Eli Manning QB NYG (9) 2 days ago
Manning completed 19 of 31 passes for 188 yards and three touchdowns in Monday night's 27-23 win over the 49ers.
Manning's final touchdown went to Sterling Shepard with under a minute left to give New York a dramatic victory. Although penalties helped the Giants move down the field late, Manning found Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley for big gains to put them in scoring position. He also hooked up with star wideout Odell Beckham for his first two touchdowns, giving him a season high in passing scores. Without any turnovers either, Manning heads into Week 11's matchup against the Buccaneers in relatively good form.
Eli Manning QB NYG (9) 1 week ago
Coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that Manning would retain the starting quarterback job for Monday's game against the 49ers, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
In light of Manning's poor play through the Giants' first eight games, there was some thought that Shurmur might make a change behind center coming out of a Week 9 bye, but those plans likely went out the window after rookie fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta was arrested Oct. 30 on three charges. Shurmur relayed Tuesday that Lauletta wouldn't be suspended by the team following the arrest, but the misstep will be enough for Manning to get at least one more start. It's worth noting that Shurmur wouldn't commit to Manning starting for the remainder of the season, according to Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com, so the veteran signal-caller will need to step up his play if he's to earn future opportunities beyond Week 10. Manning draws a favorable matchup against a non-contending San Francisco squad short on secondary talent, but his lack of mobility in the pocket and poor downfield accuracy could continue to hinder his effectiveness.
Eli Manning QB NYG (9) 2 weeks ago
Coach Pat Shurmur said he hasn't talked to the front office about Manning and the quarterback situation, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Manning's continued struggles have led to whispers about Kyle Lauletta or even Alex Tanney getting a look at some point this season, but there isn't much reason to think it will happen when the team comes out of a Week 8 bye. Lauletta is a rookie fourth-round pick from an FCS program, while Tanney is a 30-year-old journeyman with 14 career pass attempts to his name. The best plan is to stick with Manning for now and prepare to draft a quarterback early next year, though it might make sense to give Lauletta a chance in a game if he looks comfortable in practice later this season. The team has been keeping Tanney active as the No. 2 quarterback on Sundays.
Eli Manning QB NYG (9) 2 weeks ago
Manning completed 30 of 47 pass attempts for 316 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Redskins.
Manning attempted 47 passes as the Giants played from behind for much of the day, topping the 300-yard mark for the third time in four games. Unfortunately, he threw interceptions in the second and third quarters as his side tried to come back and didn't throw a touchdown pass until he found Evan Engram from two yards out near the end of the game. Manning now has a 4:5 TD:INT mark over his last four games and his team hasn't surpassed 20 points in any of the last three. He'll go back to the drawing board during the upcoming bye week before taking on the 49ers in Week 10.
Eli Manning QB NYG (9) 3 weeks ago
Coach Pat Shurmur confirmed Tuesday that Manning would remain the Giants' starting quarterback Week 8 against the Redskins, Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com reports.
Shurmur also relayed that New York wouldn't explore the trade market for another quarterback ahead of the Oct. 30 deadline, but that was always a likely outcome with the 1-6 Giants trending toward another losing season. The 37-year-old Manning no longer looks like the solution behind center for the Giants, but he may have at least temporarily delayed a changing of the guard by submitting one of his better outings of the season Monday in a 23-20 loss to the Falcons, completing 27 of 38 passes for 399 yards and a touchdown. Even so, it wouldn't be a major surprise if the Giants pulled the plug on their longtime starter at some point in the second half of the season and gave rookie fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta an extended look.
Eli Manning QB NYG (9) 3 weeks ago1 Comment
Manning completed 27 of 38 passes for 399 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Falcons.
Manning had his share of head-scratching plays, but a trio of long gains ultimately saw him finish with a season high in passing yards. In fact, Manning stunningly completed three throws of 50-plus yards, including a 58-yarder to Sterling Shepard on the team's final offensive drive. That series was capped by a one-yard touchdown to Odell Beckham, but only after two feeble attempts from the 37-year-old Manning to sneak it in himself. Overall, it was a greatly improved showing from the signal-caller, but a couple of failed red-zone opportunities prevented what could've been an even better performance.
Eli Manning QB NYG (9) 1 month ago1 Comment
Manning completed 24 of 43 passes for 281 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He also took four sacks and fumbled, though it was recovered by his own team.
Manning's stat like was poor, but it understates how badly he actually played, throwing passes too high, too low and off target. He was bailed out on some catch and runs by Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham, and Beckham again caught some balls that were off the mark. The Giants don't have great alternatives on the roster, but it's hard to see how a team can tolerate this level of QB play given the top-shelf offensive skill players around him.
Eli Manning QB NYG (9) 1 month ago
Manning completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 326 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 33-31 loss to the Panthers.
Manning averaged a healthy 9.1 yards per attempt as he set a new season high in yardage. His production was fueled by some big plays to his top weapons, including fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley as the Giants nearly pulled off a breathtaking comeback. Manning did throw interceptions on back-to-back drives in the second half, ending a streak of three straight games without a pick, which was his longest since the 2012 season. The veteran certainly has the playmakers around him to post strong numbers on a weekly basis and he'll look to do just that Thursday against the Eagles.
Eli Manning QB NYG (9) 1 month ago
Manning dink and dunked his way to 255 yards and a touchdown on 41 attempts (6.2 YPA) against the Saints. He didn't throw an interception but took three sacks.
Manning completed 76 percent of his passes, but everything was underneath, and the team's longest pass play was a 27-yard catch and run by Odell Beckham. The schedule doesn't get any easier with the Giants traveling to face the Panthers next week.
Eli Manning QB NYG (9) 2 months ago
Manning completed 25 of 29 passes for 297 yards (10.2 YPA), two touchdowns and no interceptions. He took four sacks.
A vast improvement from last week's debacle as Manning showed he can still be competent when he has time. Pat Shurmur's system and Manning's elite weapons could carry him to a useful fantasy season if the line holds up.