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Even the biggest Eli Manning supporter has to admit he has stunk over his last four games. The stats back up what the eyes have seen—217 yards per game, 1 TD, 6 INT's and a 57.5% Comp—in these four contests.
The startling realization is that Manning hasn't exactly faced a murderer's row of passing defenses during this stretch. The only team in his last four games that rank in the top 15 in QB rating allowed is the Steelers, who are fifth in the NFL, allowing a QB rating of only 77.9.
What can Manning do to break out of his slump? I don't see anything mechanically wrong with his throwing motion or footwork. He may be a little tired due to the late bye week but that doesn't explain how poorly he has played.
The main reason for the slump is mental not physical—namely his willingness to force things when the rest of the offense is struggling. For instance, last week against the Bengals, Manning actually played well through the first two-and-a-half quarters, despite his receivers inability to consistently get open and the offensive line providing poor pass protection. He completed 17 of his first 22 passes for over 150 yards and avoided turning the ball over.
Then, all of a sudden, Manning tried to force a pass to Ramses Barden, and the ball somehow ended up in the hands of Bengals defensive lineman Pat Sims. One series later, after the Bengals extended their lead with a touchdown to 24-6, Manning severely under threw Martellus Bennett and Nate Clements made him pay with another interception. This led to another Cincinnati touchdown and the game was all but over.