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Eli plays second fiddle to Romo

Giants get too little, too late from two-time Super Bowl MVP in season opener

Updated: September 6, 2012, 3:35 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- This season opener was a long way from Super Bowl XLVI, a million miles removed from those scenes of unimagined bliss in big brother Peyton's place, where the quarterback of the New York Giants bounced his baby girl in his arms as she chewed on the keys to his new Corvette.

Eli Manning was the man that night, the MVP in the big one for the second time, and suddenly about as big a star as there was in the NFL. He'd taken two titles from Tom Brady and passed ...

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