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Giants need an Eli comeback, fast

To avoid another second-half swoon, G-Men must get Manning back on track

Updated: November 5, 2012, 1:07 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- On a raw night in Mobile, Ala., nine years back, Ben Roethlisberger had briefly hurdled Eli Manning on the New York Giants' draft board. Roethlisberger was quarterbacking Miami (Ohio) to its 13th consecutive victory, a blowout of Louisville, when Giants' GM Ernie Accorsi checked his BlackBerry in the stands.

Roethlisberger had already thrown four touchdown passes in the first half when Accorsi received this short and sweet email from his boss, John Mara:

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