8:15 PM Giants at San Francisco
win over San Francisco 27-23.
Eli Manning was 19 of 31 for 188 yards and 3
Saquon Barkley rushed for 67 yards on 20 carries, and caught 4 passes
for 33 yards.
rushed for 3 yards on 2 carries.
Beckham Jr. caught 4 passes for 73 yards and 2 TDs.
Engram caught 4 passes for 46
Elijhaa Penny caught
2 passes for 12 yards.
Coleman caught 1 pass for 11 yards.
Shepard caught 2 passes for 9 yards, and had 1 carry for 27 yards.
Ellison caught 1 pass for 6 yards.
Pulley caught 1 pass for -2 yards.
Goodson had 2 INTs.
Rosas kicked 20 and 31 yard field goals.
was so great to see the Giants win a game! I have to admit when it started off
with Odell Beckham Jr. dropping the first pass, Saquon Barkley losing a yard,
and Evan Engram catching a ball for no gain, I didn't have much hope. So the Giants
went three-and-out and lost a yard, not so great. Then seeing San Francisco come
out and score a field goal on the next drive, didn't help relax my nerves.
Giants moved the ball better on their next drive, but still had to punt. Then
B.J. Goodson came up with an interception, and everything turned around. That
gave the Giants the ball at the San Francisco 12-yard line, and three plays later,
Eli Manning's touchdown pass to Beckham put the team up 7-3. San Francisco came
right back with one of their own and later, with each team adding field goals,
at the end of the half the Giants were trailing 13-10.
San Francisco scored
on their opening drive in the third quarter, and I was thinking their 10 point
lead would be too much for the Giants to overcome the way this season has been
going. Surprisingly, four plays later, Manning hit Beckham for his second touchdown
of the game. They made it look easy, and that's when I first felt that maybe,
just maybe they would win this one tonight.
The Giants came up with a field
goal to tie the game, and right after that, Goodson came up big again with another
interception. The Giants were at near midfield, and this would have been the perfect
time to take command of the game with another score. Instead they went three-and-out,
and allowed San Francisco to pull ahead with a field goal with less than three
minutes remaining in the game.
Well, in about two minutes, and after nine
plays, Sterling Shepard caught a pass from Manning for a go ahead touchdown. San
Francisco worked their way down to the Giants 21-yard line, and all the time I
worried. Luckily, it would take a San Francisco touchdown instead of a field goal
for them to win here, or the Giants would likely have lost another close game.
It ended with a Giants 27-23 win, and I can only hope the Giants can deliver another
one for the fans at MetLife Stadium when they take on Tampa Bay next week."
Giants fans were treated to a rare win, and in an exciting fashion. It was only
the second one for the Giants on the season, and although it was against an equally
weak team it gives some hope for the future. The Giants fell behind fairly quickly
in this game, but linebacker B.J. Goodson helped them out with his first interception,
and that gave Eli Manning the ball at the San Francisco 12-yard line. They tried
running the ball twice before Manning hit Odell Beckham Jr. with a touchdown pass
to take a 7-3 lead.
Beckham caught another one later on to finish with two
touchdowns, so maybe the Giants can build on that, as he's scored only two others
over the first eight games. Manning also hit Sterling Shepard for another one,
so Manning threw three touchdowns in a game for the first time this season. Hopefully
the latest changes Pat Shurmur has made to the offensive line will continue to
pay off. In that regard, Manning was sacked just once in this game
allowed San Francisco running back Matt Breida 101 yards on 17 carries for an
impressive 5.9 yards a carry, and Breida scored 2 touchdowns. Though they recorded
no sacks, the saving grace for the defense was that Goodson picked off two of
Nick Mullens passes. Turnovers help win games, and tonight this was no exception.
San Francisco likely should have relied more on the running game, which is their
biggest strength. Instead, they put it on a third string quarterback who managed
to outdo himself last week. Then it was 60 percent running and 40 percent passing,
and tonight just about the opposite.
The Giants still have much more work
to do. They need to show that they can build off what they did tonight. It starts
again next week against Tampa Bay, another team who is also in the beatable range.
After that they take on the Philadelphia Eagles who have been hit with a slew
of injuries. Also for believers, the
Eagles and Cowboys have only two more wins than the Giants with seven games left
- FIELD GOAL
Robbie Gould 53 Yd Field Goal
plays, 19 yards, 3:19
Odell Beckham Jr. 10 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick
3 plays, 12 yards, 1:20
Matt Breida 3 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick)
plays, 75 yards, 4:38
- FIELD GOAL
Aldrick Rosas 20 Yd Field Goal
plays, 80 yards, 6:45
- FIELD GOAL
Robbie Gould 36 Yd Field Goal
plays, 57 yards, 1:48
Matt Breida 11 Yd pass from Nick Mullens (Robbie
11 plays, 60 yards, 6:51
Odell Beckham Jr. 20 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick
4 plays, 53 yards, 1:33
- FIELD GOAL
Aldrick Rosas 31 Yd Field Goal
plays, 34 yards, 2:05
- FIELD GOAL
Robbie Gould 30 Yd Field Goal
plays, 54 yards, 6:11
Sterling Shepard 3 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick
9 plays, 75 yards, 1:53
broke a five-game losing streak.
Eli Manning had his 36th fourth-quarter comeback win in a regular-season game.
Saquon Barkley has 100 or more scrimmage yards for the eighth time in nine games.Giants
are now 2-7, with both wins coming on the road.
Nov 18 Tampa Bay at Giants.
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