The New York Giants are playing without their top wide receiver today, thanks to the one-game suspension handed down to Plaxico Burress.
Quarterback Eli Manning would like everyone to know he's just fine without his favorite receiver.
Manning went into the locker room at halftime with video game numbers: 15-of-18 for 224 yards, with the Giants whipping the Seahawks 27-6. Manning has completed his passes to eight different receivers. Domenik Hixon is leading the way with four catches for 102 yards and a touchdown.
It would be nice to think that Burress is sitting at home watching this and thinking to himself, "Wow, my teammates are playing great without me. I guess that means I'm not above the team and need to stop ignoring team rules." I have my doubts about that, but I have no doubt that Manning has become one of the league's elite quarterbacks.