Eli Manning Says He Doesn't Have a Tired Arm, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistNovember 12, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 11:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants is hit as he throws the ball by Geno Atkins #97 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Eli Manning hasn't been himself for over a month now, which has led some experts to believe he's suffering from a "tired arm." That would be concerning, because after this week, the New York Giants' franchise quarterback won't be getting another break.

But Manning insists that's not the case. Unfortunately, though, he can't offer much of an explanation for his lack of effectiveness.

"I don't think so," he said Sunday when asked if his arm is tired, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. "I feel like I'm making the throws, and I don't feel like it's tired."

But there's evidence, on tape and all, that he isn't, in fact, making the throws. His receivers and his pass protectors haven't been doing him a lot of favors, but Manning simply hasn't been accurate enough. And if that doesn't change, the Giants could be in a lot of trouble. 

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...


Dallas Cowboys

Kenyon Coleman needs an MRI on his triceps following Sunday's game, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

Debbie Downer Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram points out that while the Cowboys scored 38 points as a team Sunday, the offense itself still only scored 17.


New York Giants

In his report card from Sunday, ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk gives the Giants' coaching staff an F.

Mark Hale of the New York Post looks at Victor Cruz's sudden struggles


Philadelphia Eagles

From PhillyMag.com's Tim McManus: Andy Reid says Michael Vick remains the Eagles' quarterback if healthy

Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Reid's Eagles have reached a new low.


Washington Redskins

Mike Jones of the Washington Post writes that the 'Skins are back at work today following the bye.

Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times writes that, at the bye week, Robert Griffin III has exceeded expectations