It’s a sad day for the Philadelphia Eagles. Long-time New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is retiring from professional football after 16 years in the NFL.
The Eagles really had Manning’s number. He went just 10-21 in 31 games against Philadelphia, including a 4-20 stretch to end his career.
To put that failure in perspective, Donovan McNabb — who last played for the Eagles in 2009 — also has four wins in those last 24 Eagles versus Giants games. Manning’s struggles also allowed the Eagles to take their first ever lead in the all-time series between these two NFC East rivals.
The most memorable Manning loss, of course, was when the Eagles staged an epic comeback against the Giants during the 2010 season: the Miracle at the Meadowlands II.
And so it’s a bummer to see Manning go. It must be tough to realize all he’ll ever be remembered for is his career .500 record as a starter (117-117) and often losing to the Eagles and nothing else.