Well kids. Time to bring this back up to the front. When Eli responded to his injury a week later by destroying the Raiders, I thought, "OK, so I really don't know what I'm talking about and Eli is fine."
Guess again. Three losses and counting now -- including an upset loss to the Cardinals.
Manning threw two more interceptions this past Sunday against the Eaglets and was overthrowing his receivers right and left -- all day long.
It's a sign -- to me -- that the Achilles injury is still bothering him quite a bit. If you can't plant your foot during the throwing motion your passes tend to flutter. And they were fluttering quite a bit on him last weekend.
Now -- kids -- when your defense gives up 40-plus points a game? Offense isn't the problem. Manning isn't entirely to blame for this sudden breakdown. But I have a feeling that the Achilles is playing a role in his recent performances -- and the team just isn't saying anything about it.