Eli Manning on pace to get sacked 55 times, by far the most in his career

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Giants quarterback Eli Manning is getting sacked more this year than ever before in his NFL career.

Manning has been sacked 24 times in the Giants’ first seven games. That puts him on pace to get sacked 55 times this season, which would be by far the most in his career.

The 37-year-old Manning has never been sacked 50 times in a season, or even 40 times in a season. His previous high is 39 sacks, in 2013.

In last night’s loss to the Falcons, Manning was sacked four times. This year only one quarterback in the NFL, Houston’s Deshaun Watson, has been sacked more than Manning. Watson has been sacked 26 times.

When the Giants signed left tackle Nate Solder to a four-year, $62 million contract this offseason, they were expecting Manning to stay upright more. That hasn’t been the case. The Giants’ offense has been a mess, and Manning’s inability to escape pressure has been a big part of that.

41 responses to “Eli Manning on pace to get sacked 55 times, by far the most in his career

  1. Solder and Will Hernandez are getting torched out there…

    and for as good as he has been running and catching, Barkley is terrible at picking up the Blitz

  2. It’s amazing to me how many teams have issues with the o line yet nearly every season, the Pats get whomever they have to do their jobs. Outside of a couple games versus incredible D lines in the past, the Pats get it done. How in the hell do they do it?

  3. They should trade Eli to Jags has a favor to Eli. That Oline is atrocious. Although the Jags Oline might be just as bad.

  4. Eli missed a couple of wide open receivers last night. He is running scared back there. It could be time for him to hang ’em up.

  5. Time to move on from Eli….just means some other QB is going to get buried behind that line though so it’s not really going to make the Giants a better team. When the guards just let guys blow up the middle the way the Giants guards do way too often even a mobile QB is going to get sacked a lot on this team. And the thing is most QB aren’t going to be as durable as Manning. The next Giants QB….if he’s not playing behind a much better line is going to be getting hurt a lot.

  6. I’m just waiting for the legion of fans to blame Odell (who should have had three touchdowns last night). He’s the second-fastest receiver in NFL history to record 5,000 yards. Call him a diva. Call him whatever you want. He plays hard and it’s a production based league.

  7. I can’t believe this guy will be in the Hall of Fame for 2 great playoff runs with a couple of 10-6 and 9-7 teams in his career.

    His best attribute? A long and healthy run. No small achievement, but HOF? he’s a .500 QB.

  8. Should have looked at tape on Solder instead of assuming he was good at stopping the pass rush, he’s a good run blocker but a determined cheerleader could get past him to sack the QB. That’s okay with me, though, I like to see Eli on the ground.

  9. ikeclanton says:
    October 23, 2018 at 11:11 am
    I can’t believe this guy will be in the Hall of Fame for 2 great playoff runs with a couple of 10-6 and 9-7 teams in his career.

    His best attribute? A long and healthy run. No small achievement, but HOF? he’s a .500 QB.

    It’s OK, the Hall of Fame doesn’t mean much since they let Terrell(1/2 career) Davis in!

  10. To be fair, a lot the sacks are not Eli’s fault. There’s a a reason why the Patriots let Solder walk last year. He was the reason for a lot of Brady’s sacks.

  11. Outside of a couple games versus incredible D lines in the past, the Pats get it done. How in the hell do they do it?
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    It’s called coaching – Dante Scarnecchia is an outstanding o-line coach. Also, the fear of getting cut by BB on any given day makes players focus on their jobs more.

  12. Nate Solder was no loss to the Pats. He is often injured and when in the game, I lost track of the number of times he would be standing near a prone Tom Brady, looking confused as to how that happened. BB makes his living letting players go before they become liabilities or are just not worth the cost of keeping them. I’ll bet the Titans are reconsidering the Butler deal just as much as the Gmen are questioning the amount they paid for the “talents” of Nate Solder.

  13. A bad O line and a QB with the mobility of a concrete lawn statue add up to issues. The miracle is his durability with all the hits he takes. The Giants look really bad at this point. They have to start over from square one, and that malignant tumor named OBJ is a big part of the problem.

  14. Although others have said it here, I have to pile on by admitting I’ll miss that gosh-darn-it look he sometimes has.

  15. And yet DeSean Watson, a young, athletic QB, has been sacked more often. It’s the horrible O-line, period. Spare me the “escapability” factor.

  16. Ike.. He has comparable or better stats than Aikman. Oh, and Eli never got to play with an Emmitt Smith or Michael Irvin, both HOF’s. Top 10 in every category, top 5 in many. Hate the guy all you want, he’ll be in the HOF.

  17. And yet, according to NFL.com, Eli is currently ranked number 6 in overall QB stats for the year, ahead of Rodgers, Brady and Roethlisberger. It’s a team sport.

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