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Mario Manningham's catch put Giants over top

INDIANAPOLIS - Marion Manningham’s eyes were glued to her son as Eli Manning threw the pass. As the ball followed Mario Manningham to a spot where two defenders were closing in, with the sideline closing in, where the measure between immortality and forgotten was oh-so-thin.

And then one thought, as Manningham hauled in the catch, as both feet came down in bounds. “Thank you, Jesus,’’ she said.

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