Eli Manning feeling worn out after latest loss

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After the Giants beat the Chiefs in Week 11, players said that quarterback Eli Manning gave a “fiery speech” that got the team going before the game.

Manning isn’t known for such speeches and Thursday night’s performance in a 20-10 loss to the Redskins suggests that he may not have taken his soapbox with him to Washington for the holiday. Manning had a miserable game, going 13-of-27 and crossing the 100-yard mark for the night on the team’s next-to-last offensive play.

That 27-yard completion to Tavarres King was the team’s biggest gain of the night and Manning followed it with an interception that effectively ended the game. Manning was asked after the loss, which dropped the Giants to 2-9, if he was feeling worn out following another rough night.

“Yeah, yeah, it definitely does,” Manning said, via the New York Post. “It’s no fun losing, it’s no fun not scoring enough points offensively, so yeah, it can wear you out. It’ll test you, but just gotta keep going to the drawing board and find ways to play better and move the ball and score some points.”

The Giants only managed 12 points in that win over the Chiefs, so there’s a limit to how much Manning’s motivational speeches can accomplish given the cast of characters on hand. That will likely make trips to the drawing board fruitless ones until the Giants hit the reset button at the end of the year.

16 responses to “Eli Manning feeling worn out after latest loss

  1. It is so bad to watch. He gets no time to throw the ball, the receivers get no separation, and no team has more dropped passes. I admire Eli for fighting and fighting despite the fact that he has one arm tied behind his back. A lesser QB would become a turnover machine in these circumstances, yet he has mostly kept his team in the game into the second half. It’s amazing that some people want to run this guy out NY and actually blame this disaster on him. He has played tough and smart and besides Seattle has thrown the ball accurately – good luck finding somebody else.

  2. wib22 says:
    November 24, 2017 at 9:25 am
    Can never take away the fact that he beat brady twice in a super bowl.
    Correct statement and I gave it a thumbs up. A better way to phrase that would be “Eli was the starting QB when the Giants beat the Patriots in two Super Bowls”.

  3. It’s always sad to see a player with a long career come to the end of it. But that’s where it is with Eli. I think he plays one more year. But for all intent and purpose it’s over.

  4. I’ve never liked Eli. Why do people say he beat Brady twice? The defense beat Brady, not Eli. And quite frankly, Brady is one amazing catch and one Welker drop from having seven rings. Eli is not, and has never been, close to the talent Brady is.

  5. I saw four dropped passes, and I didn’t see the whole game. No way this loss is on Eli’s shoulders.

    I don’t know that any team in the last 20 years, other than a few iterations of the Browns, has been so devoid of talent at both WR and RB.

  6. skinsgal4life says:
    November 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I’ve never liked Eli. Why do people say he beat Brady twice? The defense beat Brady, not Eli.

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  7. wib22 says:
    November 24, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Can never take away the fact that he beat Brady twice in a super bowl

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  8. I have a feeling the Giants are taking a long look at Wyoming QB Josh Allen. He,like Eli, has no time in the pocket. The difference is Josh Allen is a great athlete and can avoid the rush. Darnold from USC is mobile too, but you might need the 1st pick to get him.

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