Football gods finally blitzed Manning

Eli Manning's fall from grace badly hurt the Giants' chances of making a miracle run

Updated: November 26, 2013, 11:01 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The football gods finally called an all-out blitz on Eli Manning, the same Eli Manning they had blessed for years with all sorts of good fortune. Enough was enough, the gods decreed.

They'd already let Eli win a Super Bowl in his big brother's building, so they were never going to let him win one in his own.

The dream officially died Sunday in conditions cold and windy enough for that MetLife Stadium Super Bowl in February, and as Manning headed for the exits ...

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