Eli's the limit as Redskins ground Giants

G-men needed more magic from franchise player, who instead went oh-for-Grossman

Updated: December 20, 2011, 9:33 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Manning knows the terms of a franchise player's engagement. No matter how often Manning elevates the New York Giants, he is not granted any clemency when the Giants fail to elevate him.

The star quarterback just let down his team, a flawed, fragile and, perhaps, fake contender that needed Manning on Sunday like never before. This was not the 2011 Eli in MetLife Stadium, the Eli who had honored his own claim of elite-hood, the Eli who had been doing such ...

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