Aug 22, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) readies a pass during the second quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Eli Manning happy the starters got through the preseason healthy

The New York Giants’ first team offense has looked far from impressive during the NFL preseason, and with only a week left before Week 1 of the regular season, there is not much time to make any major changes.

Although most teams sat their starters for the fourth game of the preseason, the Giants first team offense did get playing time in their fifth game of the preseason, albeit very limited. Quarterback Eli Manning once again looked unimpressive, throwing 1-for-4 for zero yards.

In five preseason games, Manning has mustered only one touchdown and has looked inaccurate during his time on the field. Regardless of the negative media attention the team is getting, Manning is happy that his team made it through the preseason without any major injuries.

“Well, I thought we had a good week of practice,” Manning told “We didn’t get much going tonight, but we’re getting ready for Detroit, that first game. We got the starters out healthy so that’s always the most important thing. We have to get ready for Detroit on Monday night. It should be fun.”

Even though Manning himself has not looked great by any means, he has not lost any confidence moving forward.

“No, no, you don’t lose your confidence,” Manning continued. “You’re just trying to get everybody on the same page, your teammates and coaches.”

The Giants have about 10 days to get everyone on the same page before they start playing in games that actually mean something. If they can’t improve quickly, it may be a very long season for the New York Giants.


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