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07:20 AM ET 09.17 | At the very least, Carolina beckons, but all is clearly not well with the Giants. Welcome to Eli Manning's worst nightmare: the starting running back in the head coach's doghouse, an offensive line that couldn't push Justin Bieber off the ball Sunday, an enemy defense that waits in ambush and defies the quarterback to beat it through the air and a defense that can't get to the passer the way it should. "He'll figure it out, I think he's pressing a little bit," defensive end Justin Tuck said Monday. "I think Eli's feeling there's a lot of pressure on him to make a big play and he's forcing the ball a little bit. I have all the faith that they're going to correct it." ... [Most] of all, he needs to remember how to be Elite Eli. "Every interception has its own story, but I have to be smarter with the football."

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September 17, 2013  07:34 AM ET

Of course they couldn't push Justin Bieber around, he's all jack up on weed, and you know how dangerous that can be.

September 17, 2013  07:35 AM ET

Every year, same story beginning of the season and the next thing you know the Giants get rolling into the playoffs.

September 17, 2013  07:37 AM ET

Yeah, but this year feels different. The Giants just don't look very good at all. Could be one of those years.

September 17, 2013  07:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Every year, same story beginning of the season and the next thing you know the Giants get rolling into the playoffs.

Like last year?

That said, the NFC East is anybody's division this season. Anybody's.

September 17, 2013  07:44 AM ET

Beiber bro ?

September 17, 2013  07:50 AM ET
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Beiber bro ?

I thought he was busy carrying Money's jock around...

September 17, 2013  07:50 AM ET

Well, no matter how bad the Post wants to spin things, I bet Eli's mantra is "At least I'm not in Jacksonville." Although it does seem, with very little evidence mind you, that the NFC East is the Larry Mondello of the NFL, a nice kid but out of shape and a bit dim witted.

September 17, 2013  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Like last year?That said, the NFC East is anybody's division this season. Anybody's.

Could be one of those years with a division winner at 7-9.

September 17, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Oh My ---> Now that that's out of the way... Giants will make a late push and bounce back in the division but won't fare well outside of it.

September 17, 2013  08:08 AM ET
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...the NFC East is the Larry Mondello of the NFL, a nice kid but out of shape and a bit dim witted.

I was thinking along the lines of Arnold Horshack... but we're on the same page here.

September 17, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Hello Eli, If nobody has told you, the season has started, you score points by getting your team to score touchdowns, You hurt the team when the other team gets an interception!

September 17, 2013  08:23 AM ET

This.. /\/\/\/\

September 17, 2013  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I thought he was busy carrying Money's jock around...

I think that's only a part-time gig.

September 17, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Eli is a Manning... But he's no Peyton Manning. He needs a running game, otherwise he's going to continue forcing it down the field.

September 17, 2013  08:36 AM ET

Now he'll have a big day against the Panthers.

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September 17, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Eli is not the problem..But like most QBs, when the ship starts to sink it becomes their job to plug the holes. Just not possible. QBs who can run and throw can cover up some weaknesses, but pocket passers cannot.

September 17, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Eli is part of the problem? A QB that took you to two Super Bowls in the past 6 years is a problem? No. Maddening inconsistency is a problem, and that's been a problem for the Giants since Parcells left.

September 17, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Yeah, the Giants are a mess right now. But of all the good franchises going through hard times this season: Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New England, I still think NY has the best chance to turn it around. Maybe it's the weak division, maybe it's because they're playing so badly they've got to get better. Maybe I'm just a homer.

 
September 17, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Now he'll have a big day against the Panthers.

He better...

I'm picking them.

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