Since joining the NFL in 2004, Eli Manning and the New York Giants have had some all-time classic games against the Philadelphia Eagles. Ten of the 19 games have been decided by one score or less, and nearly every game has been a one score contest in the fourth quarter.
The Giants won most of the early ones, but as of late, Andy Reid’s Eagles have been a tough opponent for Manning, coming away with a victory nearly every time the game has come down to the wire. In fact, the Eagles have won the last five games that were decided by seven or fewer points, and they have won eight of nine straight in all.
It’s been largely because of the defense’s ability to pressure Manning, one of the more clutch quarterbacks in the game, particularly when the game is on the line. Here’s a breakdown of Manning’s performance in the clutch as we backtrack the recent games.