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Pour on the pressure, but 'you're not going to get to Eli'

With all the pressure on Eli Manning to win big as the Giants' quarterback, he should have melted. Instead, he crystalized. And he hasn't changed his poker face, Gene Wojciechowski writes.

Originally Published: January 30, 2008
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz.-- The text message was sent to Eli Manning before the NFC wild-card game at Tampa Bay, before the divisional playoff game at Dallas, before the NFC Championship Game at Green Bay.

Slow and steady wins the race, it read. No unforced errors.

And every game the slow, steady Manning and -- sorry, Tiki, but it's true -- his New York Giants finished first in each postseason race. They beat the Bucs. Beat the Cowboys. Beat the Packers. With one more win, this time against ...

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