“Poor Eli Manning” is a compilation of quotes by both the media and fans about New York Giants quarterback and Super Bowl XLII & XLVI MVP Eli Manning.
Despite his success, negativity and doubt have followed Peyton’s younger brother since the moment he was traded from the San Diego Chargers to the New York Giants on draft day of 2004. Regardless of what he does or how well he performs – even in a league that lives and dies by the motto, “What have you done for me lately?” – he is questioned and criticized.
In Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Manning completed 24 of his 42 passes (57.1%) for 309 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He led his team back down the field twice in the fourth quarter, once for a touchdown and once setting up a potential game-winning field goal. Unfortunately, a poor decision led to an offensive pass interference call, pushing the field back to 54-yards. Kicker Lawrence Tynes would come up short and the Giants would lose the game.