As Eli Manning walked to the sideline, his helmet in his hand after yet another interception, he looked like a beaten man.
He has been exactly that — five times in as many games this season. His New York Giants fell to 0-5 for the first time since the 1987 strike-interrupted season with a 36-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.
Manning was picked off three times in the fourth quarter. The two-time Super Bowl MVP has thrown 12 interceptions already this year.
With the season spiraling out of control, and a short week ahead — the Giants play at Chicago on Thursday night — Manning couldn’t fathom how his team could be at the bottom of the standings. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.