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Favorite Regular Season Eli Game?

Chris684 : 9/17/2019 2:58 pm
Which NFC title game and SB play did you like better?

Favorite regular season game for me is probably @ Philly 06 or @ Dallas 2011. Tough to choose between the 2 but I'll go Dallas because of the playoff implications.

While the GB title game was the stuff of legend because of the weather, I prefer his performance against the SF defense in that swamp of a field and with the beating he took. I also think those 49ers were better than the Packers were in 07.

I'm probably in the minority but I like the throw to Manningham over the throw to Tyree in the SB. The Tyree play was magical chaos. The throw to MM was as difficult, from a pure skill level, as it gets.

those two  
BigBlue2112 : 9/17/2019 2:59 pm : link
and Denver @ NYG 2005
2005 at home vs Denver  
Route 9 : 9/17/2019 2:59 pm : link
2011 @ Dallas, blocked JPP FG game

First ever win vs Dallas 2004
IMO Dallas 11  
Sonic Youth : 9/17/2019 2:59 pm : link
Or NE 11
Denver '05  
Britt in VA : 9/17/2019 2:59 pm : link
@ Pittsburgh '08
@ New England '11
Favorite Games  
djstat : 9/17/2019 3:00 pm : link
Regular Season: 2011 @ New England

Post Season: 2007 at Green Bay. Eli to Plax

SB - Both were amazing
Overtime @ Philly '06  
Britt in VA : 9/17/2019 3:00 pm : link
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The last regular season  
Les in TO : 9/17/2019 3:02 pm : link
Game of 2011 vs Dallas. He was on fire early and didn’t look back to clinch a playoff spot and home game.
I think it was 2008  
averagejoe : 9/17/2019 3:02 pm : link
we played the Ravens at home and crushed them. Had 200 yds rushing. Dominated the Ravens and Ray Lewis spent the entire game on his back. Not Eli's greatest game but that season we dominated until Plax shot himself.
The Denver game in 05  
jvm52106 : 9/17/2019 3:03 pm : link
is good but nothing beats the comeback in Philadelphia 2006!
Giants comeback from 17 down - ( New Window )
..  
Sean : 9/17/2019 3:03 pm : link
2006- @Philly
2011- @Dallas
2011- vs Dallas
Washington 2012 throw to Cruz was fun  
Chris684 : 9/17/2019 3:03 pm : link
Forgot about @ Pittsburgh 08
RE: Overtime @ Philly '06  
Route 9 : 9/17/2019 3:04 pm : link
In comment 14583884 Britt in VA said:
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This one is a gem of mine because NO Philly fans seem to remember that game. Odd. Selective memory?

Yet they remember exactly which horse farm they went to go eat shit in celebration over the DeSean Jackson game.
Denver '05  
bradshaw44 : 9/17/2019 3:05 pm : link
What a come back. When he hit Toomer in the EZ for the win, me and several random Giants fans in Baileys Pub in Ballston Mall jumped up screaming and hugged each other as if we knew each other for years. All based on the fact that we knew we had our QB of the future.

What a game...
the Philly overtime game in 2006  
GeneInCal : 9/17/2019 3:07 pm : link
was awesome. I also loved the Dallas game when they opened Jerruh-World.
Dallas 2011, New England 2011, and San Diego 2005  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 9/17/2019 3:07 pm : link
They didn't win that last game I listed, but the Charger fans and that entire city were killing Eli and he played great. It told me a lot about him as a mentally tough guy.
beating the patriots in the reg season  
japanhead : 9/17/2019 3:08 pm : link
in 2011 when the roster had just started deteriorating at key spots, and he sealed the W w a TD pass to ballard late in the 4th, for one of his many 4th quarter comeback wins. first win in the dallas' new stadium is up there too. hahaha
New England 07  
Lines of Scrimmage : 9/17/2019 3:08 pm : link
I was ready to dump him after Minnesota that year. Happy I was dead wrong. All he went through his first 4 years and he was still standing I knew he was definitely gonna have many WTF moments but also had something very "special" abut him.
RE: I think it was 2008  
Route 9 : 9/17/2019 3:08 pm : link
In comment 14583891 averagejoe said:
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we played the Ravens at home and crushed them. Had 200 yds rushing. Dominated the Ravens and Ray Lewis spent the entire game on his back. Not Eli's greatest game but that season we dominated until Plax shot himself.


I was there. I've been to over 60 Giants home games. The crowd was so into it that day unlike no other I went to. It was nice to see the Giants take it to a formidable Baltimore opponent.
RE: beating the patriots in the reg season  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 9/17/2019 3:09 pm : link
In comment 14583913 japanhead said:
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in 2011 when the roster had just started deteriorating at key spots, and he sealed the W w a TD pass to ballard late in the 4th, for one of his many 4th quarter comeback wins. first win in the dallas' new stadium is up there too. hahaha


Eli has more wins in Foxboro versus Tom Brady (one) than Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers combined.
Eli getting the first win in the cowturds new stadium!  
SterlingArcher : 9/17/2019 3:09 pm : link
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RE: Dallas 2011, New England 2011, and San Diego 2005  
Route 9 : 9/17/2019 3:09 pm : link
In comment 14583912 shockeyisthebest8056 said:
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They didn't win that last game I listed, but the Charger fans and that entire city were killing Eli and he played great. It told me a lot about him as a mentally tough guy.


San Diego 2005. I don't think the Giants defense even touched Ladian Tomlinson that game.
RE: beating the patriots in the reg season  
bradshaw44 : 9/17/2019 3:10 pm : link
In comment 14583913 japanhead said:
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in 2011 when the roster had just started deteriorating at key spots, and he sealed the W w a TD pass to ballard late in the 4th, for one of his many 4th quarter comeback wins. first win in the dallas' new stadium is up there too. hahaha


I remember the highlights from that game on NFLN. They had audio of Pope telling Ballard to just run and get ready for the ball on his shoulder, not to worry, the QB would make sure it's there.

And sure enough, that's exactly what happened.
RE: RE: Dallas 2011, New England 2011, and San Diego 2005  
japanhead : 9/17/2019 3:12 pm : link
In comment 14583924 Route 9 said:
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In comment 14583912 shockeyisthebest8056 said:


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They didn't win that last game I listed, but the Charger fans and that entire city were killing Eli and he played great. It told me a lot about him as a mentally tough guy.



San Diego 2005. I don't think the Giants defense even touched Ladian Tomlinson that game.


san diego 2005 is up there for me as well. i dont remember many details, just that at one point he converted like 4 3rd and longs in a row..
Dallas ‘11  
Big Blue '56 : 9/17/2019 3:12 pm : link
and Steelers ‘08.

There are a lot of standout games if one actually took the time to delve into it
Eagles 06 was great!  
18E : 9/17/2019 3:12 pm : link
Get that shit outta here!
ELi to Ballard  
Kevin(formerly Tiki4Six) : 9/17/2019 3:14 pm : link
to beat the Pats...
I'd have to think about it more  
GiantSteps : 9/17/2019 3:15 pm : link
but the game vs the Eagles in 2010, which was more or less Victor Cruz's coming out party was a memorable one. It kinda sucked for a little bit and then we kicked their asses! I remember calling my dad right after that game, and we both knew something good was brewing.

Aside from the Super Bowls, no game will ever top the 2011 NFCC game. All time classic Eli, incredible game, and it took a year off my life I'm sure.

Man. I am going to miss Eli.
...  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 9/17/2019 3:18 pm : link
'11 Dallas
'06 Eagles

A lot of other great wins but those 2 stand out the most.
Pats 2011.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 9/17/2019 3:19 pm : link
I was in Lowell, MA watching that game @ cousin's house with a bunch of Patriot fans. That was bliss.
Dallas and NE 11  
hitdog42 : 9/17/2019 3:21 pm : link
take it for me
RE: Dallas and NE 11  
Bluesbreaker : 9/17/2019 3:37 pm : link
In comment 14583975 hitdog42 said:
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take it for me


Those two and the beating he took against the niners..
So many!  
exiled : 9/17/2019 3:40 pm : link
Most mentioned here. A personal favorite was coming from behind the Ravens in 2016. I was at the stadium with all my sisters. Such a great, joyful memory.
This is a great thread, in that  
Big Blue '56 : 9/17/2019 3:41 pm : link
you really get to look back and see there were a lot more games to fondly recount in addition to ‘07, ‘08 and ‘11
All were mentioned already but  
Danny Kanell : 9/17/2019 4:01 pm : link
Denver 05
Philly 06
Pats 11
Dallas 09, first win at Jerryworld
Mine:  
AcidTest : 9/17/2019 4:07 pm : link
Regular season: Denver 2005, Patriots 2011.

Post season: Super Bowls, NFC championship 2007, NFC championship 2011.
2008 Steelers  
DC Gmen Fan : 9/17/2019 4:09 pm : link
Was a classic

Denver 05  
lugnut : 9/17/2019 4:13 pm : link
Watched the vid. Happened to be the one game Tim Carter played in.
RE: Dallas 2011, New England 2011, and San Diego 2005  
crick n NC : 9/17/2019 4:41 pm : link
In comment 14583912 shockeyisthebest8056 said:
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They didn't win that last game I listed, but the Charger fans and that entire city were killing Eli and he played great. It told me a lot about him as a mentally tough guy.


Good call on the San Diego game. Absolutely brutal atmosphere, and the charger defense wanted to kill the at a little more than usual that day. Also, no Burress for the first quarter for disciplinary reasons.

I remember in the first quarter I believe, Eli had missed a couple of throws and the stadium was just rocking. Theisman (Sunday night game) said, "I really think this place is starting to get to Eli".
Just as he finished saying that Manning hit Tim Carter over the top for 45 yards. Theisman said, "Well, maybe not."

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crick n NC : 9/17/2019 4:42 pm : link
"Charger defense wanted to kill the am a little more than usual that day."
Denver in '05, it was the moment  
Section331 : 9/17/2019 4:50 pm : link
I was certain Eli was the right QB. And I agree with the OP on the favorite Eli throw. To me, it's the SB throw to Manningham. My favorite part is after the play, everyone on the Pats sideline is waving the play out of bounds, but Belichick stares at MM and just walks away. He knew it was a catch.
Philly '06,  
clatterbuck : 9/17/2019 5:12 pm : link
Dallas 09 (including autographing the lockerroom), NE '11. And the '16 Bears game in which Eli didn't play well for 3 quarters and then won the game in the 4th Q.
RE: Dallas ‘11  
clatterbuck : 9/17/2019 5:13 pm : link
In comment 14583938 Big Blue '56 said:
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and Steelers ‘08.

There are a lot of standout games if one actually took the time to delve into it


Forgot about the 08 Steelers game, another slugfest.
You can't  
justafan : 9/17/2019 5:20 pm : link
coach speed Deon.
Link - ( New Window )
Defeating the Steelers at Heinz Field  
BBelle21 : 9/17/2019 6:17 pm : link
In ‘08 and the Pats in 2011 in Foxboro. The Coughlin/Eli era won’t be seen again as far as excellence and class go.
RE: RE: Dallas ‘11  
BBelle21 : 9/17/2019 6:19 pm : link
In comment 14584360 clatterbuck said:
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In comment 14583938 Big Blue '56 said:


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and Steelers ‘08.

There are a lot of standout games if one actually took the time to delve into it



Forgot about the 08 Steelers game, another slugfest.


That game was incredible. I remember it every time someone tries to claim Big Ben was the better QB. He wasn’t. That game showed why.
NE 2011  
Mike in Boston : 9/17/2019 7:43 pm : link
I was in the stands with my daughter
Easy 2007  
EJJ : 9/17/2019 8:41 pm : link
With no reason but to play to win Coughlin plays his staters against the Pats and almost beat them in the regular season final. Hell of a game!!!
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