Eli Manning’s nightmare of a season has a fitting finish

Eli Manning leads the NFL in interceptions (27) in 2013.

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Eli Manning was in a walking boot and needed crutches after Sunday’s 20-6 win against the Redskins.

Manning threw his league-leading 27th interception and sprained his ankle on the same play in the first half. He never returned to action.

Manning completed 10 of 24 passes for 152 yards including a 24-yard strike to Jerrel Jernigan for a touchdown.

It’s an ugly way to end Manning’s nightmare of a season. Manning posted a career low in touchdowns (17) and his completion percentage (58.3%) and total yards (3,666) were his worst over the last five years.

Here’s an image of the Giants’ signal caller via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News:

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