Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/8/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass during a preseason game against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium on August 29, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The New York Giants got an all-time passing performance from Eli Manning to come out on top last week. With Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers up next, it's possible that the Giants will need another spectacular game from their star quarterback Thursday night. The high-profile matchup of QBs with contrasting styles will be on display when the Giants visit the Panthers in a meeting of teams coming off their first wins of the season. Manning overcame a brutal first half in which he threw three interceptions to finish with 510 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, leading New York to a thrilling 41-34 victory over Tampa Bay. His yardage total was the eighth highest in NFL history, and he passed for 243 in the fourth quarter. "Nobody wants to start 0-2, so it was a big win, especially after the first half playing poorly," Manning said. Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz had 199 and 179 yards receiving, respectively, as the Giants (1-1) did enough to overcome Manning's dismal first 30 minut...
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