Oc t 6, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning: 'I don't think I'm playing lousy'

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is not having the type of season Giants fans are accustomed to seeing from their star quarterback. Manning has thrown more interceptions (12) than touchdowns (eight) and is completing only 53.7% of his passes. Still, the New York quarterback believes his game is just a few tweaks and breaks away from coming together.

Here’s what Manning had to say on WFAN radio when he was asked about his poor play and the criticism he’s received:

That’s the thing. I don’t think I’m playing lousy. I think I’m seeing the defenses well. I think I’m throwing the ball accurately. So I feel like I’m in sync, my fundamentals are good, everything’s kind of in place. It’s just a matter of getting in some bad predicaments and not catching many breaks and just getting in some tough spots (ESPN).

Wide receiver Victor Cruz also defended Manning, saying it was unfair that media members were placing all the blame on a single player.

Manning will have a chance to redeem himself when his team takes on the Chicago Bears this Thursday.

[Source: ESPN]

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