Originally posted by Joecool:As I recall, GB was a couple of throws from tieing that game. Did you see what SEA did to Rodgers but they still couldn't hold Rodgers down throughout the game. How many times was he sacked in that 1st half. Very difficult for a Defense to sustain a high level throughout a game. We learned that in the Saints game. These are the QB's where even if you are playing great defense, can kill you if their team keeps the game close or if our team cannot separate no matter how great of a defense we are playing.
In the NFCC, Eli Manning played like crap but he also made an AMAZING play that helped his team win: the chinstrap to his nose sideline pass to his RB of all people. Don't forget some of the plays he made in the Superbowls.
These QB's find a way and they usually find it outside the scope the design. In an era of so many even matchups, a play or two is all that's needed and these guys are extremely difficult to plan for or overcome a perfect plan.
Yea, Eli and his "amazing" decision making has the Giants on a two (and soon to be three) game losing streak. And over those two games, he didn't even hit 400 yards passing COMBINED.
It seems to me that fantasy football is seriously warping people's idea of how the game should be played. If I were a coach, I could give a damn if my QB threw for 100 yards a game.
If he's WINNING, that trumps in my mind any "amazing" play he'll have to make for stinking the joint up earlier.
Being an elite QB doesn't necessarily mean lighting up the stat sheet.