Chart: Eli Manning Has Started 150 Consecutive Games; We Are OldS

Eli Manning made his 150th consecutive start for the Giants this Sunday, completing 18 of 37 passes for 217 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The excellent New York Times graphics team has put Manning's feat of longevity into historical context, creating an interactive chart that chronicles every QB streak for every team dating back to 1970.

Eli Manning already has the third-longest streak of all-time, but he's years behind his older brother and the gunslinger himself. He easily holds the longest active streak, beating out his old trade-mate Phillip Rivers by 27 games. It may seem like just yesterday that a fresh-faced Manning was refusing to play professional football for the San Diego Chargers, but just as summer turns to fall, Eli is now among the oldest starting QBs in the league—he's seventh, behind Peyton, Brady, Brees, Vick, Palmer, and Romo—and we have inched that much closer to the grave.

[NY Times]