.6% were 40 yards or longer. Of Peyton’s 399 TD passes, 14.3% were 40 yards or more.

6. Archie was sacked 396 times in 151 games, an average of 2.6 per game. Peyton has been sacked an average of 1.1 times per game; Eli has been sacked an average of 1.6 times per game. Archie ranks 11th on the all-time sacked list.

6b. Both Peyton and Eli have played in two Super Bowls, with Peyton winning one and Eli winning a pair. Archie never played in an NFL postseason game.

A ‘Stats’ review of Super Bowl 46

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Before we close the book on the 2011 NFL season, here’s a few stat items from the New York Giants‘ Super Bowl win over New England.

* The New York Giants became the first Super Bowl champion that lost seven games during the regular season. Three teams had won the Super Bowl with six regular season losses: San Francisco in Super Bowl 23, the Giants in Super Bowl 42 and the Packers in Super Bowl 45. The Giants are the third team in Super Bowl history to win the title with less than 10 wins. The others: Green Bay in 1967, who were 9-4-1, and the 1982 Washington Redskins, who won the Super Bowl in that strike-shortened season after an 8-1 regular season.

* The NFC has now scored first in 13 of the last 18 Super Bowls.

* The 9-7 Giants over the 13-3 Patriots was the fourth time that a Super Bowl team with three-plus fewer regular season wins than their Super Bowl opponent has won the title. The others: 1967 Packers (9-4-1) over the Oakland Raiders (13-1); 2001 New England Patriots (11-5) over the St. Louis Rams (14-2); and 2007 Giants (10-6) over the Patriots (16-0).

* Eli Manning became the 11th quarterback to win two or more Super Bowls, joining Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana with four; Tom Brady and Troy Aikman with three; and John Elway, Roger Staubach, Bob Griese, Ben Roethlisberger, Bart Starr and Jim Plunkett with two.

* Brady became the seventh quarterback to lose multiple Super Bowls. Joining Brady with two losses are Staubach, Kurt Warner and Craig Morton. Elway and Fran Tarkenton lost three, and Buffalo’s Jim Kelly lost four Super Bowls.

* The Patriots became the fourth team in Super Bowl history to lose four or more Super Bowl games. Denver, Minnesota and Buffalo have also lost four Super Bowls.

* The Giants, now with four Super Bowl wins, joined Pittsburgh (6), Dallas (5), San Francisco (5) and Green Bay (4) as the NFL franchises that have won four or more Super Bowls.

* The Giants defense, which was ranked 25th in the NFL based on points, became the lowest ranked defense (based on points) to win a Super Bowl.

* The Giants defense, which was ranked 27th in yards allowed, became the lowest ranked defense (based on yards allowed) to win a Super Bowl.

* The Giants became only the fourth team in history to win a Super Bowl after losing three straight games in the regular season. The others: Baltimore, 2000; Pittsburgh, 2005; and New Orleans, 2009.

* The Giants became the ninth team in history to win the Super Bowl after losing their first game of the season.

* The Giants ranked 17th in the league during the regular season in point differential (points scored minus points allowed). They are now the lowest ranked team in point differential to win a Super Bowl. They are only the second team to win a Super Bowl that did not rank in the Top 10 in point differential during the regular season. The other team? The 2007 New York Giants.

* The Washington Redskins defeated the Super Bowl champion Giants twice in the 2011 regular season. This was the sixth time in history that a team defeated the Super Bowl champs twice in the regular season. The other times: 1969-Oakland defeated champion Chiefs twice; 1983-Seattle defeated champion Raiders; 1995-Washington defeated champion Cowboys; 2002-New Orleans defeated champion Tampa Bay Bucs; 2007-Dallas defeated champion Giants.

Will Giants use ‘big plays’ from scrimmage to upset Patriots in today’s Super Bowl?

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David Tyree... Image via Wikipedia

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Here’s some food for thought as you prepare for today’s Super Bowl…

When the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 42, the Giants accomplished something that only two teams had previously done in Super Bowl history: They did not allow the Patriots to have a play of 20 or more yards from scrimmage. The only other teams to accomplish that feat were the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl 7 and the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl 30.

In the Giants Super Bowl 42 win, their offense had three “big plays” from scrimmage (plays of 20 yards or more) in the game. In the second quarter, Eli Manning completed a third-and-seven pass to Amani Toomer for 38 yards. In the fourth quarter there were a pair of “big plays” from scrimmage. On first and 10, Manning hit on a 45-yard pass to Kevin Boss; and later, the play of the game, when Manning connected with David Tyree on a third and five with a 32-yard completion. The big question is, can the Giants again hold the Pats to no “big plays” and hit on a few of their own?

With “big plays” from scrimmage as the focus (again, we’ll define a “big play” as a play from scrimmage for 20 or more yards), here’s a look at how “big plays” have played an important role in the previous 45 Super Bowls. For the record, there have been 318 “big plays” from scrimmage in the previous 45 Super Bowls (an average of just over seven “big plays” per game).

* Of the 318 big plays in the Super Bowl, 177 (55.7%) were by the team that won the game. In 25 of the 45 games, the eventual Super Bowl winner had more big plays than their opponent; in eight of the games, the teams had the same number of big plays. Teams that allowed no big plays or only one in the Super Bowl have won nine and lost only once. Teams that allowed two or fewer plays of 20 yards or more from scrimmage are 17-9 in the Super Bowl.

* Of the 318 big plays, 94 (29.6%) happened in the fourth quarter. Fifty-one of the those 94 were by the team that lost the game (making big plays to get back in the game?)

* In 31 of the 45 Super Bowls, the team that won also had the longest play from scrimmage in the game. In the last 10 Super Bowls, however, the team that won only had the longest play from scrimmage in four games.

* Of the 318 big plays, 81 of them happened on either third or fourth down. Of those 81, the team that won the game had a big play on third or fourth down 51 times. In the 34 of the 45 Super Bowls, the winning team had at least one play of 20 yards or more from scrimmage on third down. Losing teams only had a play of 20 yards or more from scrimmage on third or fourth down in 20 of the 45 games.

* Of the 318 big plays, 63 went for touchdowns. Of those 63, 41 of them were scored by the team that won the game.

* Super Bowl 22 (Washington vs. Denver) had the most plays of 20 yards or more from scrimmage with 17. The Redskins had 10 big plays in that contest, most ever in a Super Bowl.