Eli Manning benched by New York Giants in surprise move

  • Giants will start Geno Smith for Sunday’s game against Raiders
  • Manning’s streak of 210 straight regular-season starts will end

The New York Giants will bench Eli Manning for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, ending the veteran quarterback’s streak of 210 consecutive regular-season starts that dates back to his rookie season.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said the team will start Geno Smith, the fifth-year signal-caller who joined the team in March after four seasons with the New York Jets, adding that rookie Davis Webb could see action during the final games of a season that began with great promise but has since descended into disaster.

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