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Should We Worry about Eli?

When a team only has 5 games at this point in the season, it’s evident that there are many things wrong across the board.

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One of the biggest issues with the Giants this year is that even normally-even-keel Eli Manning has had a down year.

The two-time Super MVP has a reputation for making the right decisions in the right moments and with his NFL-leading 20 interceptions, he has not met those expectations this year.

“He’s never been a guy who has had 30 touchdowns, 5 interceptions,” said former Giants quarterback Danny Kanell and current ESPN analyst. “He’s always been willing to take risks, which is great because when he gets hot he gets through the playoffs and wins Super Bowls.

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“But when he’s not, he’ll have games four interceptions or five interceptions. The high interception isn’t that out of the ordinary.

“In the NFL it is so hard to be consistently good, to win year in and year out. That’s why free agency happens, it was meant to even things out to give everybody a chance. It’s just one of those years where Eli has struggled.

In an off-season where the Giants will undoubtedly re-evaluate the contract situation of many starters, Manning should not worry about his job in New York.

“I would not for a second be concerned about his long-term success as a Giants quarterback.”

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