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Eli On Pace For Better Year Than Peyton?

Oct 19, 2008 12:11 PM EST

Eli Manning, fresh off his Super Bowl MVP award this past February, is on pace to have a season the rivals, if not betters, that of his older brother Peyton.

Eli, the quarterback for the Giants (4-1), is on pace for 3,930 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He is completing 63.8% of his passes, averages 7.68 yards-per-completion and has a 91.4 quarterback rating.

Peyton, the leader of the Colts (3-2), is projected to finish the 2008 season with 4,166 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He is completing 63.2% of his passes, averages 7.15 yards-per-completion and has a 87.8 QB rating.

Eli currently would edge Peyton in quarterback rating, completion percentage, yards-per-completion and interceptions.

In addition, Eli is currently throwing 1.69 TDs per INT, while Peyton's ratio stands at 1.63.

Heading into Week Seven, Peyton has Eli in passing yards and touchdowns.

Eli's projected stats (3,930 yards, 22 TDs and 13 INTs) would likely be considered the best statistical campaign of his five-year career.

Peyton, however, is on pace (4,166 yards, 26 TDs and 16 INTs) to post numbers much lower than we've come to expect in the last handful of years.

Via Andrew Perna/RealGM