Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
Everyone knew it would be a tough game for the Giants. Oh, everyone knew.
On Sunday, December 15, the Giants were absolutely trashed by the Seattle Seahawks, 23-0. The game showed just about every crack in the Giants' offensive line.
But the talk of the town? Well, it was the fact that Manning threw a season high of five interceptions within one game.
With his five interceptions, Manning became the all-time leader in interceptions in franchise history. He had 169 interceptions by the end of the Seahawks game and added two more by the end of the season. As this particular game ended, Manning also tied his season high of 25 interceptions.
Of the five, his fourth interception had to be the worst. Sure, the Giants were down by 16 and were probably not going to win the game. But the team had a whole quarter to do something, and they started out with an interception.
It was supposed to be a short pass from Manning to wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Instead, it was a Byron Maxwell interception. The ball just slipped past Nicks' hands, and there was zero fight to recover.
It was a play that showed Manning needed to better communicate with his receivers.
But it was also a play that showed Nicks not really caring. That sure doesn't look good when you have to search for a place to play next season.