Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/5/12
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Manning is no longer living in the shadow of his big brother. Far from it. The New York Giants quarterback enters the kickoff to the NFL season against the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday night as a two-time Super Bowl MVP. He's now unquestionably among the league's elite after leading Tom Coughlin's team to two titles in five seasons, and a third title is a distinct possibility with the 31-year-old seemingly getting better coming off a career season. What's even more impressive is Eli is still Eli. He's hard-working, laid-back and looking for nothing more than...

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