Eli Manning's Week 13 Performance: QBR, Passer Rating Disagree

Eli Manning of the New York Giants throws a 67-yard touchdown in the first quarter to Travis Beckum against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium on December 4, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

When it comes to judging Eli Manning's performance Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the traditional passer rating statistic and ESPN's new-fangled Total QBR disagree. By a wide margin.

In reality, the only thing that counts is that the Giants did not win Sunday. That, as good as Manning was, he and the Giants' offense were not quite good enough to gun down Aaron Rodgers and the unbeaten runaway train that is the Packers.

Still, these numbers are interesting.

Manning's 23-of-40 for 357 yards with three touchdowns and one unfortunate Pick six earned him a stellar passer rating of 100.7 for the day. The QBR numbers, though, make it look like an awful day for the Giants' quarterback. Which is was not. QBR scores Manning at a lowly 45.6 for Sunday, 20th in the league on Sunday and just ahead of Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets (36.2).

So, which side are you on? Does the passer rating reflect how you felt about Eli on Sunday? Or the QBR? Or, does it not matter at all since the Giants lost, anyway?

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