Manning completed 19 of 31 passes for 188 yards and three touchdowns in Monday night's 27-23 win over the 49ers.
Manning's final touchdown went to Sterling Shepard with under a minute left to give New York a dramatic victory. Although penalties helped the Giants move down the field late, Manning found Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley for big gains to put them in scoring position. He also hooked up with star wideout Odell Beckham for his first two touchdowns of the evening, giving Manning a season high in passing scores. Without any turnovers, either, Manning heads into Week 11's matchup against the Buccaneers in relatively good form.
Coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that Manning would retain the starting quarterback job for Monday's game against the 49ers, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
In light of Manning's poor play through the Giants' first eight games, there was some thought that Shurmur might make a change behind center coming out of a Week 9 bye, but any plans on that front likely went out the window after rookie fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta was arrested Oct. 30 for three offenses in a traffic incident. Shurmur relayed Tuesday that Lauletta wouldn't be suspended by the team following the arrest, but the misstep will be enough for Manning to get at least one more start. It's worth noting that Shurmur wouldn't commit to Manning starting for the remainder of the season, according to Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com, so the veteran signal-caller will need to step up his performance if he's to earn future opportunities beyond Week 10. Manning returns to action with a favorable matchup against a non-contending San Francisco squad short on secondary talent, but his struggles to evade the pass rush along with the poor downfield accuracy he's displayed thus far could continue to hinder his effectiveness.
Coach Pat Shurmur said he hasn't talked to the front office about Manning and the quarterback situation, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Manning's continued struggles have led to whispers about Kyle Lauletta or even Alex Tanney getting a look at some point this season, but there isn't much reason to think it will happen when the team comes out of a Week 8 bye. Lauletta is a rookie fourth-round pick from an FCS program, while Tanney is a 30-year-old journeyman with 14 career pass attempts to his name. The likely plan is to stick with Manning for now and prepare to draft a quarterback early next year, though it makes more sense to give Lauletta a chance in a game if he looks comfortable in practice later this season. The team has been keeping Tanney active as the No. 2 quarterback on Sundays.
Manning completed 30 of 47 pass attempts for 316 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Redskins.
Manning attempted 47 passes as the Giants played from behind for much of the day, topping the 300-yard mark for the third time in four games. Unfortunately, he threw interceptions in the second and third quarters as his side tried to come back and didn't throw a touchdown pass until he found Evan Engram from two yards out near the end of the game. Manning now has a 4:5 TD:INT mark over his last four games and his team hasn't surpassed 20 points in any of the last three. He'll go back to the drawing board during the upcoming bye week before taking on the 49ers in Week 10.
Shurmur also relayed that New York wouldn't explore the trade market for another quarterback ahead of the Oct. 30 deadline, but that was always a likely outcome with the 1-6 Giants trending toward another losing season. The 37-year-old Manning no longer looks like the solution behind center for the Giants, but he may have at least temporarily delayed a changing of the guard by submitting one of his better outings of the season Monday in a 23-20 loss to the Falcons, completing 27 of 38 passes for 399 yards and a touchdown. Even so, it wouldn't be a major surprise if the Giants pulled the plug on their longtime starter at some point in the second half of the season and gave rookie fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta an extended look.
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