without a doubt! first Eli: I saw this stat that he has 8 TDs and 6 INTs this year. But FIVE of those TDs were with less than 2 minutes left in the game when his team was down by 14 or more points. so basically garbage time TDs. THAT is where his stats all come from. he basically has 3 TDs WITH THAT OFFENSE??? are you kidding me??? yeah he got sacked 7 times in that game but I saw numerous times where he had plenty of time, and he just missed throws. even back in '07 and '11, I have always said that Eli plays like crap for the first 28 minutes of a game. then 2 minute warning and like a switch goes off for him and he's beast mode. scores a TD. rinse, repeat with 2nd half. he still does same now, the difference being he gets FGs now instead of TDs. and I cannot believe all this talk about him being a HOFer! you take out those 8 games in the SB seasons, and he is below average QB at best. 15 years in NFL, and 13 of them he has ZERO playoff wins. those 2 SB years (8 games) make him a HOFer? I just don't get it. and as you said, he won because of his defense. you can't give an MVP to the full defense, so he gets it.
now Sam: as a Jets fan and giants hater, I watch for Sam's progression, which I am very pleased with. But I also like to watch and think "WWED?" (what would Eli do?) everyone talks about the giants offensive line, but how much better is the Jets o-line? I mean really? My daughter, who knows nothing about football, watches the games with me and she asks of Sam: "why is he always running?". Eli is a statue. Sam steps back, can't even plant his feet and BAM he has to run because he has someone in his face. WWED? SACK! But Sam can scramble.
I'm telling you, the Jets hopefully spend all this money this offseason wisely, because imagine what Sam could do if he actually had someone to throw the ball to? and if they actually had a run game (see Broncos game).