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Giants Now: Eli Manning is clutch on Twitter, too


Eli Manning is clutch on Twitter, too

Eli Manning came up big for the Giants time and time again throughout his playing career.

Across 16 seasons, Manning led the Giants on 37 game winning drives in the regular season, good for 10th on the all-time list, including 27 fourth quarter comebacks. He added four fourth quarter comebacks and five game-winning drives in the postseason, which of course includes the two game-winning drives he led in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI.

The two-time Super Bowl MVP came through in the clutch on numerous occasions for the Giants. Now, the retired legendary quarterback is doing more of the same, but this time on social media.

Manning nearly broke the internet when he first joined Twitter back in May, a move that was quickly welcomed by his two-time Super Bowl counterpart Tom Brady.

With a couple of months of Twitter experience under his belt, Manning has become a natural on social media, gracing Giants fans with a combination of humorous and thoughtful tweets, some of which can be found below.

Inside the Numbers: Comparing Daniel Jones' first 16 starts to past, present QBs

Daniel Jones reached a milestone on Sunday in Los Angeles, where he started his 16th career game, the equivalent of a full season. And while his record is not what he or the Giants would like it to be, his other numbers compare favorably to those of the two best quarterbacks in franchise history – Phil Simms and Eli Manning – at the same early juncture in their careers.

Jones has taken advantage of playing in an NFL in which throwing the football has become more prevalent. He has completed more passes for more yardage and more touchdowns and has a significantly higher passer rating than his Super Bowl-winning predecessors.

Jones is also a more prolific runner than both Simms and Manning.

*Jones' 137 rushing yards are 85 more than his nearest teammate, running back Wayne Gallman. He joins Baltimore's Lamar Jackson and Murray as the only NFL quarterbacks to lead their teams in rushing through the first quarter of the season.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jones has the highest four-game rushing total by a Giants quarterback since Jeff Hostetler ran for 139 yards from Oct. 11-Nov. 1, 1992.

View photos of Giants quarterback Daniel Jones throughout his NFL career.

Progress Report: How Giants rookies have fared so far

The Giants are at the quarter point of the season, and it is time to take a look at how their rookies have performed so far this season.

Andrew Thomas, 1st round, 6th overall

Andrew Thomas has played all but two of the Giants' offensive snaps this season as their starting left tackle. His only missed snaps came at the end of the 49ers game when he limped off after suffering a leg injury, but he later returned to the game. Thomas also has 12 snaps playing on field goal and extra point block.

According to Pro Football Focus, Thomas has allowed 22 pressures through four games. They break down to three sacks, four quarterback hits and 15 hurries. He has a pass block efficiency of 93.2. In his four weeks of play he has faced pass rushers Bud Dupree, Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn, Kerry Hyder and Samson Ekubam, and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.

Matt Peart, 3rd round, 99th overall

After not playing in the season's first two games, Peart logged two snaps for Andrew Thomas at the end of the 49ers game. He received 12 snaps against the Rams at right tackle in the Giants' 2-minute offense at the end of the first half. PFF did not track him allowing any pressures on his nine pass blocking snaps.

View photos of the Giants' rookies as the team hits the quarter point of the 2020 season.