Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/22/12
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...
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