Shurmur On WFAN: 'I Feel Good About Where Eli Is'

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November 20, 2018 - 6:07 pm
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By WFAN.com

The New York Giants are officially on a winning streak. Those wins were against poor opposition in the 49ers and the Buccaneers, but wins are wins, and Pat Shurmur’s team now has three of them.

Eli Manning’s play was receiving quite a bit of criticism as the Giants struggled. Some around the NFL wondered if the long-time Giants QB was due to be replaced, but those demands are quieter now as Manning has been a driving force behind the team’s back-to-back victories.

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The 37-year-old has thrown five touchdowns and zero interceptions over the last two weeks. In Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers he completed an astonishing 17 out of the 18 passes he tossed.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur joined Mike Francesa on Tuesday afternoon and backed his quarterback who had previously been under fire earlier in the season. Shurmur was impressed with Manning’s showing against Tampa Bay.

“That’s a winning performance from a quarterback, and along with that he was throwing touchdown passes,” said Shurmur. “I feel good about where Eli is, especially the last two weeks. We won a game two weeks ago where we had to come back and win it. In this one here we played from the front … now we’re going on to play … a really good Philly team.”

Shurmur also spoke about his team’s need to find their pass rush once again in order to force more turnovers. The Giants' defensive front was not able to get much pressure on Jameis Winston on Sunday. 

“We gotta just keep trying to find the rush,” he said. “I think that will help us on the back end. The key to the drill, though, is we scored when we got down there. Those turnovers are huge … in our three victories we’re plus eight in turnovers, and in our seven losses we’re minus eight. That’s a key factor when you’re playing winning football.”

Listen to the full interview with Pat Shurmur below: