Eli Manning Gives New York Giants Chance To Win


At the end of the day the New York Giants have the most important piece of the puzzle in NFL Football. Eli Manning is a franchise quarterback who gives the Giants a chance to win games. While it may not be the only piece to the puzzle that matters having the franchise quarterback gives the Giants an ounce of legitimacy.

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The quarterback can single handedly put a team on his back. Look at the Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck is everything to that team. Manning is in a similar situation with the Giants. The Giants need Manning to put up big numbers to win. The offensive line isn’t great. The defense ranked 29th last season and while it has been upgraded, it doesn’t at all look to be dominant this year. The Giants have no proven run game, Manning has to constantly chuck the football around.

When Manning is slinging touchdown passes all over the place, the team has a chance to win. During the Giants 7 game losing streak Manning had some great games. Manning threw for three touchdowns in both losses to the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants put up 24 points against the Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jun 16, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) makes a pass during minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports

In the loss to the Colts, the Giants gave up 40 points and couldn’t keep up. In the game against the Jaguars the Giants offensive line disappeared in the second half, that and turnovers changed the game. The point is that in most of the Giants ten losses from a year ago, Manning did enough to win the game.

The offensive line failed him. The defense failed him. Not having a running game failed him. It’s like a group project in school where one guy has to do all the work. Manning isn’t getting enough help from his team, which almost sounds ridiculous when you consider who he has to throw the ball to.

Manning gives the Giants a chance to win. He isn’t perfect and sometimes his inconsistency is enough to make you throw the remote at the television. That being said, he is the Giants best player and the team has to pick up their share of the work.

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