Giants need Eli to be better than this

To reach playoffs for first time in three years, Big Blue need Manning to step it up

Updated: September 20, 2011, 10:35 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Manning will never project the vibe of robo-certainty that defines his big brother or seize the role of whirling dervish mastered by his next opponent, Michael Vick, assuming the concussed quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles earns the doctor's trust by Sunday afternoon.

Eli will never make it look Peyton pretty or Michael magnificent. The younger Manning is a prisoner of his own limitations, not to mention the leader of a team that is physically breaking ...

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