"We definitely played better offensively than we did the other week, but it’s still a loss," Eli said after Sunday's loss to Arizona. "We made too many mistakes and too many missed opportunities. Turnovers hurt us. We had a couple of drops, a couple missed throws with guys open on third downs and some big plays. So, better, but not where it needs to be. We made improvements, but we’ve got to find ways to win games and make some plays in the clutch."
Eli did his part, throwing for 277 yards on 26-for-39 passing and two TDs. But it could have been better. Five passes were dropped and two were intercepted. Very little of that can be attributed to Manning. His first INT deflected off the shoulder of a DT and the second was with four seconds to go in the game at midfield.
WR Victor Cruz caught five passes for 60 yards, including a 27-yard reception, but dropped several passes in key situations. WR Rueben Randle made a nice grab for TD but missed on three of his seven targets. What went wrong with the usually steady wideouts yesterday?
"Just concentration, myself included," Cruz said after the game. "I own up to all of my mistakes and all of the things that I’ve done wrong so, myself included, we’ve got to focus in on the football and focus in on… a lot of them, or a majority of them, were on third down, so that’s something that we have to keep our concentration in order to move the chains and convert."
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