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Eli Manning is still the starting quarterback of the New York Giants.

That's a fact that some Giants fans are happy about. There's no arguing that it's also a fact that many Philadelphia Eagles fans are happy about as well.

While Eli has had some success against the Birds, he's struggled the past few seasons against the reigning Super Bowl champions.

The Giants selected Saquon Barkley with the second-overall pick in the 2018 draft, opting to go with a running back instead of one of the highly-tauted quarterbacks available at No. 2.

It means Eli will likely lead the Giants into the Linc this season and perhaps beyond. It's a place he has become acustomed to playing at, but he admits it took a while.

Speaking in an interview with Brandon Steiner (via 247sports), Eli was asked about where he enjoyed playing his best football on the road and mentioned the unique atmosphere in Philadelphia.

"Philly, it takes a little while to get used to it," Manning said. "It takes a little while to get used to in Philly because you're not used to seeing a 9-year-old cursing at you and talking about my mom and stuff. Once you get used to that, it's fine. It just takes a year or two."

Like all Philly sports fans, that 9-year-old has probably grown up and passed his teachings along to his kids.

"Now, he's 24 and training his four-year-old to curse at me," Eli said.

 

You can watch the comment in the below video around the 18:00 mark.