Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/10/13

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 08: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks to pass against the San Diego Chargers on November 8, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
The New York Giants were coming off a magical season last year; which concluded as Super Bowl Champions.This season had hoped to have promise and great expectations as the Giants were favorites by many to repeat as NFC East division champions and make the playoffs.Unfortunately, someone failed to remind the Giants that last season was a mirage of their true talent level and this season they have been exposed.Let’s break down a few major differences from last season and this season; which have caused the Giants to miss the playoffs.1. Eli Manning: Last season, Manning was the No. 1 reason why the Giants had such a magical season and eventually won their 2nd Super Bowl in five seasons.Last season, Manning played liked a super hero as he led the Giants to countless 4th quarter victories and also out-shined Matt Ryan, Alex Smith, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady en route to a Super Bowl championship. However, this season Manning has been more human like and the team finds themselves on the o...
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