Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 9/18/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks to throw a pass against the New York Jets on August 29, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Eli Manning threw for the eighth most yards in NFL history against the Bucs, but 510 yards passing is simply unheard of these days. That in itself sounds odd since this ha become a passing league where signal-callers throw for 350-plus yards passing every single week. After the year’s we saw from Manning, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, it should not be a shock that so many teams are slinging it around 40 times every weekend. This is a barbaric sport in which running backs only last on average three seasons before retirement and both starting running backs may not even play on Thursday. Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) of the Giants and Carolina’s Jonathan Stewart (ankle), will not be practicing this week and are both unlikely (game-time decisions at best) to play in this must-win September game. So, in steps Andre Brown for the Giants whereas DeAngelo Williams will fill in admirably like he has in the past. Cam Newton was the su...
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