Originally posted on NBC Connecticut  |  Last updated 12/28/11
Eli Manning made the Pro Bowl on Tuesday night. It's a well deserved honor that speaks to just how good Manning has been during what might be the most prolific year for quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. His numbers aren't quite as amazing as those put up by Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers, but there's not much chance the Giants would be playing for a division title if not for the work of Manning. Saying Manning is the most valuable member of the Giants is as unnecessary as saying that Michael was the most valuable member of the Jackson Five. You don't need to be told something that's so strikingly obvious.  You also don't need to be told that Manning's season has taken an abrupt turn in the wrong direction over the last two weeks. Against the Redskins and Jets, Manning has completed 32-of-67 passes for 482 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.  Take away Victor Cruz's 99-yard touchdown, a play that had more to do with Cruz and the Jets' poor tackling than Manning, and Mann...
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