Top Five Eli Manning Moments of 2015

Posted Jan 23, 2016

Eli Manning had one of his best seasons as a pro in 2015, and has been named to the Pro Bowl


Date: September 24, 2015 (Week 3)
Opponent: Washington Redskins
Location: MetLife Stadium

With a 32-21 win over the Redskins in Week 3, Eli Manning recorded his 100th career victory, including postseason, as starting quarterback of the New York Giants. Two weeks later, Manning went on to surpass Phil Simms (101) for most in team history. Since taking over in 2004, Manning has 97 victories in the regular season and eight in the playoffs (105 total), including two Super Bowl MVP performances.


Date: October 11, 2015 (Week 5)
Opponent: San Francisco 49ers
Location: MetLife Stadium

Down by four points with 1:41 to play and no Odell Beckham Jr. or Rueben Randle to begin the series, Eli Manning led an eight-play, 82-yard touchdown drive that resulted in a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Larry Donnell with 21 seconds left in the game. The 30-27 victory over the 49ers marked Manning’s 32nd game-winning drive of his career. Afterwards, the 12-year franchise quarterback was asked where it ranks, to which the two-time Super Bowl MVP quipped, “Well, there were a couple in the Super Bowl, obviously.” For the performance, Manning was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.


Date: December 14, 2015 (Week 14)
Opponent: Miami Dolphins
Location: Sun Life Stadium

It’s always good for a quarterback when he has as many touchdowns as incompletions in a game. That’s what Eli Manning did on “Monday Night Football” in Miami. En route to a 31-24 victory over the Dolphins, Manning completed 27 of 31 passes for 337 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a career-best 151.5 passer rating. His 87.1 completion percentage was the highest by a Giants quarterback in a regular-season game (minimum 20 attempts) and the second-best mark in franchise history behind Phil Simms’ 88.0 completion percentage in Super Bowl XXI. He was also the first Giants quarterback to have a passer rating of at least 150 in a game since Kerry Collins 2002.


Date: December 27, 2015 (Week 16)
Opponent: Minnesota Vikings
Location: TCF Bank Stadium

On a 72-yard completion to Rueben Randle, Eli Manning threw the 292nd touchdown of his career, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Warren Moon (291) and moving into eighth place on the all-time list. With 35 touchdowns on the season, Manning (294) also surpassed gold jackets Johnny Unitas (290) and Joe Montana (273) in 2015.


Date: November 1, 2015 (Week 8)
Opponent: New Orleans Saints
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Eli Manning and Drew Brees put on a quarterback duel for the ages in a thriller between the Giants and Saints. While the Giants would lose 52-49 on a last-second field goal, the 13 touchdown passes -- seven by Brees and six by Manning -- set an NFL record for most in a single game. The 101 combined points made it the second-highest scoring game in Giants history and tied the third-highest ever in the NFL. The 49 points were the most the Giants have ever scored in a loss in their 91-year history.