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Not so slowly, Giants' quarterback Eli Manning is reaching new and higher stops on the way to what appears to be shaping up as a star-studded career. He won his first road game Sunday in San Francisco. He is now 6-2 for the season, his first as a starter, and he is only in his second season overall.

He was the NFL's first overall draft pick last year and was subsequently traded to the Giants on draft day when the Chargers became convinced he meant what he said about not wanting to play in San Diego. He cost the Giants a king's ransom, in NFL currency, and the fans were outraged. Now it seems he is going to be remembered as a massive bargain, perhaps rivaling the purchase of Manhattan from the... Recommended Stories