November 23, 2009
Key: The Giants' Lawrence Tynes kicked a 36-yard field goal 3 minutes 54 seconds into overtime to make up for an earlier miss. The win ended a four-game skid. Giants said: "It's been a long time, 42 days since our last win. It felt like it too." -- Eli Manning, quarterback Falcons said: "We had a lot of great contributions and great efforts from a lot of guys in the second half. . . . But with that said, there are no moral victories." -- Matt Ryan, quarterback
January 3, 2004 |
Eli Manning stayed another year at Mississippi in hopes of a season like this: 10 victories, including one in January. Manning threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in his final game for Ole Miss, leading the No. 16 Rebels to a 31-28 victory over No. 21 Oklahoma State (9-4) in the Cotton Bowl on Friday. "Everything about this year has been great.
January 28, 2012
STEVE YOUNG began his career with the USFL's L.A. Express, then moved on to the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers. He eventually replaced the great Joe Montana for the 49ers, carving his legendary career. A two-time NFL most valuable player, Young directed the 49ers to victory in Super Bowl XXIX and made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He is an ESPN analyst. The quarterback position is unique. What other position do you really have to get everybody on board every time?
May 1, 2004
Let's see if I understand this. As a means of achieving parity and avoiding an automatic, rich-get-richer scenario, the NFL set up a system where the team with the worst record the previous season is awarded first choice in the subsequent college draft. By and large, the system has worked well for close to 70 years. But Eli Manning, arguably the best quarterback in the country, and the San Diego Chargers' first pick in the draft, announced that he wouldn't play for the Chargers, under any circumstances, because they were such a bad team.
October 14, 2001 |
Archie Manning wasn't playing quarterback the last time Mississippi defeated Alabama. It only seemed that way. Things changed Saturday when Eli Manning, Archie's youngest son, ended the Rebels' 10-game, 13-year losing streak to the Crimson Tide with a dramatic 27-24 victory at Oxford, Miss. Ole Miss scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to erase a 10-point deficit. The winning score was a three-yard pass from Manning to Joe Gunn with 46 seconds left.
February 4, 2010 |
Lorenzo Bromell isn't likely to forget the hit -- and not only because it drew a hefty fine from the NFL. Peyton Manning won't soon forget it either. The collision came in 2001, when Manning was in his fourth season as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, and Bromell was a defensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins. Manning wound up with a hairline fracture of the jaw, and the now-retired Bromell secured the dubious distinction of being the only player to knock Manning out of a game.
December 29, 2005
NFL quarterbacks with the best passer rating in the fourth quarter (min. 80 attempts): Source: Associated Press *--* Player, Team ATT COM PCT. YDS RATING Peyton Manning, Indianapolis 88 62 70.5 708 108.5 Trent Green, Kansas City 132 84 63.6 1,073 97.2 Kurt Warner, Arizona 103 61 59.2 781 94.4 Tom Brady, New England 118 75 63.6 946 91.3 Jake Delhomme, Carolina 113 72 63.7 790 90.2 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants 140 82 58.6 1,088 88.0 Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle 88 56 63.6 639 87.