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Manning completed 21-of-33 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 31-21 loss at Dallas.
Manning's offensive line was better, after last week's six-sack debacle at Philadelphia, as he wasn't dropped for a loss Sunday. He was able to reconnect with TE Larry Donnell, hooking up with him seven times for 90 yards. Also, Manning did a good job working in the red zone with rookie Odell Beckham, who caught a pair of short touchdowns. It will be interesting to see how productive the offense will be without Victor Cruz, but for at least one week, the unit looked fine. Manning won't play next week, as the Giants have their bye, so he'll return in week 9 against Indianapolis.
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Manning completed 13-of-23 passes for 151 yards in Sunday's 27-0 loss to the Eagles. He was sacked six times and did not commit any turnovers.
There wasn't a ton that Manning could have done, as his offensive line looked like the group charged with protecting him last season. One terrible showing doesn't erase all of the Giants' offensive progress, but Manning will likely have to play the rest of the season without top wide receiver Victor Cruz, who suffered a torn patellar tendon during Sunday's game. Also concerning is the lack of contribution from tight end Larry Donnell, who has just one reception for six yards on two targets over the last two games. Wide receivers Odell Beckham and Reuben Randle still offer some hope for the New York passing game, and Manning gets a manageable matchup in Dallas next week.
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Manning completed 19-of-30 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Falcons.
The Giants trailed 20-10 with under six minutes remaining in the third quarter, but closed out the game scoring 20 unanswered points, which included a 15-yard touchdown pass from Manning to rookie Odell Beckham, who was making his NFL debut after missing the first four games with a hamstring injury. Manning completed passes to seven different receivers, but the Giants ran the ball 32 times (not counting Manning's two carries), as he was left to do little more then manage the offense. Up next is a Week 6 division game against the Eagles, who are giving up the fourth-most passing yards per game in the NFL, while allowing a league-high 13 passing touchdowns this season.
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Over the Giants' last two games, Manning's gotten rid of the ball in a blistering two seconds per snap, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
According to Pro Football Focus, Manning has held the ball for less time than anyone other than his brother Peyton so far this season, and over the last two games, Eli's even faster than him. Combined with improved offensive line play, Manning's rarely been under pressure the last two games. He should have another good matchup at home this week against the Falcons.
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Manning completed 28-of-39 passes for 300 yards, with four touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 45-14 win over the Redskins. His only carry was a one-yard touchdown scramble.
Manning had the New York offense humming for a second straight week, as even the interception would have been a Big Blue touchdown, if not for a fantastic play by Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather, who used his helmet to dislodge the ball from WR Reuben Randle's hands in the end zone. While Washington's porous pass defense certainly played a part in the success, both Manning and the New York offensive line look much improved from last season. Also helping matters, tight end Larry Donnell has been a revelation, with 25 receptions and four touchdowns through four weeks. Manning is still only a middle-of-the-pack option among the 32 starting quarterbacks, but he should fare well in a Week 5 home game against the Falcons.
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Manning completed 21-of-28 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Texans.
Manning was very efficient Sunday, connecting with five different receivers in a game that he simply had to manage thanks to the 34-carry, 176-yard, one-touchdown performance from running back Rashad Jennings. The drops that plagued many of his receivers in Week 2 seemed to go away Sunday, as Victor Cruz led the way catching five passes on six targets for 107 yards and a touchdown. However, Manning may be asked to do even more in Week 4 on Thursday against the Redskins, who held the Eagles to 54 rushing yards in Week 3 but allowed 325 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air.
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Manning completed 26-of-39 passes for 277 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Cardinals.
While the Giants' offense looked more competent Sunday than they did in Week 1 against the Lions, the offensive line still struggled at times and the receivers still dropped too many passes, a tough combination for a quarterback. Manning threw 19 of his 39 passes to wide receiver Victor Cruz and tight end Larry Donnell, with the latter becoming a very popular target in the early part of the season. The good news for Manning is that he's not just relying on those two, as his touchdowns went to wideout Rueben Randle and backup tight end Daniel Fells. Things are at least trending in the right direction, although the Giants face a tough Texans defense in Week 3.
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Manning completed 18-of-33 passes for 163 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions in Monday's 35-14 loss to the Lions.
Following a poor 2013 and a terrible preseason, Manning didn't look any better in his first action of the 2014 season. Though sacked just twice, he took more than his fair share of hits, with the Lions registering nine on the night. Neither accurate nor poised, Manning also didn't get much help from his teammates. Hopes for an improved offense under new coordinator Ben McAdoo are quickly fading, and the Giants will face what looks to be a solid Arizona defense next week.
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Manning completed 1-of-4 passes for zero yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots.
A fitting end to Manning's miserable preseason, as he was one of the few starting quarterbacks to play Thursday night, and wasn't able to do anything against the New England backups. The Giants have been somewhat successful running the ball this preseason, but the first-team offense has done next to nothing through the air. Coming off a miserable 2013, Manning hasn't exactly inspired confidence, though he could get a boost once first-round rookie WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) is healthy. Having missed the entire preseason, Beckham appears questionable for Week 1 at Detroit.
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Manning completed 12-of-21 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Jets.
Though the Giants finally got something going through the air, Manning struggled for a third straight game. He easily could have turned the ball over two or three times, but the G-Men recovered both of his fumbles, and he was fortunate to avoid an interception. While the preseason sample size is small, Manning has done nothing to quiet the whispers that last season was about more than a balky ankle and poor offensive line.