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Washington Redskins defensive tackle Barry Cofield got the chance to see how elite New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had become from the sidelines when they played as teammates for five years.
Since last season, the former Giant player has had the reverse angle on how good Manning is from the opposite side of the ball wearing the Giants division rival's burgundy and yellow.
Yesterday, Cofield was witness to another fourth-quarter Manning comeback when Easy E hit Victor Cruz on a 77-yard bomb with 1:13 left to give the Giants a wild 27-23 victory over the 'Skins. Too bad it was from the losing side's perspective.
After the game, Cofield paid his props and elevated Manning's elite status to another level when he placed him in the same company of the former San Francisco 49ers great Joe Montana.
"Eli is like Joe Montana right now," said Cofield. "When I was here, he was good, showing flashes, he's exceptional right now. He's got nerves of steel. To beat this team you are gonna have to bury him, then you have to put the dirt on top of him and then put the cement on top of him and then watch it dry. Anything short of that they are still in the game."
The unbelievable rally marked the eighth game winning-drive that Manning has led in the last two seasons and the 24th time in the quarterback's career that he's led Big Blue to victory after trailing in the fourth quarter.
Sunday's win might not be classified as one of Manning's prettiest outings but, like Montana, it's the final result that matters most. For Manning's career, that looks like the Hall of Fame.
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TweetVideo: Eli Manning to Victor Cruz game winning touchdown against the Washington Redskins during week 7.
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Eli Manning did not have a great game but he certainly made up for his mistakes with this perfect throw to Mr. Clutch himself WR Victor Cruz. Here is the play.
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