The end of Eli in N.Y.: Time for Giants to move on from Manning
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By Ian O'ConnorESPN Senior Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Four more years, Eli Manning predicted in the summer of 2017. He said he still loved the training, the film work, everything about being a starting NFL quarterback, and he figured he could compete at a high level until age 40.

"So I don't see it slowing down," he told ESPN.com at the time.

Odell Beckham Jr. walked off the field and into the locker room before the final play of the first half in a 34-13 loss to the Eagles and did not return to the sideline until after the second-half kickoff.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz looked like his old MVP-caliber self Thursday night, slicing through the Giants' defense to post three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 122 rating as Philly rolled past its division rival 34-13.

The Giants quarterback doesn't have bad numbers on the surface, but a closer look - and the win column - reveal deeper-seated problems.

Yet now, at 37, it is slowing down to a grinding halt. Manning has devolved into a shadow of his two-time Super Bowl MVP self, and it was clear Thursday night to every fair-minded fan in the house that his time as the New York Giants' franchise player is coming to an...



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