Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/3/11
During his eight-year career, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been under extreme scrutiny for almost all of it. That’s what happens when you play in front of the New York media. Although Manning has struggled, indeed, throughout his career, there is something certain about the Super Bowl XLII most-valuable player: he knows how to win games. From the smallest stage, to the largest, Manning has proven time and time again that when he is given the ball with two minutes remaining and the game on the line, he delivers. Manning, who started his NFL-leading 107th consecutive game Sunday afternoon, lead New York to a valiant fourth-quarter comeback to over-come the Cardinals, 31-27, in Glendale, where he formerly lead the Giants to arguably, the most improbable win in NFL history. With New York trailing a tough Arizona team, on the road, by 10 points with just over three minutes remaining, Manning orchestrated two touchdown-ending drives, with passes to tight end Jake Ballard to draw his team within three points, and less than a minute later, hit Hakeem Nicks for the game-winning 29-yard pass down the sideline. For Giants’ fans, the confident strut that Manning takes under center in the [...]
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