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Giants to stick with Eli Manning as starting quarterback vs. the 49ers

Shockingly, they are not switching to the guy who was arrested last week.

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The New York Giants are sticking with the familiar in their Week 10 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur announced on Tuesday that Eli Manning will remain the starting quarterback for Monday Night Football.

The news is not entirely shocking. Manning is struggling in a big way, playing like he has a giant fork sticking out of his back. However, the team does not seem prepared to make the move to further assess rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta. There were rumors it might happen soon, but his arrest last week for refusing to follow police officer directions while in his car likely changed that.

Shurmur said there would be consequences for the arrest, but what they are remains to be seen. The team is not suspending Lauletta, and Shurmur said on Tuesday that any punishment would be handled internally. Maybe his chance to move into the starting lineup was bumped back as punishment. Of course, given how that offensive line is performing, maybe moving him into the starting lineup would have been more of a punishment.