Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

supremecoltsfan300

Top Five Qb Duels

Recommended Posts

On nfl network I was watching an episode of Top 10 and they were doing the best quarterback duels. What are your guys top five qb duels you've seen?

My top five would be:

1. 2009 Manning vs Brady.

2. 2006 AFCCG Manning vs Brady.

3. 2011 Brees vs Rodgers

4. 2009 NFC Divisional Playoff Game Brees vs Warner.

5. 2009 Stafford vs Quinn (The finish was amazing).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Solid list. I would throw in the Cards/Packers playoff game from a few years ago. Neither defense was doing anything, so it was all on the offenses and the QBs to win the game. Funny how in the end, a defensive play won it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

blesoe vs marino was an awesome shoot out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Solid list. I would throw in the Cards/Packers playoff game from a few years ago. Neither defense was doing anything, so it was all on the offenses and the QBs to win the game. Funny how in the end, a defensive play won it

Yeah, I actually meant to put that game. Accidently typed Brees vs Warner, instead of Rodgers vs Warner. The sudden second half comeback is what made it so great. Seemed like it was over early, but then touchdown after touchdown.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I actually meant to put that game. Accidently typed Brees vs Warner, instead of Rodgers vs Warner. The sudden second half comeback is what made it so great. Seemed like it was over early, but then touchdown after touchdown.

Yeah haha I was trying to remember the 2009 NFC Divisional game and couldn't remember who it was for sure, but I had a pretty good idea it wasn't Saints and Cards.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Id throw Rodgers vs. Warner I believe it was the 2008 or 2009 playoffs I cant remember but that game was awesome

edit: 21isSuperman already mentioned it whoops!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a few more I'd like to add:

Warner V Brady (Superbowl)

Manning V Brees (2009) I know that one hurts to write....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Manning V Brees (2009) I know that one hurts to write....

how is that considered a shoot out? we only scored 17 points

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how is that considered a shoot out? we only scored 17 points

It was pretty one-sided. Brees kept throwing those easy underneath curl routes against our soft tampa cover 2 literally all game. Brees ended the game 32/39 w/ 2 TD's. Furthermore, many of those incompletions were in the first half with some receivers dropping easy catches, so Brees easily could have gone 39/39 if the receivers were in synch early.

It was the most pathetic pass defense I've ever seen. Caldwell didn't have our team ready to play at all. Manning was ready, but clearly Caldwell was not, and that proof is in the pudding if we look at our recent season.

I'll be so glad Chuck is going to make changes to that awful defense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Johnny Unitas against Bart Starr- every time they faced each other

Bert Jones against Ken Stabler- a playoff classic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bradshaw vs Staubach - SB 13, I think, the Steelers won 35-31, in those days of low scoring, defense driven games

Brady vs Peyton Manning - 2006 AFCCG

Brady vs Peyton Manning - 2009 4th & 2 game (these 2 Brady vs Manning games have to be the 2 most dramatic games the last decade, IMO)

Kurt Warner vs Rodgers - 2009 wild card round of the playoffs

Bledsoe vs Marino shootout 1994

Peyton vs Marino (I remember a 37-34 game win for Peyton and the Colts, not sure which year)

Heck, Derek Anderson vs Carson Palmer in a 51-45 shootout was fun to watch in 2007

Peyton vs Trent Green (Chiefs playoff game in 2004 with no punts was fun to watch)

Eli vs Brady in 2007 (2012 was a mistake filled game while the 2007 game had more plays made than mistakes, IMO)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really wish nfl films would let you subscribe to a service where you could watch every game. I've only ever seen highlights of Young vs Kelly and Bledsoe vs Marino. It would be awesome to watch these games in full length.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about Frank Reich vs Warren Moon in the playoff miracle comeback (Bills v Oilers) 1993 i think. Even better was the Don Strock (Miami) vs Dan Fouts (SD) 1982 playoffs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two from 2004 stand out

Manning v. Favre. If memory serves me correctly We threw the ball like the first 18 plays(actually 22) of the game.

Manning finishes 28/40 393 5 td 0 int

Favre finishes 30/44 360 4 td 0 int

Also from 2004, the 35-45 game vs. KC

Manning finished 25/45 472 5td 1 int(int in the final minute down 10).

Green finished 27/34 389 3 td o int, of course the chiefs had 200+ rushing yards on top of that.

Outstanding performance by the Colts defense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1962-YA Tittle 7 TDs Norm Snead 4 TDs (Snead ran for one also)

1963 Tom Flores (Raiders) 6 TDs George Blanda 5 TDS

1986 Marino 6 TDs Ken OBrien 4 TDs

11/27/66 16 TDs in one game 10 for Washington and 6 for the NY Giants

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Flynn vs Stafford. Combined 1000 passing yards and I believe 10 TD's in the snow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to say this:

1. Brady v Manning the last decade. Lets face it, the reg season games been must see football.

2. Warner v Big Ben in the SB a couple years ago.

3. Montana v Kosar(?) Cinci QB in the SB (one where Montana made the last minute TD score.) Game was exciting and both QB played well.

those are the best IMO off the top of my head.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how is that considered a shoot out? we only scored 17 points

Manning threw for 333 yards and he and Brees set a record for highest completion % in a Super Bowl at 75%. Brees set a record for most passes completed in a Super Bowl and Peyton was one behind him. And this thread isn't particularly about shootouts, but rather QB duels. Manning and Brees are both greats, and were relatively the whole story of the week. That's why it's included here, probably.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Namath - Unitas in 72.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I’m basically in agreement here...    but either way most teams (all?) have their QB2 by early September.   So if we waive him with the intention of putting him on our PS,  another team wanting Eason would want to have three QBs on their 53 and not many want that.  Plus, I suspect we’d offer Eason a big bump in pay to incentivize him to stay with the Colts and not go elsewhere, just as we did with Kelly.    It’s way too early to know anything, I’m just saying there are things that can work to help us keep Eason around the roster deadline.  It’s not quite as black and white as some are making it out to be.  
    • You are correct. I read an article that said the Colts could "protect " four players . They went on to say that Eason was 100% sure to be designated as one of those. I assumed that this meant they didn't have to clear waivers. I just did find an article explaining it . As you say he can be signed by another team after he is waived. Furthermore , it appears that teams can sign these players on Mondays and Tuesdays. IMO , this new rule is pretty useless . It certainly does not provide what I inferred.
    • I agree, but I think this entire group just needs to stay healthy. If TY, Parris and Daurice Fountain are all healthy, Pascal keeps improving, and Pittman is as advertised, this is going to be a great group.
    • No one has forgotten about him but he needs some more work. Granted that may take time and guys like Reggie Wayne didn’t explode their first couple years in the league but we need him to step up big time this year
    • I really like Campbell, but he has to learn to run a route tree. Bubble le abd slip screens are fine,but he needs to be able to do more. 
  • Members

    • WifiGuy

      WifiGuy 411

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Fluke_33

      Fluke_33 1,546

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • B~Town

      B~Town 674

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • BProland85

      BProland85 2,845

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Jared Cisneros

      Jared Cisneros 4,983

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Dogg63

      Dogg63 585

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • CR91

      CR91 10,654

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • richard pallo

      richard pallo 2,926

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • csmopar

      csmopar 9,966

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • cdgacoltsfan

      cdgacoltsfan 604

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
×
×
  • Create New...