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Eli Manning reveals the reason why it's so hard to play in the Eagles stadium - and it's hilarious

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Eagles fans are notoriously passionate about their team, and the atmosphere inside Lincoln Financial Field has long been one of the most intimidating in the NFL. 

The week-long antics from both the fan base and players following their Super Bowl win over the Patriots were often hilarious and nearly always bizarre, and Giants QB Eli Manning revealed just how different it is playing in Philly compared to other NFL cities. 

"Philly, you just gotta get used to," Manning told Steiner Sports when asked about what teams he most looks forward to playing against. "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 it, it's fine. It just takes a year or two. Now, he's 24 (years old) and training his four-year-old to curse at me."

It's fair to say the fans in Philadelphia are on another level in terms of their passion, which often goes over the top. 

It's not just inside 'The Linc' that Eagles fans are a disruptive nuisance though. Manning talked about the Giants 34-29 home loss to their fierce divisional rivals last season, when loud shouting from visiting Philly supporters inside Metlife Stadium affected his ability to communicate with his offensive line. 

During New York's potential game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter, the exuberance of the fanatical Eagles faithful led to a false start from right tackle Bobby Hart who couldn't hear Manning above the incessant noise.

"It's unfortunate we had the false start. It's a tough situation. I don't blame Bobby (Hart) at home. It's just loud," Manning said.

"Brett Jones couldn't hear me call the cadence. You don't think that would happen at home, but I guess when you've only got two games, you've got a lot of Eagles fans, and they were loud. We couldn't hear the cadence and that's why we jumped offsides."

The two-time Super Bowl MVP will be hoping to help the Giants snap a four-game road losing streak against the Eagles in 2018. The Giants have also only won one of their previous eight meetings with the reigning Super Bowl champs over that time period. 

Armed with fresh offensive weapons, including number two overall pick Saquon Barkley, Manning will be hoping to put the disappointments of 2017 behind him and lead his team back to the postseason for a another tilt at a championship. 

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