The New York Giants’ defense did everything possible to help them win against a first-place Chicago Bears team on Sunday. That included an early pick-six from linebacker Alec Ogletree.
Unfortunately, veteran quarterback Eli Manning was not up to the task. The struggling former Super Bowl winner was absolutely atrocious in the first half against Chicago, completing 7-of-17 passes for 73 yards with zero touchdowns and this horrible interception into the hands of Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller.
Eli Manning throws an absolute dart to Bears CB Kyle Fuller. https://t.co/w6vuvjYnfQ
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 2, 2018
Needless to say, football fans and writers the world over were quick to blast Eli for another ugly performance.
In fact, some are calling for Manning to be benched.
Others weren’t as kind.
The Giants should bench Eli and see what this kid can do v a Good Defense
— Greg (@RealistSpeaking) December 2, 2018
Ladies and gentleman. The Eli Manning era has all but ended. Time to see what Kyle Lauletta has got. #GiantsPride
— Adam Grassani (@AGrassani6) December 2, 2018
— Fort Hays State Student (@sacketology) December 2, 2018
eli manning is going to be a hall of famer one day but 37-year old, 2018 eli manning is a negative quarterback who makes the entire offense worse.
— Ryan Disdier (@ryandisdier) December 2, 2018
Chase Daniel vs Eli Manning pic.twitter.com/WUXivyxLUn
— Sean Brennan (@therealdesean10) December 2, 2018
Eli Manning is having a lot of trouble connecting with Odell Beckham today. 6 targets so far, only 1 catch.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 2, 2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Part VII: The Kid Says Goodbye (The Benching of Eli Manning)
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) December 2, 2018
Endings are very rarely fun, clean, or pleasant. The end has come for Eli Manning. That series should just about do it. Put his name on the ring of honor, and get it over with already.
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) December 2, 2018
Eli Manning has a 3.8 quarterback rating.
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) December 2, 2018