By Harry Allison

The Eagles next four games are all “must-wins” if they want to defy the odds and make the playoffs.

And next Monday night at the Linc they will be looking across the line of scrimmage at a blast from the past:

With rookie quarterback Daniel Jones in a walking boot thanks to a high-ankle sprain, Eli Manning will be lacing ’em up for the New York Giants at least one more time.

Giants coach Pat Shurmur said it is “very likely” Manning will start.

The 38-year-old Manning lost his starting job after Week 2 of the season and has been riding the bench ever since.

During his two starts earlier in the season, Manning did not impress: one touchdown and two interceptions to go with just 250 yards on 26-of-45 passing. Then Jones came in and immediately led the Giants to a come-from-behind victory against the Bucs, and it largely looked like Eli’s Hall-of-Fame career would be over.

Now, thanks to the injury to his successor, the 38-year-old will get at least one more opportunity to showcase what he can do if he hopes to sign with a new team next season. The two-time Super Bowl winner said he’s “preparing to go” and is excited about the chance to play for the Giants again.

“I’ve missed being part of the action,” Manning said. “It felt good to be out there today [at practice]. I hadn’t thought about playing in a game, just taking it one game at a time, not making any decisions about the future while living in the present.


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