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Old 01-11-2013   #34
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Default Re: Eli Manning vs Matt Schaub

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Originally Posted by Double Barrel View Post
I'm not sure how much I agree with your premise, or at least in whole. Think of the historically great Captain Comebacks in the NFL: Roger Staubach, Joe Montana, John Elway, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning...all these guys were great QBs on great teams, and I'm pretty sure these five are high on the list of most come from behind victories in the 4th quarter and/or two minute warning.

Now, of course, you can most likely find some QBs that fit your criteria. But overall, when I think of the greatest comeback QBs, those names above are what come to my mind. Someone like Dan Marino probably comes up, as I think he holds the record for most 4th quarter comebacks, iirc. His teams were good, but never great.
By no means am I saying it doesn't happen. In fact, I agree some of the great QBs are famous for it. But I think what makes them famous for it is doing it at critical times, elevating their team when they are playing another great team. Staubach and the hail mary situations. I'm guess what I am saying is I would like an additional stat added for perspective - number of opportunities and % successfully done.
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