There are no more questions about whether Eli is elite. But has the second half of Brady’s career become tragic?

For three quarters of the season, they were less than stellar and shrunk in the limelight. However, in the pivotal moments they played like Giants. With jobs, the season and games on the line the 2012 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants mustered a supernatural ability to overcome the odds.

A lot has changed since Super Bowl XLII. Jean-Pierre Paul has replaced Michael Strahan as the Giants premiere pass rusher. Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz have filled the gaping holes at receiver that were left behind by Plaxico Burress and Amani ToomerBrandon Jacobs is no longer the leader of a powerful ground game. Besides Tom Coughlin, the one constant in the Giants equation has been the clutch ability of one Elisha Nelson Manning aka Eli-te Manning, formerly known as Peyton’s “little brother”.

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