Tom Brady, Eli Manning set to author fifth chapter in head-to-head matchup

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In the tale of the tape between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, running back Shane Vereen offers a unique perspective.

From 2011-2014, Vereen shared a huddle with Brady in New England. This season, he does with Manning.

"Personality-wise, there are some differences," Vereen said. "Tom is probably a little more emotional, Eli is more of a quiet speaker, I guess you can say. ... But once you get on to the field, both guys want nothing more than to be successful. Playing with both quarterbacks, I see the drive and I see the intensity of wanting to win."

Few quarterbacks can say they lead Brady in a head-to-head matchup, but Manning does, having posting a 3-1 record against him.

Dec. 29, 2007 -- Patriots 38, Giants 35: This was the regular-season finale in which the Patriots capped off a 16-0 regular season. Manning tied a career-high with four touchdown passes, completing 22 of 32 passes for 251 yards. Brady was 32-of-42 for 356 yards, with two touchdowns.

Feb. 3, 2008 -- Giants 17, Patriots 14: Four weeks after the regular-season finale, the teams met again in Super Bowl XLII. Manning was voted MVP after completing 19 of 34 passes for 255 yards, two touchdowns and one interception as he led a fourth-quarter comeback drive that culminated with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds remaining. Brady was 29-of-48 for 266 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Nov. 6, 2011 -- Giants 24, Patriots 20: Manning threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:03, including the game-winner to tight end Jake Ballard with 15 seconds remaining. In all, Manning was 20-of-39 for 250 yards, with 179 yards coming in the second half. Brady was 28-of-49 for 342 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Feb. 5, 2012 -- Giants 21, Patriots 17: In Super Bowl XLVI, Manning completed his first nine passes and finished 30-of-40 for 296 yards and a touchdown as he was one again named MVP. He was clutch in the fourth quarter when he was 10-of-14 for 118 yards, including a 38-yard connection up the left sideline to receiver Mario Manningham to start the game-winning drive. Brady was 27-of-41 for 276 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception.

In the last three meetings, one thing that has stood out with Brady is his lack of success on passes down the field; he's 0-for-15 on passes more than 20 yards downfield. Brady has been sacked nine times in those games, and seven came against the standard four-man rush.