Despite his success, negativity and doubt have followed Peyton’s younger brother since the moment he was traded from the San Diego Chargers to the New York Giants on draft day of 2004. Regardless of what he does or how well he performs – even in a league that lives and dies by the motto, “What have you done for me lately?” – he is questioned and criticized.
In Sunday's 41-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns, Manning was downright dominating. He rallied his team from a 14-0 deficit, and was routinely making some of the most accurate passes of his career. He ended the game completing 25 of 37 passes (67.6%) for 259 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
What's that? There's an interception in the box score? He sailed a pass or two? Yikes. You know by now that's all it takes for the critics to come out and play. And play they did.
Brad Gagnon, Bleacher Report
"[This] marks the third straight week that Manning wasn't the top-producing Giant, and it's the second time in three weeks where the difference on offense came on the ground, not in the air."
Brad Allis, Wildcat Sports Report
"Eli Manning throws high frequently."
Joe Lodgers, Giants 101 Facebook
"Eli sucks …I'd still rather have Peyton."
Travis Fredborg, Twitter
"Eli Manning looks like one of those kids that goes to Disneyland with make a wish foundation"
D Alissandratos, Twitter
"I feel like Eli manning purposely sucks [expletive] in the first part of games so he can say he got a comeback."
Brett Mott, Twitter
"Imagine if Forrest Gump and Rainman had a kid, that's Eli Manning."
mdc1, Big Blue Interactive
"[More] balls up for grabs from Eli. Will he ever learn?"
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