Giants QB Manning running out of chances

The New York Giants are back from a bye, which means questions about Eli Manning’s future once again are percolating.The Giants are saddled with a 1-7 record after five consecutive losses, and New York coach Pat Shurmur refused to guarantee that Manning’s starting quarterback job is safe past Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.”You worry about this week. We got the 49ers,” Manning told reporters. “I got a job to do, and I’m going to do it to the best of my ability.”The embattled Manning continues to deflect questions about his future. As for feeling any urgency, Manning says he does.Not for himself but for the team.”I think there’s urgency to get things going, for sure,” Manning said. “We got to get some wins. We got to get going, and everybody wants it. The team needs it, for the morale and for just the hard work and everything we put in. Just need to reap the benefits of the work, and feel good about what we’re doing.”The stagnant offense has scored 20 or fewer points in six of eight games, including the past three.The Giants rank 27th in scoring offense (18.8 points per game) and 20th in total offense (353.2 yards per game) and Manning is aware many opportunities have been squandered.”I think it’s just scoring more points in the red zone,” Manning said. “I feel like we’re moving the ball well. I feel like we’ve made improvements between the first four games, and the second four games. Getting yards and moving the ball, and getting down there, and being a little bit more explosive. Now, we need to translate that into more touchdowns.”

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