Best QB Performances in a Super Bowl

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#10

Eli Manning

Super Bowl XLII

19-34, 255 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT, 87.3 Passer Rating

Based on raw statistical production, the quality of the opposing defense and clutch plays in big moments or against uncertain circumstances. Eli stands alone in football lore: he's the only QB in NFL history who's led a championship-winning TD drive in the final two minutes when anything less than a TD would have meant defeat. This singular accomplishment -- highlighted by a Houdini-like escape from the clutches of the Patriots pass rush -- earns him a spot. That he also reduced to rubble a seemingly indestructible 18-0 gridiron empire in the process of the 17-14 victory adds another layer of extraordinary to what was otherwise a very ordinary game.

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