Why are you here? There can only be one reason … SUPERBOWL XLVI with Tom Brady and Eli Manning at the helm. After recent games, the New England Patriots and the New York Giants face off once again for the ultimate prize. Tom Brady will face Eli Manning in search of the greatest honor in professional football. The stakes are high here, so let’s first take a look at Tom Brady’s stats and then we’ll look at Eli Manning. Brady is 6’4 and weighs 225 pounds and graduated from Michigan. He definitely has the experience to beat Eli at Superbowl XLVI and has many impressive stats:
Tom Brady Stats
- 611 passes attempted / 401 passes completed = 65.6% percentage of complete passes
- 8.6 yards per attempt
- 12 interceptions
- 105.6 QB rating
Manning is also 6’4 and weighs 218 pounds and graduated from Mississippi. He’s also got tons of experience, so let’s take a look at his stats compared to Brady’s.
Eli Manning Stats
- 589 passes attempted / 359 completions = 61.0% completion percentage
- 8.4 yards per attempt
- 16 interceptions
- 92.9 QB rating
As you can see, Eli Manning is apparently the underdog in this offensive scenario against Tom Brady. There’s a lot more to a soccer team than a quarterback, so next time I’ll go over offensive versus defensive sectors. Without an effective defensive strategy, the Giants could be left with their pants down. However, on the other side of the equation, without a total offensive run there is no way to win a Superbowl. It will be difficult for teams, but they need to strike a balance between offense and defense to win this game. Whichever quarterback strikes this balance, they are sure to win the Superbowl. Some quarterbacks can find this middle ground very easily early on, while others struggle to find it until it is too late. For these quarterbacks, it’s critical that they “find their groove” right away or it could spell absolute disaster for the team and the fans. Personally, I think Tom Brady will be able to manage his team and discover this balance more effectively because he seems to have a cooler head and takes everything in stride. All in all, watching Eli Manning vs. Tom Brady will undoubtedly be one of the greatest shows in NFL history and will remain on viewers’ minds for years to come.