If Eli Manning finally proved to the world he should be considered an "elite" quarterback—in the class of Tom Brady—with his late-game heroics on Sunday, it was was the New York Giants defense which may have turned the New England Patriots QB into an irate one.
The Giants D was all over the All-everything QB during Sunday's 24-20 win but Brady's frustration reached an early boil when one of his passes was tipped into Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka's hands in the second quarter.
Brady vented his frustration after the drive-killing INT by heading to the bench, slamming a cup of Gatorade to the ground and getting a power drink spritz. It looked like the cold sprinkle even caught the pissed off signal-caller off guard.
It wasn't only the Giants coverage that made Brady's afternoon miserable all day. The pass rush was all over him—resulting in two sacks, three knockdowns and over a dozen hurries. Something the New England glamor boy isn't used to—especially in his home stadium.
The Patriots lost at home for the first time in 20 games.
While Brady wasn't terrible, it Manning who looked more elite after rallying the Giants on a game-winning 80-yard, eight play drive with 15 seconds left in the game. It was moments after Brady had given New England their own last minute 20-17 lead with 1:36 to go.
The way things are going for the Patriots right now, Brady may be seeing more Gatorade sprinkles than showers.