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Eli Manning has a disastrous start in Chicago

New York Giants quarterback Manning reacts on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at their NFL football game in Atlanta Getty Images

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Eli Manning and the Giants this season, disaster has struck in Chicago.

Manning threw two terrible interceptions in the first five minutes on Thursday night against the Bears, and the second one was returned by Tim Jennings for a 48-yard touchdown that got the Bears off to a 7-0 lead.

The Bears’ lead would be bigger, but after Manning’s first interception, the Bears turned the ball over on downs deep in Giants territory when Brandon Marshall dropped a fourth-down pass.

Manning has thrown at least one interception in every game this season and has now thrown multiple interceptions in four of the Giants’ six games. In the same season that Eli’s big brother Peyton Manning is on pace to break the NFL record for passing yards, passing touchdowns, completion percentage and passer rating, Eli is threatening George Blanda’s 1962 record of 42 interceptions in a season.

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  1. titans4evr says: Oct 10, 2013 8:48 PM

    BEST 5:10 EVER.

  2. wearethesteelers says: Oct 10, 2013 8:48 PM

    Unbelievable. No wait, it’s pretty believable.

  3. torkzilla12 says: Oct 10, 2013 8:49 PM

    Wow making Matt Schaub look good!

  4. mroklahoma says: Oct 10, 2013 8:49 PM

    Looking good for the Bears D and my fantasy team :)

  5. ohnoflorio says: Oct 10, 2013 8:50 PM

    This isn’t news. The giants suck

  6. dansyndersux says: Oct 10, 2013 8:51 PM

    Meet this Eli, same as the old Eli.

  7. ohnoflorio says: Oct 10, 2013 8:52 PM

    The giants have been getting lucky for years, their true talent has showed this year. The bears are awful, if they can’t beat this dead beat team, the giants should just fold the tent & go home

  8. blowpackblow says: Oct 10, 2013 8:52 PM

    If he keeps it up, the Vikings will go after him.

  9. wearethesteelers says: Oct 10, 2013 8:52 PM

    With the way they’re running the ball, they should just run the wildcat from here on.

  10. dubblelznhell says: Oct 10, 2013 8:54 PM

    It’s gotta be o line issues along with no one to throw to except Cruz and Randall. It’s a bit crazy how bad they’re doing. But consider they’ve been to the playoffs twice (both Super Bowl wins) in 6 years, maybe they’re hanging onto certain players/coaches too much based on past prestige.

  11. kd75 says: Oct 10, 2013 8:54 PM

    Both Reuben Randall’s fault.

  12. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 10, 2013 8:55 PM

    So does the bears run defense.

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  13. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 10, 2013 8:55 PM

    Why isn’t the NFL trying to convince people that baseball caps are football caps anymore?!?

  14. robman91 says: Oct 10, 2013 8:55 PM

    Absolutely unbelievable. There must be something else going on with this guy that we don’t know about, because he has never been THIS bad.

  15. eagleswin says: Oct 10, 2013 8:56 PM

    It .must be timeto bench wilson again and blame everything on him. It’s worked for them to sbift blame from eli and the rest of the team the first 5 games.
    How comejacobs gets to start tonight after fumbling. Coughlin benched hisstarting rb after fumbling in the first game with a street free agent for 4 games. Now that the over the hill street free agentfumbles hedoesn’t get the same treatment?

  16. skoobyfl says: Oct 10, 2013 8:57 PM

    It’s time for a family intervention.

  17. swaggyy says: Oct 10, 2013 8:57 PM

    Eli is about as accurate as Helen Keller’s parallel parking.

  18. gbpakrfan says: Oct 10, 2013 8:58 PM

    WOWCH!

  19. 1rockyracoon says: Oct 10, 2013 8:59 PM

    No way he breaks the unit record. He would be benched by the time he hits 35.

  20. torkdaddy says: Oct 10, 2013 9:00 PM

    I’ll bet they leave this season out of the home movies!

  21. humanlawndart says: Oct 10, 2013 9:01 PM

    Yep, elite quarterback alright!

  22. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 10, 2013 9:02 PM

    The glazers and schiano just leaked that Eli’s two interceptions are Josh Freeman’s fault.

  23. allday420ap says: Oct 10, 2013 9:03 PM

    she-li is just the worst

  24. shmu65 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:04 PM

    Maybe so but I’m still pretty sure 2 SB wins are greater than 1 SB win…

    And this is coming from an Eagles fan…

  25. buttfumbles says: Oct 10, 2013 9:05 PM

    Unstoppable…Eli Manning’s turnovers are.

  26. t8ertot says: Oct 10, 2013 9:08 PM

    Manning and Schaub trade in the works

  27. remyje says: Oct 10, 2013 9:11 PM

    2 SUPER BOWLS

  28. pats777 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:14 PM

    Eli “Just Chuck It” Manning had no business winning any Super Bowls. Dude is straight garbage with a helmet catch and hail mary to bail him out of history.

  29. egomaniac247 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:19 PM

    oh HAI

    14-14….

  30. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:22 PM

    The heck is going on there?

  31. bigblueq says: Oct 10, 2013 9:23 PM

    I think maybe the fact that Wilson is out with a serious neck injury could be a contributor to why Jacobs is starting.

  32. thetooloftools says: Oct 10, 2013 9:29 PM

    If New York blows this eam up, they are nuts. They are having a bad year. So be it. Screaming for heads and being knee jerk like ha fans will set them back decades. EVERYONE in he Giants organization needs to calm down and get over this season. If you listen to the fans, you’ll be sitting with them.
    This too will pass.

  33. jfkotis1972 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:34 PM

    What a conversation piece for thanksgiving dinner

  34. yamchargers says: Oct 10, 2013 9:36 PM

    There is no sic thing as a great 0-6 qb. There is such thing as a qb that way lucky to be carried by a talented team to 2 sb wins. Lucky. Not talented.

  35. paulsmith107 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:40 PM

    Can’t spell elite without Eli lol

  36. garyman1 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:44 PM

    Must make for some interesting discussions when Eli and Peyton talk about how their weeks went.

  37. vikescry1 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:44 PM

    marshal pushed off on his td catch. not a fan of either but i thought it was pretty obvious.

  38. deadeye says: Oct 10, 2013 9:49 PM

    And yet Eli has twice as many rings as Peyton…

  39. fdugrad says: Oct 10, 2013 9:52 PM

    Older folks like me will remember former Pirate pitcher Steve Blass. He suddenly and mysteriously lost any ability to control his pitches, thus ending his career. The affliction is actually named “Steve Blass Disease.” This happened to the former Dodger/Yanks short stop Steve Sax, as well as Yank infielder Chuck Knoblock. Maybe Eli should get on the phone to these guys! This predicament is as strange as it is inexplicable!

  40. stevenwilliams2013 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:56 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater coming to save the Giants in 2014!!!!

  41. nj9er says: Oct 10, 2013 9:59 PM

    I always said the only difference between Eli and Romo is Romo throws his interceptions late and Eli throws them early. Now Eli just throws them all game long.

  42. mrone50 says: Oct 10, 2013 10:06 PM

    Can’t spell hella picks without E-L-I

  43. blackhawks2010 says: Oct 10, 2013 10:12 PM

    Keep up the good work Eli!

  44. lgbarn says: Oct 10, 2013 10:14 PM

    It’s interception on your phone

  45. scaredhitless says: Oct 10, 2013 10:39 PM

    “I’d gladly take those stats. ALL. DAY. LONG.”

    – Mark Sanchez

  46. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 10, 2013 10:39 PM

    I wonder if Eli and Matt Schaub hung out together in the off-season? The only difference is Manning has 2 super bowl rings and schaub has just 1 career playoff win. I doubt anyone thought the Jets would have a better record than the giants. And I doubt anyone thought the Texans would be so bad at this point of the season…usually schaub waits longer to break the fans’ hearts. Then there’s the Steelers. They haven’t been 0-5 since 1968. Expect the unexpected! It certainly keeps us from getting bored!

  47. sportsfan18 says: Oct 10, 2013 10:44 PM

    People say Eli is a lock for the HOF. Yes, the Giants won two Super Bowls while he was on the team.

    His ten yr stats aren’t very good at all…

    His completion percentage is not good at all.

    The number of interceptions he throws ins’t good at all and I don’t just mean this yr.

    His QB rating is very low.

    RIGHT NOW, Eli is the following:

    Eli is 16th in career QB rating of the starting QB’s in the league right now. All time Eli is 41st which puts him behind greats like Neil Lomax, Jason Campbell, Marc Bulger, Brian Griese and Brad Johnson.

    Eli is 17th in career completion percentage out of the current NFL starting QB’s. All time he is in 62nd place all time behind such greats as Dave Krieg, Jay Fielder, J.P. Losman and Elvis Grbac.

    I mean when you’re only the 16th or 17th best as far as CURRENT starting QB’s are let alone the All Time one’s how exactly are you HOF material?

    18 current starting QB’s throw interceptions less frequently than he does as a percentage of their throws.

    I mean even Mike Vick throws much fewer INT’s than Eli…

  48. wolfmanpatriot says: Oct 10, 2013 10:59 PM

    This season is telling of what Eli is made of without a stellar team around him.

    I wish we could see how brother pouty peyton truely stinks in the same environment.

  49. trollaikman8 says: Oct 10, 2013 11:17 PM

    Your daily reminder that Eli is elite.

  50. blackhawks2010 says: Oct 10, 2013 11:19 PM

    Eli forgot how to play QB, amazing. He looks like a deer in the headlights out there.

  51. i10east says: Oct 11, 2013 12:21 AM

    The Bears still suck, the Bears still suck, the Bears still suck, the Bears still suck; They really, really, really, really, really, really suck, yes the Bears…still…suck!

  52. trollaikman8 says: Oct 11, 2013 1:38 AM

    Your daily reminder that Eli is an NFL top 100 player.

  53. truths4all says: Oct 11, 2013 1:48 AM

    The silly wannabe experts are out in full force tonight the keyboard commandos are feeling mighty good about their puny lives because they can dump on Eli Manning’s poor performances.

    There are also some NFL teams dreaming that the Giants might be dumb enough to blame Manning and forget that he doesn’t have a real offensive line this season. These teams dream that they might get Manning by some way, hook or crook.

    Want Manning to play better? You need only to put a real NFL offensive line in front of him and he will perform as he historically has. Any QB starts getting the rish to throw too quickly and into solid pass defenses after he keeps getting pounded for a while.

  54. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Oct 11, 2013 7:45 AM

    The results are in….Eli was adopted!

  55. shatho1 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:00 AM

    hey eagleswin Wilson is out with a neck injury for multiple weeks read something once in a while and u would know

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