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SantosEli Manning has had this look of disappointment on his face constantly the last few weeks.Photo Credit: Joncouture.com
The New York Giants are headed into their bye week at 6-4. That’s good enough to sit atop the NFC East, but it definitely isn’t good enough for Head Coach Tom Coughlin to feel safe about getting into the playoffs. If the Giants are going to be worthy of Super Bowl NFL picks for the second straight year, the man that this is going to fall upon is QB Eli Manning.
Manning got out of the blocks this year as one of the top quarterbacks in the league. He had thrown for 1,579 yards and 10 TDs against five INTs in his first five games, and in that stretch, the Giants scored at least 36 points three times.
Since that point though, things have really started to fall apart. Manning has thrown for just 1,062 yards, two TDs and six INTs. He has thrown an interception in four straight games and has failed to throw a touchdown pass in three straight games.
It goes deeper than this, too. Remember that in the first five games of the year, WR Hakeem Nicks only played twice. He hasn’t missed a game since. WR Victor Cruz? 37 catches, 438 yards, and five scores. Since then? Just one game with more than 67 yards and just two touchdowns. Cruz has just 10 total receptions in his last three games.
Manning threw for at least 7.0 yards per pass attempt in four of his first five games. He has done it just once in his most recent five games.
The news for Manning only gets worse off of the bye week if this is the way that he is going to ultimately play. The quarterbacks that he has to face on deck from here? Aaron Rodgers, Robert Griffin III, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, and Michael Vick in order. That’s a heck of a challenge.
The Giants are in fine shape right now when you look at the whole of their first 10 games, but they are in a heck of a lot of trouble if Manning doesn’t play a lot more like the Super Bowl winning quarterback that he has been in the past.
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