- Height / Weight
- 6'5" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 3, 1981 (37)
- 15th Season
- 2004 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 1 (SD)
The New York Giants plan to stick with quarterback Eli Manning despite a 1-5 start to their season after losing 34-13 to the Eagles on Thursday night. The aging quarterback has six touchdowns and six turnovers in six games on the year and completed just 24 of 43 passes for 281 yards and an interception on Thursday. He was sacked four times. "No. We believe in Eli," head coach Pat Shurmur said Friday. Backups Alex Tanney and rookie Kyle Lauletta has a combined one game of experience between them. The 37-year-old Manning could have a bounce-back game on Monday night next week against the injured Falcons defense, but he's been more of a low-end QB2 up to this point. The Giants rank 28th in the NFL with 19.5 points per game.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was ineffective against the defending champs on Thursday. Manning completed only 24 of his 43 passes for 281 yards with most of those yards coming off of dump passes to rooking running back Saquon Barkley, who finished with nine receptions for 99 yards as a receiver. He was rattled most of the game, getting intense pressure from the Philadelphia defense that resulted in four sacks on the night and in addition to an interception. With Manning having issues with accuracy and trusting his blockers, he has a lot of work to do before he is considered relevant from a fantasy perspective. The Giants will have some time to figure things out as they won't suit up again until next Monday night against the Falcons.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will take on the Eagles this Thursday night, and the 1-4 Giants season hangs in the balance. Manning heads into Week 6 with a 96.6 QB rating but has multiple touchdowns in only two of his first five games this season. The veteran has struggled due to an offensive line that is in flux and his lack of mobility has really cost him. He will go up against an Eagles defense that has allowed 300-plus passing yards in three of their last four games. But Manning still cannot be trusted to post top-15 numbers on a short week and should not be in lineups for Week 6.