5 quarterbacks who have always struggled against the Vikings

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Eli Manning (2004-2019)

Win/Loss vs. entire NFL: 117-117 (.500)

Win/Loss vs. Vikings: 3-6 (.333)

The Numbers:

  • 9 games
  • 54.3 completion percentage
  • 189.6 passing yards per game
  • 5 touchdowns
  • 15 interceptions
  • 3 fumbles
  • 56.1 passer rating

There is a feverish debate about whether Eli Manning deserves to be in the Hall of Fame or not. If his performances against the Vikings was the determinant, he would be disallowed.

Manning was putrid when playing against Minnesota during his career, in both a statistical and an individual regard. Assessing his numbers, one might wonder how the New York Giants even won three of the nine games.

Manning and New York beat the Vikings in 2004, 2010, and 2013. Minnesota topped the Giants in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, and 2016.

To be fair, Manning was the victim of scheduling as only three of the nine games took place in New Jersey. But the Vikings beat the Giants there twice with Manning at the helm, so home-field cannot be blamed as the culprit.

In the end, Manning was able to help New York topple the New England Patriots twice in Super Bowls. But the Giants dropped six meetings to the Vikings when their veteran passer lined up under center.