Eli Manning’s career history when the New York Giants play against the Tennessee Titans has brought mixed results over the years.
Throughout his long and storied career as the New York Giants quarterback, Eli Manning has faced the Titans three times—2006, 2010 and 2014. His history against Tennessee has brought mixed results, to say the least.
With a record of 1-2 when playing the Titans, Manning has put up decent stats, but not enough to pull away with the win more often than not. The Giants are hoping this Sunday will be a different story.
That being said, in honor of the Giants-Titans matchup this weekend, we take a look at Eli’s history against Tennessee through the years.
2006 Week 12 Loss on the Road
The 6-4 Giants came into Tennessee for a late-Sunday afternoon game against Vince Young and the Titans. Still in playoff contention, the Giants were looking to steal a win on the road in hopes for an eventual postseason appearance. However, what was a very winnable game against the 3-7 Titans, became an absolute heart-breaker.
Going up 21-0 in the first half, Manning and the Giants looked to be in control. This included a first-quarter touchdown pass to wide receiver Plaxico Burress from three yards out.
However, things began to take a miserable turn in the second half. Young and the Titans were able to come back and tie the game at 21 in the fourth quarter. Then, a late interception thrown by Manning led to a game-winning field goal for the Titans, giving them the win 24-21.
Eli didn’t have his best game at all and he was a major factor in the loss. Completing 64.3 percent of his passes, Eli could only rack up 143 yards through the air and only one score. He also threw two interceptions, which decreased the chances of any offensive success in the second half.
Eli and the Giants dropped to 6-5 on the year, in a season where they finished 8-8. They then eventually lost to the Eagles in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs.
2010 Week 3 Loss at Home
It was only the Giants’ second regular season game in the New Meadowlands Stadium aka MetLife Stadium that opened in 2010. At 1-1, they hosted the Titans who also came in with a .500 record through two games. However, the way the game ended in horrific fashion for the Giants.
Eli Manning was able to pick up decent stats through the air, however, failed to be careful with the football. The Big Blue quarterback completed 34 of his 48 passes for 386 yards. However, he did not throw for a touchdown and threw two interceptions on the day as well.
What was one of the better games in terms of yards and percentage for Eli, yielded no points. It was something that was a big factor in the eventual 29-10 loss. The Giants dropped to 1-2 on the year.
Big Blue eventually finished the season at 10-6, however, failed to make the postseason for the second consecutive season.
2014 Week 14 Win on the Road
It was an abysmal 2014 season for the Giants, as they came into Tennessee with a record of 3-9. They were coming off a seven-game losing streak after starting out 3-2—a streak that basically ruined their season.
However, the Titans were a game behind them at 2-10, so this matchup was definitely winnable for the Giants. And at the end of the day, the results proved so.
Completing 61.9 percent of his passes, Eli Manning was able to gain 260 yards through the air along with one score. The touchdown was one from 15 yards out to receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and widened the Giants lead to 10-0 in the first quarter.
He did throw one interception, but in the end, it hardly mattered. The Giants were able to escape Tennessee with a 36-7 win. It eventually began a three-game win streak for Big Blue, and was Manning’s first win against the Titans throughout his long career.