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The Silient Feud Between Brady and The Manning's

Updated on February 1, 2016

Tom Brady

Tom Brady is considered one the greatest quarterbacks of all time.Weather your a New England Patriots fan or not, If you know anything about football you will agree with me. Brady has help elevated the New England patriots to new heights never seen before in its franchise history. He and Joe Montana are the only two players in NFL history to win the NFL Most Valuable Player and Super Bowl MVP awards multiple times. Brady is the only quarterback to lead his team to six Super Bowls, and holds the record for the most total Super Bowl touchdown passes.With 4 Superbowl titles under his name, Brady is currently the only active QB with the most Superbowl wins and has tied NFL record of 4 Superbowl wins. In addition to his superior passing skills, he has added a new running game to his set of arsenal. Making him an even more lethal player.He is one Superbowl championship away from breaking NFL championship record, and at 38 years old shows no sign of slowing down in the years to come.


TWO HEAVYWEIGHTS

Peyton and Brady


Watching Tom Brady in action as he dominates and shreds a helpless defense, one may say that Brady is unstoppable or even considered a deity on the football field.However, like many Gods they have a weakness.Yes even Brady has an Achilles heel that nobody knows about. Except for the Manning's of course. Peyton Manning who also has a Superbowl championship and a few AFCs titles under his name, is one of the few quarterbacks currently active that can be compared one on one with Brady.The Brady–Manning rivalry is one of the biggest feud in NFL history.Both revolutionized the quarterback position. Manning changed how quarterbacks play. In a response to football’s rising complexity, Manning made the position as much about thinking as action. He distilled endless preparation into a flawless dissection of an opposing defense. Manning’s skills and habits made playing quarterback as much about what the quarterback can see before the play as what he can do during.

Both quarterbacks have met 4 times in an AFC championship and the results is Manning:4 Brady:1. Although, during the regular season Brady owns Manning in overall number of wins but when things really maters Manning has been able to pull through with a victory.If you look at the AFC championship history, both Manning and Brady have been very much involved. The table below shows each encounter and the outcome.




AFC ENCOUNTER

Seasons
TOM BRADY
PEYTON MANNING
2003-04
WIN
LOST
2006-07
LOST
WIN
2013-14
LOST
WIN
2015-2016
LOST
WIN

The Rookie & The Verteran

Eli and Brady

Watching two quarterback heavyweights going at it is always a sight to watch. Peyton has had his battles with Brady and so has little brother. Eli has been dubbed the "underdog" throughout his career. Much of it may have to do with bearing the name Manning.Living under the shadow of his big brother many have overlooked or failed to realize his true potential. Eli's battles with New England Patriots can be considered more epic because of the timing and execution of the plays. Although Eli's stats dont match Peyton, he is by definition the more clutch quarterback which dubbed him the nickname "Mr.4th Quarter" as he has set the record for 4th quarter comebacks for the New York Giants franchise.

It was Eli's 2008 Superbowl victory that rocked the world.The undefeated New England Patriots and veteran Tom Brady against the New York Giants and underdog Eli drew the interests of many.It was the classic David (Eli) vs Goliath(Brady) case,and we all know the winner in that battle.Plus, unlike Peyton, Eli has had a better regular season against the patriots.

Few quarterbacks can say they lead Brady in a head-to-head matchup, but Manning does, having posting a 3-1 record against him.

Dec. 29, 2007 -- Patriots 38, Giants 35: This was the regular-season finale in which the Patriots capped off a 16-0 regular season. Manning tied a career-high with four touchdown passes, completing 22 of 32 passes for 251 yards. Brady was 32-of-42 for 356 yards, with two touchdowns.

Feb. 3, 2008 -- Giants 17, Patriots 14: Four weeks after the regular-season finale, the teams met again in Super Bowl XLII. Manning was voted MVP after completing 19 of 34 passes for 255 yards, two touchdowns and one interception as he led a fourth-quarter comeback drive that culminated with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds remaining. Brady was 29-of-48 for 266 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Nov. 6, 2011 -- Giants 24, Patriots 20: Manning threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:03, including the game-winner to tight end Jake Ballard with 15 seconds remaining. In all, Manning was 20-of-39 for 250 yards, with 179 yards coming in the second half. Brady was 28-of-49 for 342 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Feb. 5, 2012 -- Giants 21, Patriots 17: In Super Bowl XLVI, Manning completed his first nine passes and finished 30-of-40 for 296 yards and a touchdown as he was one again named MVP. He was clutch in the fourth quarter when he was 10-of-14 for 118 yards, including a 38-yard connection up the left sideline to receiver Mario Manningham to start the game-winning drive. Brady was 27-of-41 for 276 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception.

In the last three meetings, one thing that has stood out with Brady is his lack of success on passes down the field; he's 0-for-15 on passes more than 20 yards downfield. Brady has been sacked nine times in those games, and seven came against the standard four-man rush.

Conclusion

Winning a football game is not done with the quarterbacks efforts alone.Both Mannings and Tom Brady won their championship through teamwork , specifically from the defensive ends.Weather the Mannings hold a secret to defeating Brady when it really matters, we may never know.What we do know is that the 4 time NFL champion could have even been greater if not for the Manning's. The fact that when Brady encounters a Manning in the playoffs,it creates a problem for him and the New England Patriots.Tom Brady is still one of the greatest quarterbacks to have ever played the game but a dark stain in his legendary career that would be talked about for years to come.

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