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Manning returns as Giants look to spoil Philly’s playoff hopes Monday night

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is shown before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, in Chicago. Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was kept out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, with a high right ankle sprain, and coach Pat Shurmur says Eli Manning “very likely” will start Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Shurmur adds that Manning could very well be the starter for the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

The 2-10 New York Football Giants visit their arch rival the 5-7 Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, and while it’s not expected to be a marquee showdown, the return of Eli Manning will likely keep fans to glued to the screen.

Manning reclaims his starting role for what could be the last time as Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur announced earlier this week that rookie Daniel Jones has a high ankle sprain.

His potentially final snaps may not be so memorable , though. Manning’s last win against Philly came in 2016 and he’s doubled the amount of losses to wins against the Birds with a 10-20 career record.

“I’m trying to go out there, play hard, compete, and try to get a win for the team. The team is obviously going on a long stretch. Guys are working hard and doing everything right and deserve to feel good about the work that we’re putting in,” Manning told media members.

Besides a proper sign off for Manning, the Giants are poised to spoil the Eagles playoff hopes in the “City of Brotherly Love” this Monday Night.

With reports from AP

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