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Stars passing in the night

Chargers' Rivers throws the game-winning dagger that beats "brother" Eli, Giants

Originally Published: November 8, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Once Eli Manning and Philip Rivers switched franchises less than an hour into the 2004 draft, the NFL fortunes of the two standout quarterbacks were forever intertwined.

But for one day at least, "forever" took a short holiday.

Like conjoined twins surgically split apart, Manning and Rivers were separated Sunday evening in Giants Stadium.

Rivers' last-minute touchdown pass to wide receiver Vincent Jackson lifted the surging San Diego Chargers over ...

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