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Eli throws two first-half picks for the Giants

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Two weeks ago, Giants quarterback Eli Manning explained that he’s not a 25-interception-per-season quarterback — even though he threw 25 interceptions last season.

Tonight, he’s probably not considering himself to be a two-interception-per-half quarterback, either.

But that doesn’t change the fact that Manning was picked off twice in the first half of Monday night’s preseason game against the Jets.  Eli has completed 12 of 25 passes for 174 yards.

Still, the preseason is the time for making mistakes.  Near the end of the second quarter, he overthrew a wide-open Mario Manningham, who if hit in stride would have easily scored a long touchdown.

So it’s hardly time for Giants fans to panic.  If Eli throws two picks in the first half of the Giants’ game against the Redskins in 13 days, then it’ll be time to panic.

The Jets lead 7-3, thanks to a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez to receiver Santonio Holmes.

The best news for the Giants?  Manning hasn’t had his helmet knocked off and his scalp gashed.  Yet.

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62 Responses to “Eli throws two first-half picks for the Giants”
  1. rectumnearlykilledem says: Aug 29, 2011 8:49 PM

    Two horrible quarterbacks playing horrible football. No surprise in this ugly game.

  2. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 29, 2011 8:51 PM

    They should trade for Tebow.

  3. jstorm6 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:51 PM

    He is clearly no Mike Vick

  4. bigredjbird says: Aug 29, 2011 8:52 PM

    Eli is garbage

  5. trbowman says: Aug 29, 2011 8:53 PM

    Eli threw a pick? No way!

  6. 1liondriven says: Aug 29, 2011 8:53 PM

    He threw 2 picks in a very elite manner.

  7. MichaelEdits says: Aug 29, 2011 8:54 PM

    Eli the Elite

  8. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 29, 2011 8:54 PM

    The “Mannings” will be obsolete in 2 years.

  9. giveseanpaytonhisjuicyfruit says: Aug 29, 2011 8:58 PM

    Put in Cooper!

  10. mrbigass says: Aug 29, 2011 8:59 PM

    That’s what “elite” quarterbacks do ain’t it?

  11. stinkfist5 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:02 PM

    Surprise, surprise…the whiney little brother sucks, imagine that.

  12. norcaleagles says: Aug 29, 2011 9:03 PM

    Haa! I love how giants fans like to talk about how Vick doesnt play well when he’s pressured. At least he didnt turn the ball over 30 times last season. Eli makes PLENTY of poor throwing decisions when he’s under pressure.

  13. drgfri says: Aug 29, 2011 9:04 PM

    Doesn’t look very elite now does he?

  14. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Aug 29, 2011 9:06 PM

    “Sanchize” isn’t exactly an offensive powerhouse, either. He’s very fortunate the Jets have an excellent “D.”

  15. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 9:06 PM

    Romo is the best QB in the NFCE.

  16. bertilfox says: Aug 29, 2011 9:10 PM

    Perhaps he meant that he is a 64 INT per Season Quarterback. Go Eli!

  17. sedcontra97 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:13 PM

    Top five quarterback, fo sho.

  18. txfootball86 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:13 PM

    smart money says Eli gets benched before week 8

  19. steelerdynasty2010 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:14 PM

    here come the defenders….i’m sure they werent his fault. must’ve been the receivers’ fault.

  20. Gordon says: Aug 29, 2011 9:16 PM

    Most overrated QB in the league.

  21. mikea311 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:17 PM

    so what? vick threw three last week and the Eagles decided to pay him over $100M.

  22. invisman52 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:17 PM

    The Giants look like they might be in the NFC East cellar this year. They look all over the places–starters, backups, coaching, etc.

  23. tampajoey says: Aug 29, 2011 9:17 PM

    Both Eli Manning and Mark Sanchez look like crap. Both these teams would be so much better with a quality QB.

  24. talkintrashallday says: Aug 29, 2011 9:20 PM

    (Office Barbrady voice) Move along people, nothing to see here…

  25. stvang says: Aug 29, 2011 9:22 PM

    honestly he is a serviceable QB at best. Certainly not elite. Not saying he’s bad. I bet seatle would love to have him.

  26. mojosmagic says: Aug 29, 2011 9:22 PM

    They don’t call him Elite Manning for nothing.

  27. mrbigass says: Aug 29, 2011 9:29 PM

    Come to think of it, Sanchez played poorly as well.

  28. drgreenstreak says: Aug 29, 2011 9:35 PM

    Eli is an “ELITE” QB!

  29. cleverbob says: Aug 29, 2011 9:35 PM

    Elite backup.

  30. billsjetsfan says: Aug 29, 2011 9:35 PM

    Eli throwing interceptions shouldn’t be news, it should be expected.

  31. oopsnaly says: Aug 29, 2011 9:40 PM

    That’s what “elite” quarterbacks do ain’t it?I am a 28 years old doctor, mature and beautiful.and now I am seeking a good man who can give me real love , so i got a username Lindasunny2002 on–a’ge’l’es’s’da’te.c óm–.it is the first and best club for y’ounger women and old’er men, or older women and y’ounger men,to int’eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch’eck ‘it out or tell your friends!

  32. 1historian says: Aug 29, 2011 9:50 PM

    Eli had the streak of his career starting in the playoffs after the 2007 season.

    He’ll NEVER be that good again and the gints are stuck with him.

  33. realitypolice says: Aug 29, 2011 9:58 PM

    One of the worst first halves of football by both teams that I have ever witnessed, bar none.

    Holy crap, these teams can’t both be this bad, can they?

  34. bigbluefan56 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:04 PM

    Ill take the INT’s over a washed up convict any day. Atleast the guy can publiclly admit when he’s wrong…. Oh did I mention a SB MVP!!!

    Go Eli!!!!!

  35. Spencer says: Aug 29, 2011 10:17 PM

    You can’t spell “elite” without Eli!

  36. damko12 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:19 PM

    LeBron traveled .. O wait..

  37. mojosmagic says: Aug 29, 2011 10:21 PM

    What had Romo ever done besides choke in big games? Can never figure out the love? Eli may stink but he has no weapons. Romo synod with weapons.

  38. mojosmagic says: Aug 29, 2011 10:23 PM

    Take him Big Blue. Please take him. He is all yours.

  39. ochoverated says: Aug 29, 2011 10:23 PM

    So, Vick had 3 ints last week and 2 fumbles this week.
    its preseason who cares

  40. jacksaysfu says: Aug 29, 2011 10:28 PM

    @melonhead :, Romo’s the best QB in the East ? Ha , he might not be the best on his team . Kitna did better under center then Romo . Keep talking up your 6-10 team .

  41. elmoron says: Aug 29, 2011 10:29 PM

    bigbluefan56 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:04 PM

    Ill take the INT’s over a washed up convict any day.
    ——————————————————
    A Giants fan would.
    I’ll take the final score.

  42. jmat40 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:29 PM

    Eli is regressing as his career goes along.

  43. david7590 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:31 PM

    @bigbluefan56:

    Vick or Plaxico?

  44. nyjalleffingday says: Aug 29, 2011 10:36 PM

    IT’S PRESEASON. HOW DENSE CAN ALL OF YOU BE?!?!

  45. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 10:48 PM

    melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 9:06 PM

    Romo is the best QB in the NFCE.

    —————————-

    Rex Grossman has won more playoff games than Tony Romo.

  46. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 10:49 PM

    Oh wait, this is for all of the all-caps Eagles thread dream team troll nonsense:

    ELITE QB!

  47. surefooted1 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:50 PM

    Can’t spell elite without ELI!

  48. mikemccarthyisfat says: Aug 29, 2011 11:01 PM

    what if Eli was black tho?

  49. eboneseagles says: Aug 29, 2011 11:14 PM

    Honestly Vince Young is better than this clown.

  50. crybradycry says: Aug 29, 2011 11:42 PM

    Eli Manning is as brutal as they come.

  51. melonnhead says: Aug 30, 2011 12:24 AM

    @melonhead :, Romo’s the best QB in the East ?

    ———————————————————————

    Without question. It’s not debatable. At this point in time and until proven otherwise in the future, Tony Romo is the best QB in the NFCE.

  52. melonnhead says: Aug 30, 2011 12:27 AM

    Rex Grossman has won more playoff games than Tony Romo.

    —————————————————————-

    Grossman has won as many playoff games as Michael Vick and Vince Young combined, too. OOPS.

  53. jaggedmark says: Aug 30, 2011 12:30 AM

    Eli is the 2nd most overrated Manning in the NFL.

  54. zeussuperman says: Aug 30, 2011 4:29 AM

    melonnhead says:
    Aug 30, 2011 12:27 AM

    Grossman has won as many playoff games as Michael Vick and Vince Young combined, too. OOPS.

    —————————–

    Ooooh, U mad. That’s why you threw Vince Young in – I see what you did there!

    Rex Grossman has won more playoff games than Tony Romo, Jon Kitna, Vince Young and five and a half billion other people combined, give or take.

    But the two backups (and maybe a few hundred million of the randoms) can probably keep a snap upright without bobbling it.

  55. akulabug says: Aug 30, 2011 6:55 AM

    “Romo is the best QB in the NFCE.”

    Thats like getting the award for the tallest midget.

  56. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 30, 2011 7:12 AM

    Text book Eli, a little pressure and bam! INTs galore lmao at the giants, and with that trash secondary? Trash LBs? It’s gonna be fun watching the giants miss the playoffs again. Eli is an elite turd!

  57. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2011 3:41 PM

    steelerdynasty2010 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:14 PM

    here come the defenders….i’m sure they werent his fault. must’ve been the receivers’ fault.
    —————

    No one defended him before you posted that and only one or two did afterward/ We don’t blindly and unconditionally dote on our players like you Steelers hacks do, supporting rapists.

  58. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2011 3:44 PM

    7to10for6allday says: Aug 30, 2011 7:12 AM

    Text book Eli, a little pressure and bam! INTs galore lmao at the giants, and with that trash secondary? Trash LBs? It’s gonna be fun watching the giants miss the playoffs again. Eli is an elite turd!
    ———

    Trash? You were fine with the first statement about Eli. As a Giants — a REAL ONE — I am disgusted with how he’s played this preseason and won’t defend it blindly.

    But you have lost your mind with the rest of that statement.

  59. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2011 3:45 PM

    elmoron says: Aug 29, 2011 10:29 PM

    bigbluefan56 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:04 PM

    Ill take the INT’s over a washed up convict any day.
    ——————————————————
    A Giants fan would.
    I’ll take the final score.
    ———-

    And a perpetually empty trophy case, t’boot.

  60. gritsmaker says: Aug 31, 2011 2:49 PM

    gilbride should start treating eli like phil simms and not warren moon.

    eli can manage a game but never win it by throwing the ball all over the place.

    run the ball gilbride.please.

  61. steelerdynasty2010 says: Sep 1, 2011 10:19 AM

    @Mr. Wright 212:
    perhaps YOU dont blindly support and defend him but feel free to check other posts that relate his status as an elite qb in this league and you’ll see what i meant. on to your next comment about supporting rapists, i can provide tangible and credible evidence that your qb habitually makes poor decisions and throws picks, can you do the same to support your assertion that our qb is a rapist? and speaking of trophy cases, how’s your compare to ours? how many can your qb put on his resume?

  62. 1017flightboyz says: Sep 2, 2011 4:30 AM

    E-L-I… “Elite”… L-I-E

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