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On the same day that Eli Manning retired from the game of football after a 16-year career with the Giants, another star New York quarterback sang some high praises for the two-time Super Bowl champion.

Joe Namath, who played 12 seasons in New York with the Jets and brought the city it's first Super Bowl back in 1969, believes that Manning might just be the best quarterback to ever play here.

"I was pretty good and did some things. Eli, I marveled at. He was remarkable," Namath told The Post Friday morning. "I wouldn't compare myself to Eli. He's done far more than I ever did on the field."

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Jan 24, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning announces his retirement during a press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Jan 24, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning announces his retirement during a press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)

On the same day that Eli Manning retired from the game of football after a 16-year career with the Giants, another star New York quarterback sang some high praises for the two-time Super Bowl champion.

Joe Namath, who played 12 seasons in New York with the Jets and brought the city it's first Super Bowl back in 1969, believes that Manning might just be the best quarterback to ever play here.

"I was pretty good and did some things. Eli, I marveled at. He was remarkable," Namath told The Post Friday morning. "I wouldn't compare myself to Eli. He's done far more than I ever did on the field."

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Former NFL quarterback Archie Manning spoke to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano on Friday after watching his son Eli Manning officially retire from the NFL.

Manning played his entire 16-year career with the Giants, and his father explained why it important for him to retire with the team.

"Well I was proud of Eli, I'm proud of his decision, we think he made the right decision, and I think most people do," Archie Manning said. "I think it's very evident today to see how Eli sincerely means what he says, that it was important to him to retire a New York Giant. So I thought his comments were appropriate and good, and as always, we're very proud of Eli."

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From 1998-2006, Ernie Accorsi oversaw a Giants team that reached Super Bowl XXXV, while also laying the framework for the Giants' Super Bowl XLII and XLVI titles.

And while Accorsi acquired key players like Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, Antonio Pierce, and Plaxico Burress, the biggest move of his tenure as general manager is unquestionably his trade for Eli Manning during the 2004 NFL Draft.

As Manning officially retired from the NFL on Friday, Accorsi was there to celebrate the quarterback's illustrious career.

"First of all, I'm happy he's retiring a Giant. I'm happy he's going out the way he's going out," Accorsi told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. "He expressed it better than I can. I feel great for him. I always said that I took a lot of heat for that trade and so did he, and it wasn't his fault. I put him in that situation and he had no control over it. I'm glad it worked out."

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The first impression of Eli Manning was that he wasn't very good at first impressions.

That wasn't just back in 2004, either, when he introduced himself to the NFL by seemingly offending everyone outside of New York because he refused to play for the San Diego Chargers. It wasn't even from his terrible first practices, or his bland first press conferences and what seemed like endless mountains of clichés.

The first time I thought I had a chance to really get to know Eli Manning was in the spring of 2006, at a posh house in North Caldwell, N.J., right across the street from the house The Sopranos used for the mobster, Johnny Sack. Eli and Peyton were there to film a Reebok commercial, the first commercial that would feature the two of them and their father, Archie, together. I somehow got one of the first exclusive interviews with Peyton and Eli together.

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Jan 24, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning answers questions with the two Vince Lombardi trophies he won for the Giants on display during a press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Jan 24, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning answers questions with the two Vince Lombardi trophies he won for the Giants on display during a press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Patriots legend Tom Brady joined the ranks of stars to congratulate Eli Manning on his career as he retired from the game after 16 seasons, and the connection between the two is like no other.

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Jan 24, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, left, and Giants CEO John Mara pose for photos at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Jan 24, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, left, and Giants CEO John Mara pose for photos at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)

As his retirement ceremony commenced, Eli Manning held a Q&A with the media for the final time, and addressed his possible future with the Giants in a new role.

As John Mara had previously said, the Giants would welcome Manning into the organization in some capacity, and it seems that Manning is interested in the idea of coming back.

"Yeah, it would definitely be something that I'd be interested in," Manning said. "So I'd just have to discuss that and talk to Mr. Mara and see in what way -- and I've got to see in what way." 

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Jan 24, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning announces his retirement with the two Vince Lombardi trophies he won for the Giants on display during a press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Jan 24, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning announces his retirement with the two Vince Lombardi trophies he won for the Giants on display during a press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Eli Manning officially announced his retirement on Friday in typical Eli Fashion. He choked up a bit but didn't shed a tear, was matter-of-fact about the end of his career, and thanked everyone who helped him along the way.

"I'll miss hearing the first roar of the crowd, triggering the knowledge that we have been given one more opportunity to go win a football game," Manning said. It's impossible to explain the satisfaction -- actually the joy -- I've experienced being a Giant. From the very first moment, I did it my way. I couldn't be someone other than who I am."

After a retirement speech that was about six minutes long, and finished strong -- "Wellington Mara always said, 'Once a Giant, always a Giant.' But for me, it's only a Giant." -- Manning took questions from reporters on hand. Here are the takeaways...

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Giants quarterback Eli Manning is retiring from the NFL, and during a press conference Friday discussed his career with Big Blue and what he'll remember most during his time in the league.

Watch his entire speech from the Giants facility, where he was among family, teammates and friends.

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As Eli Manning announces his retirement from the game of football Friday morning, the debate on whether the two-time Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl MVP deserves to make the Hall of Fame has been a topic of discussion all week.

His brother and fellow quarterback Peyton Manning begs to differ on his odds to make it to Canton.

"To me, it's the time to look back and reflect. Everybody else wants to look ahead and have this debate. And I understand, that's just the world we live in. I know Eli doesn't think like that, and I don't think like that either. But I certainly have my strong feelings and opinions on it," Peyton said. "When you're the Super Bowl MVP twice against the greatest dynasty of all-time, the New England Patriots, Tom Brady/Bill Belichick, and you join a list that includes Terry Bradshaw, Bart Starr, Tom Brady and Joe Montana, Eli Manning as the only (multiple) Super Bowl MVPs.

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It would be easy to say Eli Manning is one of the greatest players in Giants history, simply because he is. But it's also been a long and storied history for the franchise that includes 21 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 42 members of their own Ring of Honor, and four players named to the NFL's 100th anniversary all-time team.

That makes choosing a Top 5 anything but simple. And Manning's position is debatable, to say the least.

It's an incredibly difficult task to limit the greatest to five, and not just because of the number of players to consider, either. It's hard to compare players from different eras, and tough to judge the worthiness of players at different positions. Some selections transcend that, of course -- like Lawrence Taylor, for example -- but a lot of players could take a claim to the other four spots.

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It was announced Wednesday that Giants legend Eli Manning will be retiring from the NFL, with a press conference set for Friday at 11 a.m. for Eli to make it officially official. 

Now that the final farewell is set, many are wondering how the usually stoic Manning will react.

With that in mind, SportsBetting.ag has created a number of prop bets in advance of Friday...

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Jan 3, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (L) talks to quarterback Eli Manning (10) prior to their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports  (Brad Penner)
Jan 3, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (L) talks to quarterback Eli Manning (10) prior to their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Rather than play a final year or two for a different team, Eli Manning will officially announce his NFL retirement on Friday morning, after playing all 16 seasons with the Giants.

After the news broke of Manning's plans to retire, former teammates, coaches, and other members of the NFL world congratulated Manning on everything he achieved during his professional career.

Here's a sampling of how the NFL reacted to Manning officially calling it a career ...

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This remarkable story began at old Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi, on a freezing-cold day in early November 2003. Ernie Accorsi was given a seat outside in the auxiliary press section. He "almost froze to death," he recalled years later, and practically begged the Sports Information Director to let him come in every few minutes just to warm up.

What happened down on the field, though, got his blood flowing in a way that wouldn't stop for nearly six months, until the next NFL draft. He was there watching a young Eli Manning lose a game to Auburn on an end-zone interception near the end of the game. Manning went 26 of 46 for 286 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

But Accorsi saw so much more.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, center, is surrounded by photographers as he celebrates his team's 21-17 win against New England Patriots after the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, center, is surrounded by photographers as he celebrates his team's 21-17 win against New England Patriots after the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

On Friday morning, Eli Manning will offically announce his retirement via a press conference at the Giants' facility.

Manning, who played all 16 seasons with Big Blue, retires as the franchise leader in all major passing categories. As Manning hangs up his cleats, let's take a look back at 10 moments that defined Manning's career ...

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It is the end of an era for the Giants, as long-time quarterback Eli Manning plans on announcing his retirement during a news conference on Friday, the team announced. The news conference will take place at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, NJ at 11 a.m.

As the Giants transitioned to rookie QB Daniel Jones last season, the writing was on the wall for Manning, who spent the past 16 seasons leading New York on the field. It was speculated that Manning may look elsewhere around the league to see if his services are needed.

Instead, he'll hang up his cleats and finish his illustrious career as a Giant for life. 

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The 2019 season was widely expected to be the final one in Eli Manning's career, but the 16-year veteran quarterback has yet to make a decision on his future and has left the door open to possibly coming back.

Giants co-owner John Mara spoke to WFAN early Friday morning and said that although Manning's role as starting quarterback is over (with the ascension of Daniel Jones), there are still other options available for him to stick around.

"I haven't closed any doors on that," Mara said about Manning finding another role within the organization during an appearance on WFAN's Moose and Maggie Show. "Eli came to see me a few days ago, and we had a nice, long talk, but I don't think he's fully decided yet what he wants to do. And I've told him just take his time, think about it some more and then come back and see me again."

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As 2019 comes to a close, we're reminiscing about the sports moments that affected New York over the past 10 years. So we decided to rank them.

Here are the Top 10 sports moments of this decade...


10) No-Han: Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history

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As 2019 comes to a close, we're reminiscing about the sports moments that affected New York over the past 10 years. So we decided to rank them.

Here are the Top 10 sports moments of this decade...


10) No-Han: Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history

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As 2019 comes to a close, we're reminiscing about the sports moments that affected New York over the past 10 years. So we decided to rank them.

Here are the Top 10 sports moments of this decade...


10) No-Han: Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history

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As 2019 comes to a close, we're reminiscing about the sports moments that affected New York over the past 10 years. So we decided to rank them.

Here are the Top 10 sports moments of this decade...


10) No-Han: Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history

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We've collected some of our end-of-year content as we start 2020. A version of this story originally published on Dec. 19, 2019.


As the decade comes to a close, SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano put together his All-Decade team for the Giants.

Here's how it shakes out...

QUARTERBACK: ELI MANNING

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Dave Gettleman
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Dave Gettleman was well aware of how angry fans were as the walls of the Giants franchise collapsed around him this season. He knew the outside world questioned his decisions. He could feel the heat in his office.

Yet he still refused to come out.

"I was feeling guilty about it," Gettleman said on Tuesday in his first press conference in more than five months. "I felt guilty that Pat (Shurmur) was up there taking the bullets."

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Speaking on Monday after the firing of head coach Pat Shurmur and a day after walking off the MetLife Stadium field for what is almost certainly the last time, Giants QB Eli Manning reflected and talked about his future.

Manning said it will take a little time for the likely end of his Giants career to "truly sink in," adding that he'll choose to remember the good times. He also said he hasn't yet decided whether he wants to play in 2020.

"I'm gonna think about it, and then just talk to the family and figure out what's best for me and us and what I want to do moving forward," Manning said.

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Less than two years ago, the Giants gave Pat Shurmur the keys to a dysfunctional mess of a locker room because they believed he was the "adult" who could clean it up. And in many ways he did. The room is far more professional than it was back then.

But that didn't matter as much as maybe it should have in this bottom line business. Shurmur went 9-23 in his two seasons with the Giants, including 4-11 with a franchise-record-tying nine-game losing streak this year.

In the end, the 54-year-old Shurmur never had a chance.

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The Giants will have a ton of salary cap space this offseason to continue rebuilding their roster, but probably not many of their own players to spend it on. They are currently holding 15 players scheduled to be unrestricted free agents in March. Most of them aren't worth keeping.

Here's a look at those players, plus the Giants' three restricted free agents, and a few other players who could be - and perhaps should be - offseason salary cap cuts:

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The Giants celebrated their victory over the Redskins in Hoboken, NJ on Sunday night, and videos of Eli Manning, Daniel Jones and others enjoying themselves have gone viral. 

As such, head coach Pat Shurmur is well aware of the situation, but he doesn't see a single thing wrong with it. In fact, Shurmur wanted an invite. 

"Yeah," he said when asked if he was OK with his team out last night, "They're grown men and they look after each other. They were celebrating a victory -- should've invited me."

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The Giants returned to New York after their win over the Redskins on Sunday. And they decided it was a cause for celebration. 

Several Giants players, including quarterbacks Eli Manning and Daniel Jones, were seen at Green Rock Tap and Grill in Hoboken, NJ enjoying their victory with some games of flip cup, throwing napkins to the ceiling and dancing with the other patrons. Check it out below...

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It took until the end of a dismal and disappointing season, but Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley reminded everyone why the Giants' future is bright.

Both players looked as good as they ever have as they put on dazzling displays in the Giants' wild, 41-35 overtime win over the Washington Redskins. Jones, the rookie quarterback who missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, completed 28-of-42 passes for a career-high 352 yards and a career-best five touchdowns. And Barkley, in by far the finest game of his young career, rushed 22 times for 189 yards and caught four passes for 90 yards and scored twice, too.

For Jones, it was his third game of the season with at least four touchdown passes and fourth game with at least four touchdowns overall. And Barkley set his career best with 279 total yards.

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Barring anything "crazy," Daniel Jones will start for the Giants on Sunday against the Redskins in Washington, D.C. when they play their penultimate game of the season, head coach Pat Shurmur said on Friday.

Jones has missed the last two games due to a high ankle sprain, but had been ramping up his activity at practice this week in preparation for his return.

The rookie said on Wednesday that he was progressing.

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Dave Gettleman
Dave Gettleman

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants had never really fired a general manager before Dec. 4, 2017, when Jerry Reese was told to clean out his office. The closest they came was in 1978, when Andy Robustelli left on his own, saving the Maras from pushing him out the door.

From 1979 through 2017, the Giants had three general managers with an average tenure of 13 seasons.

There's a reason for that kind of front office stability -- a very good reason. And no matter how frustrated John Mara and Steve Tisch may be with the last two miserable seasons, they shouldn't ignore that and change their philosophy with Dave Gettleman now.

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Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones has missed the past two games with a high ankle sprain, but after practice on Wednesday, it looks like he might break that streak this week. 

Head coach Pat Shurmur said that Jones took "most" of the first-team snaps at practice, and added that he looked "fine." Jones added more to that update on himself, saying his ankle continues to progress in a positive direction.

"The ankle feels good. I'm progressing," Jones said. "Hopefully I'll continue to improve throughout the week."

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Oct 6, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) looks up at the scoreboard during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 6, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) looks up at the scoreboard during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Evan Engram has officially been placed on Injured Reserve, the team announced on Tuesday, ending a long "will he, won't he" stretch where it was unclear whether Engram would be able to suit up from week-to-week.

The third-year tight end finishes the 2019 season with just eight games played , a career-low for Engram, who played 15 games his rookie season and 11 last year.

Engram has been sidelined since Week 10 with a foot injury that did not heal fast enough for him to return to the field. With the Giants record at 2-12, rushing him back was seemingly not something of a concern for the team.

In his eight games on the field this season, Engram caught 44 passes for 467 yards and three touchdowns.

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Dec 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Dec 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Former Giants quarterback Phil Simms thinks Eli Manning is going to become exactly that in a few short weeks, a former quarterback. 

Manning had what perhaps will be his final rodeo with the Giants this past Sunday in the team's 36-20 win over the Dolphins.

The QB exited the field to an ovation from fans, but he still might need to play over the course of the final two weeks of the season. That remains to be seen.  

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Eli Manning walked off the field at MetLife Stadium victorious on Sunday, and the expectation is that it will be his final home start -- and potentially his last start as a Giant. But things are still somewhat up in the air.

"We'll just have to see," head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday when asked about the status of Daniel Jones, who has missed the last two games due to an ankle injury.

"We'll just push him along like we did last week," Shurmur added. "We started the week with the idea that he might be ready to play, and we'll do the same this week."

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Nov 10, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; 
		New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman looks on during pregame against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Nov 10, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman looks on during pregame against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

The Giants finally came away with a win on Sunday against the Dolphins -- their first victory since September -- which brought their season record to 3-11. It was good to see Big Blue snap its franchise-tying nine-game losing streak, and Eli Manning capturing a win in what could be his last home start of his Giants career. 

But that win also set the table for what could be a big change in the 2020 NFL Draft order this upcoming week. 

To understand what I mean, here's a look at how the top six picks shake out at the moment with each team's strength of schedule (which is the deciding factor when teams own the same record at the end of the season):

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Dec 15, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) hands off to running back Saquon Barkley (26) during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Dec 15, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) hands off to running back Saquon Barkley (26) during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The Giants were happy to snap their nine-game losing streak with Sunday's 36-20 win over the Miami Dolphins, but Week 15 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, meant more than just the final result.

Eli Manning made his second straight start in place of injured rookie Daniel Jones, who continues to recover from his sprained left ankle, and the veteran quarterback made the most of the opportunity.

In what was likely Manning's final home game with the Giants, he completed 20 of 28 passes (71.4 percent) for 283 yards and two touchdowns to three interceptions and led New York (3-11) past the Dolphins (3-11) 36-20.

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Dec 15, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field followed by media game after his game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 15, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field followed by media game after his game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Eli Manning made the most of what was potentially his final home game playing for the Giants.

The 16th-year veteran, thrown back into the starting role for the second straight week as rookie Daniel Jones continues to recover from his sprained left ankle, helped snap New York's nine-game losing streak.

While he was by no means perfect, completing 20 of 28 passes (71.4 percent) for 283 yards and two touchdowns but throwing three interceptions, Manning did more than enough to fuel the Giants' emotional 36-20 win over the Miami Dolphins (3-11).

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The Giants have taken a lot away from Eli Manning in recent years, from his consecutive games streak to most of his final season. Their mismanagement, it can be argued, even stole the late prime of his career.

At a time when he should've been hearing cheers, he was too often relentlessly booed. When he should've been trying to make one last Super Bowl run, he instead endured almost nothing but losing. He wasn't blameless, of course, but he was often saddled with a terrible surrounding cast and unfortunate circumstances.

It wasn't fair that one of the greatest careers ever by a Giant was headed towards such an unhappy ending.

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With rookie quarterback Daniel Jones out with an ankle injury for the second straight week, Eli Manning got the start in what could be his final game for the Giants.

He led the Giants to their first win since Week 4, beating the Miami Dolphins 36-20.

Manning finished the day 20-for-28 passing with 283 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. He now has 366 career touchdown passes and a 117-117 record as a starter.

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Dec 15, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 15, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Eli Manning may have just played his final game at home for the Giants, as the team beat the Miami Dolphins 36-20.

Manning threw two touchdowns in the win, giving him a total of 366 touchdown passes in his career -- good for seventh all-time in NFL history.

With 1:50 left in the game, head coach Pat Shurmur did the right thing and replaced Manning with backup quarterback Alex Tanney -- allowing Manning to get a standing ovation from the crowd.

Check it out below.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - If this really was the end for Eli Manning, at least it was a fitting finale.

And if this wasn't the end ... well, maybe it should be.

The Giants' icon got to go out a winner, and once again heard the cheers from the crowd, in what might easily was the best performance of his final season in New York. The 38-year-old quarterback completed 20 of his 28 passes for 283 yards and threw two touchdowns. Sure, he also threw three interceptions. But his performance was enough to snap the Giants' franchise-record-tying nine-game losing streak and to beat the Miami Dolphins 36-20.

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With Daniel Jones still sidelined with a high-ankle sprain, Eli Manning will start for the Giants when they host the Dolphins on Sunday.

As the game potentially serves as the final home start of Manning's career, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano gives a preview of what we can expect to see at MetLife Stadium...

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Dec 1, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) runs the ball after a catch during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Dec 1, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) runs the ball after a catch during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Dolphins will get some added help this Sunday when they try to defeat a New York team for the second time, as WRs DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson have been cleared from the concussion protocol and were removed from the game's injury status report.

Parker, who signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension earlier this week, suffered the injury during last week's loss to the Jets when he was tackled after catching a pass and hit his head on the field.

Wilson also suffered the injury last week against the Jets.

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Eli Manning will start his second consecutive game this weekend for the Giants after Pat Shurmur announced that Daniel Jones remains out with a high ankle sprain.

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported earlier this week that it was "likely" Manning would start against the Dolphins as Jones continues to recover from the injury.

With the rest of the season still in limbo, Manning will at the very least get to play one final home game for the Giants on Sunday to potentially cap off his 16-year career in New York.

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Dec 19, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Georgia State Panthers quarterback Nick Arbuckle (4) works out prior to the game in the 2015 Cure Bowl against the San Jose State Spartans at Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Dec 19, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Georgia State Panthers quarterback Nick Arbuckle (4) works out prior to the game in the 2015 Cure Bowl against the San Jose State Spartans at Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

With Eli Manning and Alex Tanney potentially leaving this offseason, the Giants will bring in former Georgia State and CFL quarterback Nate Arbuckle for a workout Tuesday.

The Giants seem set at quarterback for the long term with Daniel Jones under center, but they will still need a viable option at the backup position.

Arbuckle, 26, most recently played for the Calgary Stampede after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2016 -- Arbuckle spent some time at Pittsburgh Steeler rookie mini-camp before heading up to to the CFL.

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Dec 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Dec 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Brett Favre came away from Eli Manning's performance Monday against the Eagles with the thought that the veteran quarterback still has more left in the tank.

Manning got benched by the Giants after two games for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, but returned to action in Week 14's 23-17 overtime loss to the Eagles, completing 15 of 30 passes (50.0 percent) for 203 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.

"I was pleased to see that," Favre said Tuesday on SiriusXM's NFL Radio, according to Tom Rock of Newsday. "I think a lot of Eli. I think his body of work speaks for itself. He's handled a lot of criticism over the years with class. He's won two Super Bowls there. Sure beat me in our championship game at our place and played outstanding really those last eight games of that season. Couldn't have played any better and capped it off with a wonderful Super Bowl win."

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Daniel Jones may have returned to practice on Wednesday, but it still looks like Eli Manning will be the Giants starting quarterback on Sunday afternoon.

A team official said it is "likely" that the 38-year-old Manning will get the nod to make what could be the final home start of his iconic Giants career, this Sunday at the Meadowlands against the Miami Dolphins. Jones was "limited" at practice on Wednesday, as he attempts to recover from a high ankle sprain. And though he didn't appear to be bothered at all by his injury and said he felt fine, the source said the team will likely take a cautious approach.

And while there is definitely some sentiment in the organization to find a way to get Manning one more home start anyway -- especially since they know there are few other reasons for fans to actually show up -- it doesn't appear that will play a part in the decision. The source said it will be a medical decision and, inevitably, Pat Shurmur's call.

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Oct 6, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) and quarterback Eli Manning (10) during warm up before game against the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 6, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) and quarterback Eli Manning (10) during warm up before game against the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Giants' quarterback situation this week holds a lot of uncertainties. Daniel Jones' availability is still up in the air, while Eli Manning takes first-team reps. And at the end of the day, head coach Pat Shurmur says it's his call. 

But, as of Wednesday, no party is giving any indication as to who will be under center.

"We'll have to see," Shurmur said. 

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Eli Manning couldn't come away with a win in his return under center for the Giants on Monday night despite a valiant first-half effort. But, with Daniel Jones still dealing with his high ankle sprain, Manning should get another shot at home on Sunday against the Dolphins, right? 

Head coach Pat Shurmur said not so fast on Tuesday. 

Jones' timetable is 2-4 weeks for his sprain, which would suggest Manning would at least get one last game before handing the starting quarterback duties back to the rookie. But Shurmur said "that's not accurate" while speaking with reporters. 

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