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The Top Three Moments in the Career of Giants QB Eli Manning

For 236 games of his NFL career, Giants quarterback Eli Manning left it all out on the field. Good games or bad, the QB always gave it what he had, throwing for 57023 yards and 366 touchdowns.

Manning said good-bye recently, deciding after playing for 16 seasons to hang it up and enjoy the rest of his years pain free.

If you have check this website or any betting website you will see that more times than not Manning had his Giants team favored in most of the games he was a starter in, winning a pair of Super Bowls.

Today we go back in time and take a look at just a couple of moments that will stand out as the very best of Manning’s career.

3. Taking Down Favre and the Packers 1/20/2008

Everyone was calling for a Tom Brady vs Brett Favre Superbowl, but the Giants and Manning had other plans on this freezing cold day at Lambeau Field.

Helped out by a key interception by the Giants in overtime, Manning and the G-Men defeated the Packers in overtime 23-20.

That day Manning played excellent, going 21-of-40 with 254 yards and zero turnovers, a huge key in tough conditions and a big reason the Giants won.

2. A Huge Comeback Against the Eagles 9/17/2006

The Giants and Eagles are bitter rivals, and in 2006 week two the two clubs did battle in a memorable game that saw Manning and the Giants rally from 17 down in the fourth quarter to pull out a win.

Manning, throwing on almost every play, went 31-of-43 for 371 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.

The QB threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Amani Toomer with 3:28 left, cutting the lead to 24-21, and then with 56 seconds got the ball back with a chance to tie the game.

Manning got the Giants to the Eagles 17-yard line, and from there Jay Feely kicked the tying field goal and sent the game to overtime.

In overtime from his own 15, Manning was on point, going 5-of-5 for 61 yards, including an excellent game-winning touchdown to Plaxico Burress.

1. Slaying Brady Twice

It’s tough to pinpoint which Super Bowl win over Tom Brady was more impressive, so let’s just combine the pair and say that there’s no doubt that Manning’s presence in the two games was key in the wins.

Everyone will look at Super Bowl XLII and his amazing escape and pass to David Tyree to save and game, and then the game-winning TD to Plaxico Burress for the win.

Almost as equally as impressive was the 38-yard pass to Mario Manningham down the left sideline which started the game-winning drive.

Manning threw for 296 yards and a score in the win, and once again for the second straight Super Bowl outplayed Tom Brady.

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