Found December 16, 2011 on
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It's around 5 p.m. on Thursday before the Giants host the Redskins on Sunday and Eli Manning is tired. He sports a soft cashmere pullover he says he wore to look nice for the interview held at the team's practice facility and then points out the contrast of his 5 o'clock shadow along with the mussed state of his hair and laughs a little at himself.
Nobody's pointing at Manning these days and saying Eli lacks something. He's not an elite quarterback is he? Sure he's won a Super Bowl and toted off the MVP for Pete's sake but ...
There's always a but.
News flash: Eight years in, Eli's playing like a grown man's quarterback. He plays like he knows what he knows. And he'll tell you what's up in a New York minute. That's why in those miracle comebacks, he doesn't go all wobbly, man.
"There's no pressure," he tells me as part of our feature on the Giants for Fox NFL Sunday.
"You're thinking, all right, what...
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Quarterback Eli Manning cannot outsprint many pursuers, but he has bought enough time in the pocket to pass for 4,105 yards this season, a Giants record.
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Justin Tuck says the Giants love to be underdogs. Eli Manning plays his best games on the road. The Giants just don’t relish doing what is expected of them. Most wagerers steer clear of them for these reasons. Especially at home.
This week, the Giants are a touchdown favorite over the 4-9 Redskins and, in a perfect world, should be able to cover that number. But I wouldn’t bet...
Dan DePalma doesn’t exactly look the part of an NFL receiver, which is why one day during the summer a security guard did not let him onto the field at Hoboken High for Eli Manning’s informal lockout passing camp.
DePalma, from West Chester (Pa.) University and a native...
Guess who just threw his hat in the ring for the NFL's single-season passing mark? Those who selected New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning should give themselves a pat on the back.
Even though the Giants saved their season with a wild 37-34 victory over the Cowboys, there was a subdued tone afterward amid many of the defensive players, as if they realized they were fortunate to get bailed out again by Eli Manning and his band of merry pass-catchers.