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Eli is among elite in the clutch

Eli Manning has stated his belief that he is an elite quarterback and one on the same level as Tom Brady.

After four games, Manning’s passer rating of 105.6 is third in the league behind only Aaron Rodgers (124.6) and Brady (111.3).

Manning has been terrific in the fourth quarter this season, leading the Giants to two consecutive come-from-behind wins. He has completed 29 of 38 passes for 353 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in his four fourth quarters this year.

But it hasn’t just been this season that Manning has been good in close games.

According to the NFL, Manning has the second-highest winning percentage in games decided by eight or fewer points since 2007 with a minimum of 15 starts.

Manning is tied with Matt Ryan at 19-7 in those circumstances, trailing only big brother Peyton Manning, who is 26-8. Brady is 13-6 in games decided by eight points or less during that time span.

Highest winning percentage in games decided by eight or fewer points since 2007 (minimum 15 starts):

Peyton Manning 26-8 .765

Eli Manning 19-7 .731

Matt Ryan 19-7 .731

Tom Brady 13-6 .684

Brett Favre 15-7 .682