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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.
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Manning (ankle) lost a fumble and completed 6-of-7 passes for 43 yards in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Bills.
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The Giants want Eli Manning to complete 70 percent of his passes this season.
It's a barrier that's been breached only seven times in league history, most recently by Alex Smith in 2012 (who was benched). It's not even a vaguely realistic goal for a career 58.5 percent passer (an abysmal 57.5 in 2013), but shows just how serious the G-Men are about remaking their passing attack. Gone are long-developing downfield shots, and in are high-percentage quick passes.
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The Giants' offense "wants to go fast" this season.
Receiver Jerrel Jernigan says the G-Men are "pushing for 70 or more plays per game." That's a number only two teams, the Broncos and Patriots, reached last season. The Giants averaged just 61.75, good for sixth-to-last in the league. "I'm still waiting for them to call up a huddle in practice," DE Mathias Kiwanuka said Thursday. "The intention of this offense is to cause chaos." The more plays, the better for Eli Manning and his intriguing receiver corps in fantasy.