Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/27/12
Step with me into the Way-Back Machine:There were many notable debuts when the Philadelphia Eagles hosted the New York Giants in Week 1 of the 2004 season: Terrell Owens played his first game in Eagles green (catching 3 TD passes) and Kurt Warner made his first appearance in blue, under new Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.Oh, and a much-ballyhooed rookie named Eli Manning stepped under center for the first time as a pro (in relief of Warner in Philly’s blowout win).  Although Manning completed just 3 of 9 passes, he had a hand in a scoring play on his very first pro snap – handing the ball off to Tiki Barber, who raced 72 yards for a score.***** Manning has started against the Eagles 17 times since his Sept. 12, 2004, relief appearance. More often than not (10 out of 17 times), Manning and the Giants have walked off the field against the Eagles as losers – but in his overall career, Manning has a pair of Super Bowl championships to show for his efforts, while the Eagles have nothing ...
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