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Eli Manning watched a lot of the game from the ground.
Playing into New York's offensive ineptitude was Manning's poor placement of the football.
Manning threw five interceptions against the Seahawks, more than he has ever thrown in a single game. Of the 31 passes he attempted, an astounding 16 percent were hauled in by the wrong team. He also fumbled the ball twice, but right guard David Diehl was able to pounce on both loose balls.
Interceptions have marred Manning's 2013 season. He has now thrown 25 of them, tying the career-high he first set back in 2010. At the rate he has been throwing picks this season, there's a good chance he eclipses that mark.
Manning's five interceptions versus the Seahawks raised his career total to 169, which surpassed Charlie Conerly's half-century-old franchise mark of 167 career interceptions.
The numbers do not lie. Manning throws a lot of risky balls, and he is not one to shy away from a 50-50 chance at a big completion. While this style of play lends itself to many interceptions, it also pays dividends in the touchdown column. Last season, Manning eclipsed the franchise's all-time touchdown pass record, formerly held by Phil Simms. Earlier this season, he passed Simms' yardage record.
In 2013, however, the good and the bad have not gone hand-in-hand. Instead, it has been mostly just bad.
This isn't Manning's first 20-interception season—it's his third. He reached that mark in both 2007 and 2010, but in those seasons, the touchdowns were much more plentiful. In fact, in 2010, despite setting a career-high interception mark, Manning topped 30 touchdowns for the first and only time of his career.
Manning's 25 interceptions this season completely overshadow his 16 touchdowns. The New York passer has not connected once with Hakeem Nicks for a touchdown this season, and, aside from a hat-trick of scores in Week 1 and a stray 69-yarder in Week 4, Victor Cruz has also been largely shut out of the end zone in 2013.
While Manning is clearly not at his best, until he has an improved offensive line and more consistent skill players, these are the statistics you can expect him to produce.