NFL QB Hot Sheet: What's wrong with Eli Manning? – USA TODAY

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) gets sacked by New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis (56) and defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) in the second half at MetLife Stadium.(Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports)

Every Wednesday during the NFL season, USA TODAY Sports will assess everyone’s favorite topic: quarterbacks. Who’s hot? Who’s not? Who has the most exciting matchups?

Here’s this week’s QB Hot Sheet:

Five to watch this weekend

1. Drew Brees, Saints: In Monday night’s game against the Redskins, Brees is almost certain to make history. He needs 99 yards to pass Brett Favre for second place on the all-time list and 201 to eclipse Peyton Manning (71,940) for No. 1. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s leading the NFL in completion rate (75.8 percent) and has an 8:0 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

2. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs: The early front-runner in the MVP race, Mahomes is fresh off of erasing a 10-point deficit at the Broncos. Still, his toughest test awaits. In what should be a fascinating matchup, Mahomes (still without and an interception as he paces the NFL with 14 touchdown passes) to face an aggressive Jaguars defense that leads the league in passing defense (164.2 yards a game).

3. Carson Wentz, Eagles: He dropped big numbers in a loss against the Titans (33-50, 348 yards, two touchdowns), but Philly’s offense is struggling in the red zone. The Eagles are converting just 57.1 percent (16th) of their trips into TDs one year after leading the league at 65.5 percent. Against a Vikings defense still searching for consistency, Wentz might try to establish a better red-zone connection with tight end Zach Ertz, who doesn’t have a score yet this year.

4. Dak Prescott, Cowboys: Things got a little bit better for Prescott and the Cowboys in a victory against the Lions, but Dallas would still benefit

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