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As a quarterback who plays in New York and has already won two Super Bowls—more than his famous older brother—Eli Manning is going to be placed under a massive microscope each season.
For that reason alone, Manning has regressed this season.
Last year, the younger Manning threw for just over 5,000 yards and threw 29 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, giving him an outstanding 92.9 quarterback rating.
Things have taken a turn for the worse for Manning in 2012. He's thrown for just 3,429 yards, 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The numbers give him just a 86.4 quarterback rating.
Furthermore, the Giants have been struggling as of late, and are now in danger of losing their grip on the top spot in the NFC East heading into the postseason. Much of the blame can fall on the shoulders of Manning, who has regressed from his outstanding 2011 season.