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Be like Mike? Eli tried ... and failed

Manning's doomed scramble botches Big Blue's comeback versus Vick's Eagles

Updated: September 6, 2011, 3:54 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

PHILADELPHIA -- He wanted to be like Mike. Eli Manning had seen and heard enough about the two-dimensional wonders of Michael Vick, the passer who runs as if propelled by the turbo button on a video game remote.

Eli wanted to be the star. He wanted to be the superhero. He wanted to see the field open wide from the pocket, and he wanted to run for daylight.

More than anything, Eli wanted to be like Mike.

"I had a lot of running room," Manning would say. "You try to ...

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