Another interception, another fumble, and another loss for Eli Manning who seems to regress even more with every passing week.
Sunday afternoon’s loss to the Chiefs saw the G-Men put up seven more points than the previous week, but yield the same result. New York fell 31-7 thanks to a putrid offense that was more offensive than anything else.
Manning completed 18/37 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown in the loss. He also committed three turnovers including two fumbles.
Eli struggled to get on the same page with any of his receivers other than Victor Cruz who caught 10 of his 16 targets for 164 yards and a score. For a brief moment Giants’ fans were brought back to happier times when the duo hooked up for a 69 yard bomb that evened the score before the game got out of hand.
It’s easy to blame Manning’s inept play, but the offensive line is not helping things.
Manning was sacked 3 times and hit 6 thanks to a patchwork offensive line that was without David Baas and Chris Snee. Only Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked more times than Eli this season.
As the ground game once again struggled to find room to run, Eli was forced to throw in a pocket that saw more clutter than daylight.
The talent is there, the experience is too, but it all boils down to the front five. New York needs to get their line healthy and playing as a unit, or they’ll be looking at a fire sale and top 5 draft pick within the next few weeks.
Kyle McMorrow | Featured Columnist