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Peyton Manning, best QB of his era?

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 15, 2011

I like Peyton Manning, but I found this whole article to be a little weird.

And in the most the most important single passing statistic, the one that correlates best with winning, yards per throw, Manning has an edge, 7.6 to 7.4 [for Tom Brady].

The most important stat? Is 0.2 yards really much of a difference? Correlates best with winning? Let’s look at the stats. That lists Brady being slightly *ahead* of Manning…and Tony Romo and Philip Rivers ahead of both of them. I call shenanigans. For me, it’s a toss-up between Manning and Brady…you’d have to flip a coin to find the winner. Both are really fun to watch and I hope Manning does make it back from his injury.

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