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Awful Eli Costs Giants Big

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To say Eli Manning played poorly against Minnesota would be an understatement. He was awful, terrible, dreadful, appalling, poor… we could go on-and-on. Actually the most succinct way to describe how damaging the former top overall pick was to New York's fortunes would be to say that he was record-breaking, in all the wrong ways.

The Vikings returned three of Manning's interceptions for touchdowns (by Darren Sharper, Dwight Smith and Chad Greenway). It was the first time in Giants history that an opponent returned three interceptions for touchdowns in a game. It had not happened in the NFL since Nov. 4, 1984, when Seattle did it four times against Kansas City. "They just had a good plan," Manning said. "They made plays...

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