Opposing defenses are not only having a tough time stopping Eli Manning this season, they are barely touching the New York Giants quarterback,
The two-time Super Bowl MVP has been sacked a league-low five times through the first six games of the season, and he's been hit only 11 times - total.
Even more impressive heading into Sunday's game against Washington (3-3) is this: The offensive line has not allowed Manning to be sacked in the last three games.
Manning can't explain the recent run, but he is not complaining.
''They're playing great,'' Manning said. ''We're running the ball well, the pass protection has been good, and the receivers have been getting open.
''It's been pretty smooth, and hopefully, we keep it that way.''
One of the rarest sights in the past three weeks came in the first quarter of New York's 26-3 win over San Francisco Sunday. Manning dropped back to pass and was drilled by linebacker Ahmad Brooks after letting the ball go. It would be the 49ers' only hi...