One Manning brother is having the season of his life while the other is having one that he wishes he could forget. Eli Manning added another three interceptions to his total last night as the New York Giants lost to the Chicago Bears.
The Giants are now 0-6 and Manning now has 15 interceptions on the season.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said that Manning wasn’t to blame for all three interceptions but the former Super Bowl MVP was pretty hard on himself after the game.
Manning said: “It’s frustrating not winning… I feel like I’m not doing my part to give this team some wins and some chances. Our guys are fighting hard, and they’re doing their part, and I need to start doing mine.”
Eli and the Giants were able to pull within one score of the Chicago Bears with a few minutes left in the game and it looked like they were on their way to a game winning touchdown. But then Eli’s pass sailed through the hands of Brandon Myers and into the hands of Tim Jennings.
The pass was devastating for the Giants and especially Eli Manning.
The Giants QB said: “I had a guy open. Felt that it came out like I wanted it to. Obviously it was a little too high. It was unfortunate. Felt like we were about to go drive and win the game and I make a mistake.”
UPI reports that some critics are calling for Coughlin to bench Manning for the next game but Defensive end Justin Tuck said that that isn’t the solution. Tuck said that Manning’s raw emotion after the Giants loss to the Bears showed that he is ready to get out of his rut and start winning again.
Tuck said: “He’s in a rut right now… So is this team. I know Eli wants to be the Eli of old, and I believe he will be. He’ll get out of this rut.”