Another week, another letdown of a performance from the New York Giants, who dropped to 2-14 after a 23-0 road loss to the Arizona Cardinals, who improve to 7-8 after 16 weeks of football.
Ageless Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, as always, stole the show for Arizona, as he plucked down nine passes for 119 receiving yards and a touchdown. Larry Legend even had a 21-yard pass completion.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning, meanwhile, played poorly. He went 27-of-45 for 263 passing yards with two interceptions and zero touchdowns. The Giants’ backfield didn’t fare any better, rushing for a pathetic total of 43 yards on 20 attempts. Despite the overall ugliness of their play, somehow there’s still a positive takeaway for the Giants from this game.
That positive is the fact that Manning climbed a notch up on the NFL’s all-time passing yards, overtaking John Elway for the sixth spot.
Eli Manning has passed John Elway (51,475) for 6th place on the all-time passing yards list.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 25, 2017
Manning entered the Cardinals game with 51,287 career passing yards and finished the contest with 51,550. Depending on how long Manning will continue playing in the NFL, he could have a shot at breaking into the top five list. Dan Marino currently occupies the fifth spot with 61,361 passing yards. Eli’s older brother, Payton, is the all-time leader with 71,940 passing yards.