It is hard to think of a more fitting end to Eli Manning’s 2013 season than an intercepted pass and it looks like that’s how things may shape up.
Manning was intercepted by Josh Wilson in the final minute of a rain-soaked first half at the Meadowlands and then limped off the field straight to the locker room. The team said he’s being evaluated for an ankle injury. It would be surprising to see Manning, whose first pass of the year was also intercepted, back on the field for a game that has been just about as ugly as you’d expect from two teams with the records that the Giants and Redskins brought into this game.
The Giants lead 10-6 thanks to some nice plays by wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, making the most of the opportunity provided by Victor Cruz’s injury, and a defense that forced six straight three and outs at one point. Two turnovers, Andre Brown fumbled before Manning’s 27th interception of the year, helped the Redskins to their field goals.
Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is also out of the game for the Giants. He hobbled off with an ankle injury after being flagged for offensive pass interference in the end zone. That may have been the impending free agent’s final snap with the Giants and it would be an equally fitting end to his disappointing 2013 season.
UPDATE 2:53 p.m. ET: Curtis Painter is in to start the second half for the Giants.