1:30 PM Bengals at Giants
win over the Bengals 21-20.
Eli Manning was 28 of 44 for 240 yards with 3
TDs and 2 INTs.
Rashad Jennings rushed for 87 yards on 15 carries, and caught
3 passes for 22 yards.
Paul Perkins rushed for 31 yards on 9 carries.
Beckham Jr. caught 10 passes for 97 yards and 1 TD.
Will Tye caught 5 passes
for 53 yards.
Sterling Shepard caught 5 passes for 42 yards and 1 TD.
Adams caught 3 passes for 18 yards and 1 TD.
Tavarres King caught 1 pass for
Roger Lewis caught 1 pass for 2 yards.
Collins had 1 interception.
Robert Thomas and Olivier Vernon each had
Damon Harrison and Jonathan Casillas each had .5 sacks.
"I couldn't wait for
this Monday night game to get started. All the other teams had played by now,
and the Cowboys, Eagles and Redskins had all won their games. I was anxious to
see if the Giants could keep pace, and I also was waiting to see Tom Coughlin,
Ernie Accorsi and Justin Tuck be inducted into the Ring of Honor at halftime.
The Giants started off with a blast, moving downfield fast from their 20 yard
line, hitting a third down only once. With a first-and-goal at the Cincinnati
ten yard line Eli Manning threw a touchdown pass to rookie tight end Jerell Adams.
No muss, no fuss, and the Giants were up 7-0 to start the game.
got their turn, but unfortunately and with even less fuss, after just a one yard
pass, Andy Dalton threw a 71 yarder to Tyler Eifert to put the Bengals at the
Giants 8 yard line. After drawing an illegal motion penalty, Dalton's next play
was a 13 yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 7-7. Then the Giants offense,
that looked so good the first time out, went nowhere for two possessions. They
did better on the next and got to a fourth-and-two from the Bengals 37 yard line.
Manning was sacked on that attempt, and even though the Bengals went three and
out, their punt left the Giants with the ball at the one yard line.
making a few plays, Manning threw an interception. The Giants defense came up
strong and Dalton threw three incomplete passes from the seven yard line. Cincinnati
settled for a field goal to put them in the lead 10-7. This time, when Manning
and his group took the field, they looked like they did on that first drive, and
they scored a touchdown when Manning hit Odell Beckham Jr. with a 10 yard pass
to give the Giants a 14-10 lead, and that was the score at the end of the half.
So the Giants had the lead, the halftime ceremony was nice and ran a little
long, and it was fun to see old coach Coughlin continue to talk, even with the
players back on the field. The Bengals weren't at all interested in the Giants
fans enjoying themselves, and they took the third quarter opening kickoff right
back to the Giants 13 yard line. They scored two plays later to take back the
lead and after a three-and-out by the Giants, the Bengals added a field goal to
put them up 20-14. Manning couldn't get anything going until near the end of the
third quarter, where he had moved the ball to the Bengals 9 yard line.
fourth quarter started and head coach Ben McAdoo decided to go for it on 4th-and-goal
from the 3 yard line. Manning threw a pass to Sterling Shepard for the touchdown
and a 21-20 lead. Then things were looking pretty good when Landon Collins intercepted
Dalton on their following drive, but Manning threw one of his own a play later.
The Giants defense had been playing tough all game and they forced a three-and-out.
Dalton was sacked for the third time to end his next drive and never got a shot
after that, because with about three minutes left, Rashad Jennings ran through
the Bengals timeouts and the two minute warning. The fans went home happy after
seeing all the festivities, and the icing on the cake was the Giants 21-20 win
over the Bengals."
"The Giants took to the field with authority and set the pace with a commanding
touchdown drive to start the game. Cincinnati answered right back with one of
their own, making it look like it was going to be a shootout game at the stadium
today, but then the Giants defense tightened up. The Bengals managed only a field
goal for the rest of the half. Cincinnati's defense came up with an interception
on Eli Manning, but later surrendered another touchdown just before the end of
the half to make it 14-10 in favor of the Giants.
The running game showed some
improvement for the Giants, their standard being minimal, but to be fair, Justin
Pugh was inactive for this game, and Brett Jones was making his first NFL start.
On top of that, Jones suffered a calf injury on the gameís first series and he
had to leave the game. Maybe that's why Manning's offense didn't look as commanding
as they had on that first drive until they put one together late in the third
quarter. They ended that off a few plays into the fourth quarter with a touchdown
to take a 21-20 lead. Manning had a chance to build on that when his defense came
up with an interception, but he blew it when the Bengals intercepted him.
the Giants defense stopped Cincinnati on two possessions, and the offense was
actually able to run the ball using Rashad Jennings on all the plays to successfully
run the clock. Jennings gained 38 yards on 5 carries, and the Giants were able
to nurse their one point lead to a 21-20 win. Overall, and thanks to that last
drive, the running backs ran for over a hundred yards, gaining 118 yards on 24
carries, good for a 4.9 average. The last time the Giants got over a hundred was
back in game three with Washington when Shane Vereen rushed for 67 yards along
with Orleans Darkwa rushing for 53.
The defense, aside from the scary showing
on Cincinnati's first drive, turned in a notable performance. Manning's first
interception gave the Bengals the ball at the Giants 7 yard line and they held
Cincinnati to a field goal. In the third quarter, cornerback Trevin Wade broke
up what would have been a sure touchdown catch by Tyler Boyd, and the Bengals
had to settle for a field goal there too. A number of players contributed to the
cause. Safety Landon Collins had his fourth interception in three games. Before
Collins could enjoy any celebration, he and his unit had to quickly come back
on the field a play later as Manning threw his second interception of the game,
and they forced a three-and-out.
Cornerback Janoris Jenkins limited one of the top receivers in the league, A.J.
Green, to 7 catches for 68 yards, which included his one 13 yard touchdown catch
on that first drive. Cincinnati had just 13 rushing yards in the first half, and
finished with 78, thanks in part to one Andy Dalton 15 yard scamper. The defense
kept the pressure on Dalton and came away with three sacks. This
win allowed the Giants to keep pace with the rest of the NFC East teams, who all
also won their games on Sunday. Next up for the Giants is another game at home
Jerell Adams 10 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Robbie
Drive info: 8
plays, 80 yards, 3:55
A.J. Green 13 Yd pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent
Drive info: 3
plays, 80 yards, 2:07
Second Quarter |
Mike Nugent 25 Yd Field Goal
info: 4 plays, 0 yards, 0:54
Odell Beckham Jr. 10 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Robbie
Drive info: 8
plays, 75 yards, 3:02
Third Quarter |
Jeremy Hill 9 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)
info: 2 plays, 13 yards, 1:02
Mike Nugent 38 Yd Field Goal
info: 7 plays, 41 yards, 3:33
| Fourth Quarter |
Sterling Shepard 3 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Robbie
Drive info: 7
plays, 47 yards, 2:51
Odell Beckham Jr. is the first player to reach 3,500 career receiving yards in
just 36 games.
Giants rushed for
a season-high 122 yards and averaged 4.5 yards a carry.
had their first opening-possession touchdown in 14 games.
Eli Manning had the 33rd fourth-quarter, game-winning drive in his career.
Giants have scored their last seven touchdowns all coming from an Eli Manning
Giants Landon Collins had
his fourth interception in three games.Giants
Ring of Honor ceremony at halftime - Hosted by Michael Strahan - Former New York
Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin (2004-2015), General Manager Ernie Accorsi (1998-2007),
and defensive end Justin Tuck (2005-2013) were officially inducted into the teamís
Ring of Honor.
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