Eli Manning era may have bitter end

The Giants' quarterback is still in his prime, but the team around him is falling apart

Updated: September 24, 2013, 10:56 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Eli Manning is going to have his day in the sun, too. Maybe it will not be quite as grand as the day Mariano Rivera had in the Bronx, or the day Derek Jeter will have in a year or two or three.

But when he closes hard on retirement, Manning will be celebrated as the greatest offensive player in New York Giants history, and as a winner who embodied the same professionalism that defined the Jeter/Rivera Yanks.

Between now and then, Manning will be expected to make another run at a ...

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