Eli Manning has won a Super Bowl and two NFC East titles, fairly significant achievements in just his fifth year in the league. But now he must take another step in his career and rescue the Giants from this slump that threatens to end their season very early in January.
The Giants need Manning to ignite a depleted offense that has shut down the last two weeks and to become a dominant player. They need him to carry the team.
He outplayed Brett Favre in the frigid conditions of Green Bay. He answered Tom Brady’s drive in the Super Bowl with a classic one of his own to win the game. He has a Super Bowl MVP trophy.