The New York Football Giants will face off against the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl rematch from a few short years ago. Very similar to the 2008 Super Bowl ,the Giants have been playing good football at just the right time of the season. Very similar to the last Giants Super Bowl run, Head Coach Tom Coughlin was rumored to be on the verge of being fired. It is evident that the New York Football Giants play their very best football when their backs are against the wall and all the chips are down. The biggest difference this time around is Eli Manning.
Eli Manning has always been a clutch performer, and has always excelled under extreme pressure. But this season he has really cemented his spot amongst the elite quarterbacks of all time. Eli Manning threw for just a shade under five thousand yards in the regular season, 4,933 yards to be exact, while completing over 61% of his passes. Eli threw 29 touchdowns and only 16 interceptions, 3 of which came in one bad game against the division rival Washington Redskins. His rating this season was 92.9. Those regular season numbers are numbers any coach, general manager or any fantasy football owner would love.
Eli Manning had 5 fourth quarter comebacks this season tied for the most in the league, and only 2 fewer than the most ever in a season which was 7 by his older brother Peyton in 2009. Eli’s fourth quarter QB rating this season was 110, but that still isn’t the best part. This post season Eli Manning has thrown for 923 yards in three games, winning all three, while throwing 8 touchdowns and only turning the ball over once. Yes, only one interception and no lost fumbles. In the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, the top rated NFC defense allowing the fewest points per game (14) and the fewest yards per game (308), Eli threw for 316 yards and 2 touchdowns and most importantly he won the game! Tom Brady is Tom Brady, but he is up against the Giant big blue defense and the New England Patriots defense is suspect to say the least. Eli Manning is the Fantasy Football Super Pick.