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Archie always left the pocket early

Eli Manning grew up in New Orleans and played at Ole Miss. You'd think at some point he would have had a game moved due to a hurricane. But no.

“We had some high school practices that were affected by hurricanes,” Manning said. “During the summers and in August, we always just left early. That was my dad’s approach, to say, ‘If we can get out of town, we’ll leave a few days before and miss all the traffic and chaos. And if it changes direction and it doesn’t hit us, that’s a blessing and we’ll come home and everything will be fine.’”

Manning said it is odd that he had to come to New Jersey to have his first game hurricaned out.

“You never quite expect it,” he said. “Hopefully, it will weaken by the time it gets here and everyone will get out healthy and without too much damage done to the area. You never know what’s going to be thrown at you. It’s good they were able to detect it early and give people warning to get out of the way.”

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