The 'other' Manning delighting fans

Even those confident in Eli Manning's ability have taken notice of the quantum leap he has taken this season.

Updated: October 12, 2005, 6:04 PM ET
By Paul Schwartz | Pro Football Weekly

NEW YORK -- The play called for Giants QB Eli Manning to hand the ball off to RB Tiki Barber, who in turn would hand the ball to WR Tim Carter on a reverse, and Manning's job after that was to pivot and turn into a lead blocker for Carter.

Leading the Rams 10-7 late in the first quarter, the Giants attempted some trickery. Manning did as he was told, not exactly blocking Rams FS Michael Hawthorne but impeding his progress enough to at least prevent Hawthorne from getting near Carter, who ...

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