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It's okay buddy, we'll get you a puppy for Christmas next year
When Eli Manning is not busy receiving gift-wrapped games from Brett Favre or pinning passes against his receiver's helmet, he is choking in the playoffs.
Yes, he won a Super Bowl. And yes, it was a complete fluke. But I don't even want to focus on that gift from the football gods right now.
I want to look at the three other playoff appearances by the sulking quarterback.
In his three playoff loses Eli Manning managed to score a combined 31 points, which was highlighted by a shutout.
He completed only 55 percent of his passes while throwing six interceptions and only two touchdowns.
His average quarterback rating was 53.7.
To make matters worse, two of those playoff games were at home, including the shutout.
So to recap his playoff accomplishments: He's gone one-and-done three times, never won at home, and was shutout once.
Oh, and he lost to divisional rival Philadelphia twice.
But yeah, he's a good quarterback.
He finally threw for 4,000 this past season, he's never tossed more than 24 touchdowns, and he's never had less than 10 interceptions.
In all fairness I do need to mention the incredibly lucky postseason Eli had in 2007, so let's get to it:
Game 1 @ Tampa Bay
Eli Manning managed to help the Giants offense move the ball for a grand total of -2 yards int he first quarter.
Stand up, take two steps backward and that's what Manning did.
Somehow the Tampa offense was worse and Manning passed test one.
Game 2 @ Dallas
Manning was only asked to throw the ball 18 times and I assume it's because Tom Coughlin didn't want to stroke out on the sidelines.
But to Manning's credit he did play well as he complete 12 of those passes and threw two touchdowns.
I give him all the credit in the world for that game.
Game 3 @ Green Bay
I still don't know how he won this game.
Even after Brett Favre threw a pick in overtime, a field goal was not in the bag. The Giants took over on the Packers' 34-yard line.
Eli did nothing to move the ball as the Giants went run, run, incomplete pass.
Manning can thank Lawrence Tynes for booting a frozen bolder 47 yards and sending the luckiest man in the world to his first Super Bowl.
Game 4 vs. New England
Manning played well in this game at times, but he has to thank Asante Samuel for dropping an interception that would have ended the game before he can begin to thank David Tyree for making the luckiest catch in Super Bowl history.
The best part about Eli is that he will continue to struggle and the media in New York will not let it go unoticed. Too bad that can't be said for the next guy on the list.