If this team is going to be able to survive all of these injuries, Eli Manning is going to have to get a lot better. Manning spent the first half of the Giants’ 26-10 loss in a daze, making bad decisions and overthrowing receivers. He got better in the second half, but it was too late as Jacksonville made the plays they needed to for the win.

This team seems to have lost its fire since the injury bug hit. Not getting Jeremy Shockey into the game early is a coaching mistake and they need to utilize him much more. Plaxico Burress needs to step up and stop taking plays off. If Tiki Barber’s thumb is truly hurt, sit him down and get Jacobs in there.

The good news for New York is that they have a home game against the Titans this weekend before a huge matchup with the Cowboys. If they win next Sunday, things suddenly look a lot brighter, but for now more things are wrong than are right in East Rutherford.

Photo of Bobby McCray sacking Eli Manning in the 4th quarter by AP/Phil Coale