Manning didn't see Matthews on INT

December, 5, 2011
12/05/11
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Everyone inside Met Life Stadium seemed to see Clay Matthews coming.

But the one guy who really needed to see him -- Eli Manning -- claims he couldn't.

In an interview on "The Michael Kay Show" on ESPN New York 1050 on Monday, Manning said he never saw Matthews before he threw a check-down pass that the linebacker picked off and returned 38 yards for a touchdown.

"I started rolling right and saw [intended target Ahmad Bradshaw] and I think Matthews was just blocked out," Manning told Kay. "I honestly just never saw him until the ball was leaving my hand. I thought I had Ahmad open and [Matthews] broke on it and he was blocked [from Manning's view]. So, unfortunately we gave him an easy seven points."

The Matthews touchdown gave Green Bay a 14-10 lead. They went on to win, 38-35.

TUCK SAYS PACK'S O-LINE IS WEAK LINK: Attention remaining Packers' opponents: Justin Tuck thinks he's found Green Bay's weak link -- the offensive line.

The Giants sacked Aaron Rodgers twice and hit him six times on Sunday, days after defensive coordinator Perry Fewell implored his defense to get after Rodgers "a--."

Tuck had one sack and five tackles.

Twenty-four hours after his performance, Tuck called the Green Bay offensive line "vulnerable."

"I think Aaron makes up a lot for the fact that they are vulnerable," Tuck said on an interview with WFAN on Monday. "Obviously, they have to two Pro Bowl-caiber guys out in Chad Clinton and [Josh] Sitton.... I think [the offensive line] would be the weak point of their offense at this point."

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