New York Giants QB Eli Manning has not thrown a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game, leaving some to wonder if there is anything physically wrong with him. Manning threw two interceptions in a lopsided victory for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Manning had a couple of opportunities to throw touchdown passes. Manning threw a solid vertical pass to WR Victor Cruz, who dropped the sure touchdown. Also in the second half, Manning completed a pass to TE Martellus Bennett, but he was stopped at the one-yard line. RB Andre Brown ran it in for a score.
Are the Giants throwing the football too much? Does Manning have a tired arm? Manning told reporters he’s physically fine, and it doesn’t appear as if anything is wrong with him at the moment. The Giants simply aren’t playing well as an offensive unit, so something must change over the bye week.
If Manning somehow does have a tired arm, he has a bye week to rest it. There are a lot of other players dealing with injuries who can use the bye week as well. RB Ahmad Bradshaw and WR Hakeem Nicks are certainly two players who can use a lot of rest.
This may be the latest in a season where the Giants have received a bye week. It appears they are going through their usual November slump, but their schedule after the bye isn’t peaches and cream. It is important for the Giants to get their offense corrected during the bye.
The Giants have the Green Bay Packers coming up after their bye week. The Packers have hit their stride after starting the season a little sluggish. They will most likely go into that game without CB Charles Woodson and LB Clay Matthews, so the Giants offense must take advantage.