If you follow the New York Giants in recent years, you know to expect three things, death, taxes, and the Giants going through a cold streak mid-season. Could the Giants be heading down that slippery mid-season slope this year right now? Well, the Giants will only go as far as Eli Manning takes them. Unless you’re the 1985 Chicago Bears, it matters who your quarterback is.
Manning is not a fan of the month of November. Manning is just 13-18 for his career in the month of November. His career passing yardage in November is the lowest of any month during the season. He has the fewest yards per attempt in November and has thrown 41 interceptions, the most of any month in his career. However, let’s delve deeper into the team.
Last year, the Giants came into November with a 5-2 record. They ended the month at 6-5. 2010 they came in 5-2 and managed to play .500 and ended the month 7-4. In 2009, they started the month at 5-2 and finished the month at 6-5. Three years of struggling is a trend, not just a blip on the radar.
The Giants have not played well in the past six quarters. Eli has been a part of it, but the defense hasn’t played that well either, and the kick coverage had their worst game of the year last week. November is always a troubling month for the Giants. The question is can they right the ship or go down the same road that they have for the past few years? That question may start and end with the quarterback.