Eli Manning did not have his best game against the Cowboys yesterday (15/29, 192yds 0 TD 1 INT), but he still led the Giants from behind to win a ballgame. From the Giants’ official website:
It was the second time in three games Manning did not throw for at least 200 yards after he had done so for 24 consecutive regular-season games, the second-longest streak in NFL history.
*Manning’s consecutive games streak with at least once touchdown pass ended at nine (plus four postseason games). The last game in which he did not throw a touchdown pass was on Dec. 18, 2011 vs. Washington. The Giants are 8-13 when Manning starts and does not throw a touchdown pass.
*Manning has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 106 of the 127 games in which he’s started.
*Manning increased his career yardage total to 29,880. He passed Jon Kitna (29,745) and Joe Ferguson (29,817) to move into 35th place on the NFL’s all-time list.
Yesterday also marked Eli’s 24th career 4th quarter comeback and his 28th game-winning drive. He is tied for 11th all-time in 4th quarter comebacks with Drew Bledsoe, Dan Fouts and Dave Kreig, who all played four or more years more than Eli has. The all-time leader is Peyton Manning with 37. Tom Brady is the only other active player with more comebacks than Eli with 26.
Eli is tied for 16th all-time with Ben Roethlisberger for most game-winning drives. Dan Marino has the most (51), Peyton is 2nd with 48. Other actives: Brady (37) and Drew Brees (30).
From the NFL: Mr. October: Three quarterbacks – the Giants’ Eli Manning (27-5, .844), New England’s Tom Brady (34-11, .756) and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger (25-8, .758) – improved their October winning percentages among starting quarterbacks (minimum 20 starts) in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) as all three led their teams to victory in Week 8.