Today all three NFC East opponents took losses making it important for the New York Giants to try and gain some ground.
Eli Manning opened the Giants offense with a 51-yard pass to Victor Cruz. The Giants continue to struggle in the red zone and settle for a Josh Brown field goal making the score 3-0.
The first touchdown of the game came from Knowshon Moreno making the score 7-3 early in the second quarter. Rueben Randle had an opportunity to score, but was stripped at the 1-yard line which was recovered by Denver. An illegal contact penalty gave the Giants the ball back. The Giants settle for yet another field goal making the score 7-6. Josh Brown would kick another field goal after the next drive putting the Giants ahead 9-7.
The defense continues to take a stand and holds Denver to a field goal making the score now 10-9. Eli finds Nicks on the next drive for 34-yards, but the drive comes to an end when Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie intercepts Eli in the endzone ending the first half.
Peyton Manning finds Wes Welker in Denver's first drive of the second half for a touchdown making the score 17-9. In a sweet return to the team Brandon Jacobs scores the Giants' first touchdown making the score 17-16. The Broncos come back with another Moreno touchdown giving Denver a 24-16 lead. Eli threw an unlucky interception off a defender's foot and Denver responded with a Julius Thomas touchdown making the score 31-16.
Trindon Holliday returns a punt for a touchdown giving Denver 38-16 lead and the game is quickly spinning out of control. The Giants finally get another touchdown when Eli gave a shovel pass late to Da'Rel Scott in the fourth quarter making the score 38-23. Denver kicks a field goal to make the score 41-23, which would be the final score.
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