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Giants interim coach goes back to QB Manning

The Associated Press

Giants quarterback Eli Manning practices on Wednesday.

The Associated PressEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is back as the New York Giants’ starting quarterback.

A week after being benched by former coach Ben McAdoo, Manning was put back into the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys by interim coach Steve Spagnuolo.

“Eli Manning will be the quarterback for the football team in this game,” Spagnuolo said.

The move was not announced by Spagnuolo until after practice Wednesday, but the first hint came when the 36-year-old Manning took the first snap when the offense went to work.

Of course, his teammates appeared to tease him as he entered the huddle.

Manning had started 210 consecutive games over the past 13-plus season until being replaced by Geno Smith against Oakland last week. The streak was the second longest in NFL history, only surpassed by Brett Favre (297).

The benching of Manning last week upset the quarterback and angered Giants fans. Combined with the team’s 2-10 and other problems, it led co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch to fire McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese on Monday.

Shortly after Spagnuolo was named interim coach, Manning went to him and asked for his job back for the final four games of the regular season.

Chiefs suspend Peters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have suspended Marcus Peters for Sunday’s game against Oakland after the volatile young cornerback’s embarrassing tantrum during a last-minute loss to the Jets last weekend.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Peters would not practice with the team as it prepares to face the Raiders in a crucial showdown between teams tied atop the AFC West.Speech

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