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Manning proves he's in Rodgers' league

Eli's play against the undefeated Packers bodes well for Giants' chances in NFC East

Updated: December 6, 2011, 1:37 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The best quarterback in the league, Aaron Rodgers, was the best quarterback on the field and yet Eli Manning was right there in his ballpark, reminding everyone why he was good enough to win a ring before Rodgers was even a passing thought in Brett Favre's mind.

In the final minutes of a frantic game, with the unbeaten Green Bay Packers holding on for dear life, Manning took his New York Giants down the field in a handful of plays. It was too fast, too easy, as Manning ...

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