Now that Tom Brady has announced his retirement from the NFL, one former player will forever have bragging rights over him.
That is former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Manning is the only quarterback in NFL history that can say he has multiple Super Bowl wins over Brady.
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For Brady to win seven Super Bowls and miss out on two because of Manning must make him furious.
Brady was battling with the Manning brothers for almost his entire career.
In most seasons he would have to get past Peyton to even make the Super Bowl.
But, for Eli to get the better of Brady twice in the big game is astounding.
First, it was Super Bowl 42, when the Giants and Patriots squared off in Arizona.
That game, the Patriots entered with the only perfect record in NFL history.
A 16-0 regular season, along with two playoff wins to get to the Super Bowl.
Yet, the Giants’ defense dominated that game and held Brady to only 14 points.
It was a 17-14 Giants win and a chance at the perfect season was shattered.
These teams met again in Super Bowl 46.
In another low-scoring battle, the Giants defeated the Patriots, 21-17.
Both Super Bowls won by Manning were thanks in part to his clutch late-game drives.
He led game-winning drives in both games, and seemingly always had the answer to the Patriots’ defense.
If you ask Brady, these two games probably haunt him the most in his career.
But, he still retires with seven Super Bowls so he should not feel too sorry for himself.NEXT: Cowboys Defender Holds Special Piece Of Tom Brady History