Eli's bounce-back factor

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

You guys have demanded that I hold vigil over Tony Romo's broken pinkie, but it's important to note that another NFC East quarterbacking great, Eli Manning, is going through a tough time. In addition to being awful in a 35-14 loss to the Browns on Monday, Manning came away with a bruised chest.

On Wednesday, though, he took the practice field and everything appeared to be fine. And if you've followed Manning's professional career, you know that he's 4-0 after games in which he's thrown three or four interceptions. Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News looked this up:

In those bounce-back games, Manning is 73-of-118 for 855 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions, which gives him a 90.2 rating. That's why I think he'll light up the 49ers at home Sunday.

"From play to play, game to game, you can't think about what previously just happened," Manning said. "You're going to have to learn you've got to move on and think about the next play or next game and what you have to do to prepare. Sometimes it's harder than just saying it. But through the years I've learned to do it and do it well."

I also like the fact that Tom Coughlin hasn't overreacted to one poor game. He pointed out Wednesday that the season is a marathon, not a sprint. And that's how I want you to view the blog today.