Excerpt: "Eli Manning wanted consistency from his offense, and today at the Georgia Dome, he got it.
For the second straight week, he threw a brutal interception in the first quarter — this time, on the very first play.
It didn’t get much better, and unlike a week ago against the Saints, the Giants did not recover. Manning had started 134 regular-season games as a quarterback without the Giants getting shut out.
Well, there’s a first for everything.
“You want to go out there and play well, knowing how important that game was,” Manning said after this 34-0 loss to the Falcons. “You want to have your best performance and score points and when you don’t do that, when you know you had chances and you didn’t capitalize and they made plays, it’s tough.”
Tough is an understatement. Manning completed just 13 of 25 passes for 161 yards with two interceptions.
That added up to a passer rating of 38.9, his lowest of the season.
The performance seemed more troubling because the Giants thought they had broken out of a midseason slump.
Manning had four touchdown passes in a 52-27 victory against the Saints last week, but it was clear from the start that it would be a struggle against a stout Atlanta defense." Read more...