Cleveland Browns: 5 toughest opposing QBs in 2016
4. Eli Manning
The Browns host the New York Giants in Week 12 before the late-season bye week in Week 13.
While the Giants have not been in the postseason since the 2011 season, the talent is there to make a run at another Super Bowl.
Eli Manning has been the team’s quarterback since 2004, winning two Super Bowls in that span. He has started all 16 games in each season since 2005, and has thrown for over 4,400 yards in each of the past two seasons.
This kind of production from the quarterback position is unknown to the Browns organization since 1999, and even though the Giants have not made the postseason since 2011, it shows the model of a true franchise quarterback.
Manning is coming off a Pro Bowl season and a year in which he threw for a career-high in touchdowns with 35.
The 35-year-old does not look to be slowing down at all, and his durability should see him be in the league for at least four more seasons.
He will come to Cleveland with Odell Beckham Jr., a player the Browns could have drafted but was instead added to the list of players saved by not being picked by the Browns.
Week 12 should see both teams in much different situations, as the Giants should be competing for a playoff berth while the Browns will be trying to play the role of spoiler and pick up a surprising win.
As long as Manning stays healthy for another season, he should be able to throw for over 300 yards in this Week 12 matchup.
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