Last year, the Giants traveled to San Francisco in November. This year, they are going out there in October, which is Eli's best month. For his career, Manning is 24-5 (.828) as a starter in October, the best mark among quarterbacks who began their career in the Super Bowl era.
Eli is currently second in the NFL with 1,579 yards. The Saints' Drew Brees lead the league with 1,720. Eli will be starting his 136th consecutive game (including playoffs) at QB, the longest current streak in the league and third-longest by a QB in NFL history. San Diego's Philip Rivers is next with 107.
WR Victor Cruz will play in his 25th career game when the Giants face the 49ers on Sunday. In 24 career games, Cruz has totaled 119 receptions for 1,974 receiving yards and can challenge the top five for the most receptions and receiving yards among players in their first 25 games in NFL history.
The players with the most receptions through the first 25 games of a career in NFL history:
The players with the most receiving yards through the first 25 games of a career in NFL history:
charts courtesy NFL Media