The New York Giants welcomed the Los Angeles Rams into their home earlier today, and got thoroughly embarrassed. That's not an overstatement, nor is it hyperbole. They were thoroughly and utterly embarrassed by Jared Goff and co.
On a cold and miserable day at MetLife Stadium, it was the Giants players that looked like they didn't want to be there, not the disgruntled fans who sat in the rain to watch a truly inept display from both sides of the ball.
Todd Gurley, Sammy Watkins, Aaron Donald, Robert Woods and the aforementioned Goff ran the Giants ragged, eventually winning out 51-17 on Sunday afternoon...and it could have big implications for the Giants.
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo wasn't exactly best pleased with the Rams putting up a fifty-burger on his side at home and he intimated that there could be changes coming for the G-Men in the upcoming week.
And one of those changes may involve Eli Manning, the talismanic and Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
In his post-game press conference on Sunday, McAdoo said that they need to look at the possibility of getting reps to players who have a chance to be part of their future.
"That includes everybody," McAdoo said when asked if the quarterbacks are among those in play of being switched in and out.
Manning was nowhere close to being at fault for the loss, but his coach still lamented some of his play.
"It’s disappointing," McAdoo said afterwards. "We had chances down the field. We got to make those throws and make those catches. It’s pro football. We got to catch them on all opportunities like that. You don’t get many in the game."
Is this the end of the Eli Manning era in New York? Probably not. But in a season where all their big names are either injured (OBJ, Marshall) or suspended (Jenkins), it might be best to shut down Eli and keep him safe for when everyone is back.