Eli on track to face Raiders

There were many encouraging signs Saturday regarding Eli Manning’s status for tomorrow’s game against Oakland.

1. He fully participated in the team’s walkthrough practice.

2. The Giants didn’t activate quarterback Rhett Bomar from the team’s practice squad, indicating only Manning and David Carr would be active for the game.

3. And, oh, ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio says to expect Manning to start.

Paolantonio reports that Manning has been playing with painful plantar fasciitis for a month before injuring his plantar fascia last Sunday.  The pain and swelling in his foot has improved throughout this week, and Manning was able to take half of the team’s snaps at practice Friday, mostly out of shotgun.

Add it all up, and it would be a shocker if Manning didn’t start against the Raiders.  Giants coach Tom Coughlin would probably prefer that David Carr finishes, if that means the G-Men have piled up an insurmountable lead.

11 responses to “Eli on track to face Raiders

  1. Please tell me you do know that the Giants have been known as the “G-Men” for quite some time?? Hell…..Chris Berman has been saying that on every damn sportcenter since the dawn of time!

  2. 4. After a 10-0 first qarter lead, he can be pulled and Carr can come in…we all know JaBustus can’t lead the Raiders back from a 10 point deficit.

  3. Eli can rest up after the 1st qtr…face it, the Raiders really, really suck.
    If they win more than 4 games I’ll comb & grease Al’s hair.

  4. Quagmire – if they win more than two games, I will supply the comb and the grease…giggity, giggity.

  5. Eli will play. He is an iron man. Romo by contrast would be out at least 4 weeks with the same injury.

  6. The only thing I can say is, remember Cleveland last year????? They better stomp the Raiders early and often and get Eli out of the game and into a bootie.

  7. “Eli will play. He is an iron man.” Yeah he plays when he is hurt, But only because Coughlin spanks him if he doesn’t. Eli is a whiner! All you hear is Boo-hoo, my finger hurts, Boo hoo, My shoulder hurts, Boo Hoo my Ankle hurts. I wouldn’t be surprised if Carr started. The New York Football Giants (or G-man) have finally got a suitable backup for Eli. (Hell he may even be a better QB then Eli).

  8. jreed says:
    October 11, 2009 9:40 AM
    “Eli will play. He is an iron man.” Yeah he plays when he is hurt, But only because Coughlin spanks him if he doesn’t. Eli is a whiner! All you hear is Boo-hoo, my finger hurts, Boo hoo, My shoulder hurts, Boo Hoo my Ankle hurts. I wouldn’t be surprised if Carr started. The New York Football Giants (or G-man) have finally got a suitable backup for Eli. (Hell he may even be a better QB then Eli).
    Where do you get this nonsense? You didn’t declare your team…..Eagles? Cowboys? Eli is a ironman. 83 consectutive starts. He plays with all injuries including a seperated shoulder in 2007 without complaint. He not only wants to play he wants to stay sharp for next weeks game against the Saints. Eli will most likely play one half the turn it over to Carr who is an adequate back up. At least he won’t surrender the lead. Today G-Men 27- Raiders 10.

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