Good morning, New York Giants fans! Still not over the amazing finish to last night's game? Well, here are your news updates for this Monday morning.
Eli Manning is on a tear
With a victory of the San Francisco 49ers, Eli Manning has won more games than every other Giants quarterback. While that's an impressive feat on it's own, Manning also completed the most passes of his career and more passes than any Giants quarterback on Sunday night. His season stat line is now at a superb 1,417 yards, 10 TDs and 2 INTs. The pundits everywhere were impressed with the Giants quarterback. Here are some examples:
Manning and Beckham were the heroes in this one. It was Beckham who had been the early hero, making seven catches for 121 yards and one fantastic third-quarter TD that seemed to give the Giants control of the game, 20-13, late in the third quarter. But on that very same play, he’d injured his chronically troublesome hamstring, and he was forced to the sidelines for most of the final period, until the game’s very last drive. Manning? All he’d done is pilot the Giants to two late scores, piling up 441 passing yards and three TDs. He completed 41 passes, breaking the club record set by Phil Simms on Oct. 13 1985.
Needing a touchdown with less than two minutes to play, quarterback Eli Manning led the New York Giants’ offense onto the field with a return specialist, a sixth-round rookie and a former practice squad player as his three options at wide receiver.
Manning still drove the team 82 yards and threw a game-winning touchdown to tight end Larry Donnell with 21 seconds left on the clock, giving the Giants a 30-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
The fourth-quarter magic is back. Part of a career night, Eli Manning led a late comeback drive that resulted in a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Larry Donnell with 21 seconds left and a 30-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants improved to 3-2 while the 49ers fell to 1-4 on the season.
Propelled by big plays to wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning racked up a season-high 441 yards while completing a career-high 41 passes.
Quarterback Eli Manning hit tight end Larry Donnell for a spectacular 12-yard touchdown pass in the back of the end zone with 21 seconds left, as the Giants won their third straight game, held off a whale of a catastrophe against the San Francisco 49ers, and escaped with a 30-27 come-from-behind triumph in front of 78,515 on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium. The Giants led by 10 points in the first half, but let the hapless Niners hang around long enough to make it a game, and then some, before Manning delivered his 27th career fourth quarter rally.
Tom Coughlin dedicated game to Daniel Fells
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said his team dedicated Sunday night's comeback victory to tight end Daniel Fells, who remains in the hospital battling MRSA and is out for the rest of the season while he undergoes treatment for the dangerous staph infection.
"We dedicated the game to Daniel Fells and his family and thank God we were able to give him that game ball," Coughlin said at the beginning of his postgame news conference, moments after Eli Manning threw a game-winning touchdown pass to tight end Larry Donnell to give the Giants a 30-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. "That was some football game tonight, and to have a guy from his [meeting] room go up there and make that catch at the end of the game was just incredible."
"To have a guy from his room come up there and make that catch at the end of the game," Coughlin said, "that was incredible."
Coughlin and the team dedicated the game to Fells beforehand. Fells, now in his eighth season, had offered the offense a veteran presence as he caught six balls for 60 yards in the season's first three games. He was the best all-around option at tight end, solid in blocking and receiving. Coughlin noted that Fells had his first full night's sleep Friday into Saturday, and that he slept well again the next night.
Beckham did not hurt hamstring doing end zone dance
Odell Beckham Jr. was not present for much of the fourth quarter with a "little bump on his hamstring." Some have speculated that this was over an energetic end zone dance but both Beckham and Coughlin have denied this. Bekcham also does not believe the injury is serious.
"Ha, no," Beckham said when asked. "It was like five or six plays before the touchdown. I just felt something, like a little bite. You know what it is when you've had something like that, you know the issues that it can cause. But it's just something, being out on the field with these guys. I'm just happy I was able to come back in the game and do something to help the team."
And head coach Tom Coughlin also brushed that theory aside, responding, "No I don't think so," when asked if he thought Beckham hurt himself while celebrating.
Beckham indicated he did not think the injury was that serious. But, he said, he will be cautious with it, and take advantage of the extra day of rest the Giants will have with their next game coming against the Eagles on Monday Night Football.