Eli Manning added some more accolades to his Hall of Fame argument in Monday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The career long New York Giants QB is now the 7th all-time touchdown passer and 7th all time in passing yards climbing over Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger who was sidelined early in the season with an elbow injury.
The 2-time Super Bowl MVP was on fire in the first half of Monday night’s game, but fell flat when it counted the most. Eli finished the game with a 50 percent completion percentage with two touchdown passes both to Darius Slayton. Manning threw for 203 yards on 30 attempts.
This was Manning’s first game since mid-September when he was benched for the rookie QB Daniel Jones. Jones was sidelined for Monday’s game due to a high ankle sprain.
“That’s why you practice and play… to go out there and compete on Sunday. Obviously would’ve liked to get the win,” Eli said in a post game presser.
Jones’ injury is said to not be too serious and could be back before season’s end, so it is unknown whether or not Manning may have made his last start this season and possibly for his career.