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Eli Manning draws praise from former Giant Kurt Warner


Eli Manning is at a point in his career where he hits a milestone almost every time he picks up the football.

In Week 4 alone, the former No. 1 overall draft pick moved ahead of Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana in career passing yards and notched his 101st victory, tying the franchise record set by Phil Simms. But it was another former Giants quarterback who came away impressed by Manning's performance against the Bills.

Kurt Warner, a current NFL Network analyst and the last player to start at quarterback for the Giants other than Manning, ranked him in his top five best quarterbacks of the week.

In the 24-10 road win, Manning went 20 of 35 for 212 yards and three touchdowns. He did throw his first interception of the year, snapping a streak of 142 passes without one, the second-longest run to begin a season in Giants history.

"Although the numbers may not be flashy, only 212 yards, [he threw] three touchdowns against Rex Ryan's defense, going on the road," Warner said of Manning, who is 192 yards away from passing Kerry Collins, another ex-Giant, for 12th on the NFL's all-time list. "Thought he played really, really well and managed the game other than maybe one late mistake. But I thought he did a great job."

As for No. 1 on the list, Warner gave the top spot to Andy Dalton, whose Bengals improved to 4-0 with a victory over the Chiefs.

"He continues to play great football, has his team undefeated," Warner said. "[He had] 300 yards again against a good Kansas City defense, but he's just playing some of the best football of his career right now."


5. Eli Manning, Giants
20-35, 212 YDS, 3 TD

4. Drew Brees, Saints
33-41, 359 YDS, 2 TD

3. Josh McCown, Browns
32-41, 356 YDS, 2 TD

2. Philip Rivers, Chargers
23-38, 358 YDS, 3 TD

1. Andy Dalton, Bengals
17-24, 321 YDS, TD

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