Eli playing like elite QB at bye week


Eli Manning spoke on ESPN New York 1050’s “The Michael Kay Show” on Monday night, but didn’t make any headlines. For the most part, that's not his style.

Listen to the complete interview:

Play DownloadThe Giants quarterback, however, did turn heads earlier this season when he said that he saw himself in the same class as Patriots signal-caller Tom Brady. (Well, yeah, what did you want him to say?)

Johnette Howard wrote a terrific column Sunday, saying that through the first six weeks of the season, Manning has backed up his words, and served as Big Blue's Most Valuable Player so far.

His numbers have been fantastic. Here they are with his NFL rank in parenthesis.

Completion Percentage: 63.8 (ninth)

Passing Yards: 1,778 (fifth)

Touchdowns: 11 (sixth)

Interceptions: 5 (T-14th)

QB Rating: 101.1 (third)

Notes on Manning from ESPN Stats & Info: He hasn't thrown an interception in three of his last four games and, with Sunday's victory, improved to 22-5 all-time in October (.815), the best mark of any quarterback who has started his career in the Super Bowl era. For what's worth, Manning ranks 10th overall in ESPN's Total Quarterback Rating with a 62.5.

Given what happened last season -- NFL highs of 25 interceptions and 30 turnovers -- Manning has certainly turned it around. And he's done so without Steve Smith and Kevin Boss -- two of his top targets in the past.

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