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Eli Answers Critics, Albeit Not Until Late

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For more than three quarters Sunday in Chicago, Eli Manning looked like, well, the Eli Manning we've seen of late. The Eli that looked confused and overmatched against Minnesota.

Misfiring on a pass to Jeremy Shockey and hitting Bears LB Brian Urlacher in stride. Under-throwing Plaxico Burress in the end zone and having Bears CB Charles Tillman take it away. Dropping the ball as he was about to start his throwing motion for no apparent reason. Those were just a few of Eli's transgressions. But then, as if Kevin Gilbride, Tom Coughlin or even Manning himself, flipped a...

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