Eli Manning vs. Tony Romo: NFC East's Best Quarterback

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Eli Manning vs. Tony Romo: NFC East's Best Quarterback
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Romo v Manning

Now let's close by looking at the two quarterbacks over their careers.

(Instead of profootballfocus.com, the source here is pro-football-reference.com, which incidentally has no pay wall. Other sources that may be of interest include: coldhardfootballfacts.com)

At 31, Tony Romo has played for eight seasons, although the first two are statistically irrelevant. During the six seasons he has played he has started in 77 games and gone 47-30. His completion rate is 64.5 percent. He's thrown 149 TDs and 20,834 yards.

At 30, Eli Manning has played for eight seasons, during which he has started in 119 games. In those games he's gone 69-50. His completion rate is 58.4 percent. He's thrown for 185 TDs and 27,579 yards.  

And here's a statistic to consider: Romo has lead 13 fourth quarter comebacks and 14 game-winning drives.  Manning has 21 fourth quarter comebacks, and 25 game-winning drives. 

And then that one last statistic, Manning has been the MVP in two Super Bowls. Both included a fourth quarter comeback and a game-winning drive.

It's worth noting that the first regular season game of the 2012 season is between Dallas and New York at 8:30 PM on Wednesday, September 5. At the meadowlands.

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