After Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants need a win and a tie in their final two games to avoid the worst 16-game season in franchise history. At 2-12, they would need to win both games to better the 3-12-1 record compiled by the 1983 team.
The 12 losses ties a franchise record, set in 1966 (1-12-1), 1974 (2-12), 1980 (4-12), 2003 (4-12) and 1983.
The Giants also dropped to 0-10 in NFC games and 0-5 in NFC East games.
Eli Manning notes
Manning’s 434 yards passing on Sunday was the fourth-highest total of his career.
Manning’s only other 300-yard passing game this season also came against Philadelphia, when he passed for 366 yards in Week 3.
Manning has now thrown more touchdown passes (51) against the Eagles than against any other opponent.
Other game notes
Evan Engram had a career-high eight receptions for 87 yards.
Running back Orleans Darkwa had few yards rushing (7) than carries (9).
Marvin Lewis for GM?
Could Marvin Lewis be stepping down as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals to signal the Giants that he wants to be considered for their vacant GM job? There was some discussion when the news broke on Sunday that the long-time Bengals coach would like a front-office role, in Cincinnati or elsewhere.
With Lewis expressing a desire to be a GM I wonder if today’s announcement was to help him throw his hat into the ring for NY GM job He and John Mara worked closely on the competition committee— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) December 17, 2017