Originally posted by no1marauder
We had this discussion in this thread (which is now closed): http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=145041&page=&page=3
Does sh76 want to revisit that assessment based on this year's performance? Eli has been horrid the last three weeks and was totally outplayed by Big Ben last week. Peyton seems healthy again and is pu ...[text shortened]... ng up better numbers. I'd say that my opinion that Eli is 6th at best is looking pretty solid.
Eli has had a bad month, no question. But he had a good month before that and maybe next month will be better. I think QB stats are best reviewed in whole seasons. In baseball, stats tend to be pretty consistent when you look at large sample sizes. In football, seasons ebb and flow dramatically. Eli has had bad months before only to turn it on down the stretch. Last night, Ben was 9-18 for only 84 yards before he got hurt.
While Ben is certainly enjoying a better year over-all, I should note that even so, Eli has completed more passes for more yards and has averaged more yards per attempt.
While Eli's rating is killed by his 11 picks and while Ben has thrown 5 more TDs, it's also worth nothing that the Giants have scored 60 more points than Pitt this year (albeit in one more game). Surely the fact that the Giants have 12 rushing TDs and Pitt only 4 has something to do with Eli, does it not?