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Giants Now: SNL pokes fun at ManningCast


SNL pokes fun at ManningCast

On May 5, 2012, Eli Manning visited Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza to host Saturday Night Live.

A little over 10 years later, SNL opened its 45th season with a cold open poking fun at Eli and Peyton's ManningCast.

With host Miles Teller playing Peyton and cast member Andrew Dismukes playing Eli, the two analyzed the show's opening skit in the same way the Manning brothers typically break down a play on their Monday Night Football broadcast.

The skit saw a guest appearance from Jon Hamm, who just a few nights later was one of the guests on the actual ManningCast during Monday night's game between the Rams and 49ers.

"You openly mocked us on Saturday Night Live this weekend," Eli said to Hamm on the ManningCast. "Is your goal just to come on this show now and make fun of us right to our face?"

Check out some of the top moments from when Eli hosted SNL in the videos below.

Daniel Bellinger ranked among top rookies by PFF

Daniel Bellinger has now put together several solid performances in a row.

After not being targeted in the season opener, the rookie tight end has caught eight of nine targets total in the last three games, totaling 79 yards and a touchdown. His only reception in Week 2 went for 16 yards and the score. In Week 3, Bellinger reeled in four passes for 40 yards. He then paced the Giants with three receptions for 23 yards against the Bears.

Pro Football Focus released their weekly rookie rankings, where Bellinger came in at No. 13. It's his second consecutive week landing on PFF's top rookie list.

"Bellinger continues to be a steady presence in the passing game," wrote PFF's Michael Renner. "He caught all three of his targets for 23 yards against the Chicago Bears. He's now hauled in eight of his nine targets for 79 yards with a score on the year."

Bellinger has earned a 72.7 overall grade on the season, good for the eighth-highest mark among all tight ends. His overall grade leads all rookie tight ends by a significant margin (the next highest is Tampa Bay's Cade Otton with a 57.7).

View photos from the Giants' Week 4 game against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium.

CB Aaron Robinson (knee) placed on injured reserve

The Giants placed cornerback Aaron Robinson on injured reserve. He must sit out a minimum of four games.

Robinson started at right cornerback Sunday against Chicago but played only 12 snaps (10 on defense) before suffering a knee injury early in the second quarter. He had missed the previous two games after undergoing an appendectomy on Sept. 14.

Robinson was the Giants' third-round draft choice in 2021. He spent the first seven weeks of his rookie season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list after undergoing core muscle surgery. Robinson returned to play in nine games with two starts and totaled 26 tackles (16 solo) and three passes defensed.

He earned the starting right cornerback job in spring drills and training camp.

View photos of the New York Giants' 2022 roster as it currently stands.