Eli Mann's up in NFC title game

You can now add toughness to list of younger Manning's elite quarterbacking traits

Updated: January 23, 2012, 11:07 AM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Eli Manning began the season telling everyone that he's an elite signal caller who should be considered on the same level as Tom Brady.

Manning should add toughness to that list. Once again, the Giants' franchise quarterback proved not only how good he is, but how he may be the toughest player on Tom Coughlin's team. And now the best season of his life will end in the Super Bowl against Brady' Patriots.

For the second time in five seasons, Manning will play ...

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