New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning may by 0-4, but he hasn’t given up on the 2017 season just yet.
“I still think we’re a good team,” Manning said, per James Kratch of NJ.com. “We’re playing pretty good football, but we’re not playing great football. There’s not many mistakes being made. Guys are doing the right things. We’ve just got to do it better.”
It’s almost worse if there aren’t mistakes being made. The Giants lost to the now 2-2 Dallas Cowboys, 19-3, on Sept. 10. The following week, they lost by 14 to the Detroit Lions. If they’re not making mistakes, are they really that good?
To be fair to them, some of it does have to do with health. Star wide receiver Odell Beckham was injured and didn’t play in that first game. In the second, he had only four catches. He has slowly been getting better every week, and the Giants are getting closer. Their last loss was just a two-point loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Still, the odds of an 0-4 team getting to the postseason are exceptionally slim. The 992 Chargers are the only team that every did it. The Giants play the 0-4 Chargers on Sunday.
“We’ve got to get that first win, and you go from there. You never know what can happen,” Manning said. “We still feel like we’re a good team that can win a lot of games. Let’s make history and be the second team. That’s the only thing we can worry about. Let’s give ourselves a chance. No one know what’s going to happen, but if we don’t start winning soon, we will know what’s going to happen.”
With all due respect to Manning, who doesn’t want to mail it in after one month, it’s already pretty clear what’s going to happen.
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