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Manning Matchup: Eli v. Washington Redskins – Round 1

 

The Redskins rank 27th in the league against the pass, so when the Giants travel to Fed Ex Field on Sunday, the game plan would seem to favor a heavy dose of Eli Manning.

Not so fast.

With a passer rating of 72.5 this season, his worst since his rookie year, and 17 interceptions, Manning has not performed up to his Super  Bowl MVP status. As the season wears on, and injuries continue to decimate Big Blue, Eli must once again rely on the fresh legs of Andre Brown.

Since the return of  Brown in Week 10, Manning has thrown four touchdowns and two interceptions, with a passer rating of 85.2. He’ also attempted less passes over his previous three weeks than his seasons average (36).

See, less really is more.

Eli has not had the magic this season, and with a depleted offensive line that will once again be remade behind a new starting center and left guard, Manning will need all the help he can get.

The season is on the line, and with a record of 4-7, the Giants can’t afford to have Eli throw away any more games.

Kyle McMorrow | Featured Columnist