Eli Manning downplays his slump: ‘I know I can get hot’

The New York Giants have the fruitcake of NFL offenses — it’s far from great, only a select few enjoy it, but it somehow gets the job done.

Eli Manning‘s play has been particularly abhorrent of late. Manning has thrown for 194 yards, 195 yards and 193 yards in his last three games, respectively.

The former Super Bowl MVP is not fretting about his recent streak of poor play.

“I know I can make plays,” Manning said, via The Associated Press. “I know I can get hot. I have to keep working. I’m confident that I can go out there and have a big game.”

The Giants have leaned on a surging defense to place them in prime position for a playoff berth with three games to play. While the defense shuts teams down, the offense sputters, praying Odell Beckham will bail them out. Outside of OBJ’s otherworldly plays, New York’s offense often consists of running backs looking like folding chairs, collapsing for 2-yard gains, off-target Manning wobbles and blown blocking assignments.

The Giants have scored fewer than 15 points in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 1-2…