Here's a statistical notes package Mike Eisen of Giants.com compiled with the help of the Elias Sports Bureau detailing Eli Manning's progress as compared with some of the NFL's other quarterbacking greats over their first 80 starts. Manning had his 80th, the equivalent of five full seasons, Sunday. And you might want to notice that he has five more wins than that Peyton fellow out in America's heartland over said span.
It's also worth noting that the Giants' next two home games, 1 p.m. against Atlanta on Nov. 22, and 4:15 p.m. Dec. 6 against Dallas, will not fall victim to the dreaded flex scheduling the NFL instituted a few years ago for the final seven games of the season. They're staying put, so keep your original gameday plans.
Also, just a reminder that we're going live with a bye-week chat Thursday from 11-11:30 a.m. I know that's going to interfere with the first half-hour of The View, but I think Whoopi, Joy, Sherri and Barbs will understand if you tune them in late. Heck, they seem like they'd enjoy a good time. Maybe they'll join in.