PITTSBURGH – Eli Manning was the MVP of the Super Bowl when the Giants beat the Patriots. Ben Roethlisberger played one of the worst games for a Super Bowl-winning quarterback when the Steelers beat the Seahawks.
Still, the argument remained: Eli or Ben? The answer was provided with an exclamation point Sunday: Eli.
The way this season is developing, it could be Eli vs. Ben in February in Tampa. Manning won round one on a TKO, which is fitting because Tom Coughlin showed the team seven minutes of highlights of a championship boxing match Saturday night to prove a point: The team that comes on strong at the end wins.