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Let's see. You've got the No. 1 QB in the league in passing yards, second in touchdowns, third in QB Rating, and the second highest completion percentage going against a guy who ranks no higher than fourth in any of those categories.
Statistically speaking, Brees wins this battle by a long shot. That being said, Manning is having probably his best career as a pro, and not just statistically speaking.
The way Manning is making clutch plays, avoiding sacks and creating explosive pass plays down the field is something he's always shown the ability to do, but is now doing with more regularity.
Of course, Brees has been doing such things for years now, and nobody is better in the NFL at controlling the huddle and getting his team into the right play.
And he too is exceptional at avoiding the sack for a big play exercise that Manning is just now exhibiting on a more regular basis.
For the longevity and regularity he possesses, I have to give the edge to Drew Brees.