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Nov. 18, 1:00 PM Tampa Bay at Giants
Game 10
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Giants win over Tampa Bay 38-35.
Eli Manning was 17 of 18 for 231 yards and 2 TDs.
Saquon Barkley had 27 carries for 142 yards and 2 TDs, and caught 2 passes for 10 yards and 1 TD.
Wayne Gallman had 2 carries for 11 yards, and caught 2 passes for 24 yards.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught 4 passes for 74 yards and 1 TD, and had 1 carry for 11 yards.
Evan Engram caught 2 passes
for 66 yards.
Sterling Shepard caught 2 passes for 22 yards.

Rhett Ellison caught 1 pass for 12 yards.

Bennie Fowler caught 1 pass for 10 yards.

Corey Coleman caught 1 pass for 9 yards.

Elijhaa Penny caught 2 passes for 4 yards.
Alec Ogletree had 1 INT he returned for a touchdown.

Curtis Riley, Michael Thomas, and B.W. Webb each had 1 INT.

Kareem Martin had 1 sack.
Aldrick Rosas kicked a 52 yard field goal.

"The Giants have now won three games, two in a row, and this time it was in front of their MetLife crowd. Finally a home game win! That was great for the fans, and the way Eli Manning played was amazing. He completed almost every pass. The mix of his passing and Saquon Barkley running was just too much for the Tampa Bay defense.
Sometimes the Buccaneers were too much for our defense to handle. The defensive group played hard, and didn't slip up much until the fourth quarter. All the fans in the stadium had no choice but to be nervous when Tampa Bay cut the Giants lead to just three points, and they did that twice before this game was finally over.
Before I get ahead of myself, I just want to say that it felt so good to see the Giants playing the way they did, and getting to enjoy a halftime break with them leading 14-7. You can imagine how I felt in the fourth quarter when Odell Beckham Jr. caught a touchdown pass on a 3rd-and-5 to stretch the lead to 31-14 in the fourth quarter. As I said earlier, Tampa Bay tried for a comeback, but in the end failed with the Giants winning out 38-35.
So the Giants gave us their first home game win of the season. There are three more left, and if they can continue to run the offense like they did today, that will be something to see. Next week the Giants play in Philadelphia. If they can keep their act together, the results could be much better than what we saw when they played the Eagles last month."

"The Giants held the lead for the entire game, though they allowed the gap to close in the fourth quarter. The Tampa Bay offense was as impressive as expected, and in this game with the Giants the Buccaneers had more total yardage, made more first downs, and had more time of possession, but unfortunately for them, they also had more turnovers. Despite the numbers, the Giants offense wasn't too shabby with its performance.
Eli Manning completed 17 of his 18 passes to nine different receivers. Is it time to retire this quarterback? I don't think so. Saquon Barkley, with only seven more carries than last week, ran the ball for 142 yards, gaining more than twice the yardage. Better yet, two of Barkley's runs were for touchdowns to go along with his 6-yard touchdown catch on the Giants opening drive. With Barkley running the ball 27 times, the Tampa Bay defense couldn't just pass rush as much as they would have liked, and that certainly helped Manning with the passing game, though he still took four sacks.
The Giants defense will certainly have to review how they played in that fourth quarter. They almost gave the game away by allowing the Buccaneers to score three touchdowns after Jameis Winston came into the game to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick. It still wasn't enough for Tampa Bay, thanks to the body of work the Giants defense did over the course of the full game, which was 4 interceptions, with one being Alec Ogletree's 15-yard pick-six. Three of those interceptions came with Fitzpatrick at the helm, and the defense held him to no passing touchdowns, though he did have one running.
Things turned around real fast when Winston took over. Winston guided his team to those three touchdowns, before throwing a 'let's hope this works' deep pass which was intercepted with only 23 seconds left in the game. When the Giants defense let down in the third quarter, giving up a touchdown, it was good to see the offense come right back to score one of their own.
They did that again at one point in the fourth quarter to increase their lead to 10 points instead of three. If the new issue for the Giants becomes ensuring how to hang onto a big lead, I'm sure they'll be glad to deal with that. It's a lot better problem than what they've been dealing with this whole season so far. Tampa Bay has worse, trying to figure out which quarterback to start week to week. Next it's on to Philadelphia for the Giants, looking to be in maybe their best form of this season when they confront the Eagles this time out."

First Quarter

Play: Saquon Barkley 6 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 63 yards, 3:18
Giants 7-0

Second Quarter

Play: Saquon Barkley 5 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 95 yards, 6:36
Giants 14-0

Play: Ryan Fitzpatrick 1 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 64 yards, 3:55
Giants 14-7

Third Quarter

Play: Alec Ogletree 15 Yd Interception Return (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 2 plays, 1 yard, 0:47
Giants 21-7

Play: Aldrick Rosas 52 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 5 plays, 27 yards, 2:38
Giants 24-7

Play: Mike Evans 0 Yd Fumble Recovery (Cairo Santos Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 74 yards, 5:32
Giants 24-14

Fourth Quarter

Play: Odell Beckham Jr. 8 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 71 yards, 3:28
Giants 31-14

Play: Peyton Barber 5 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 77 yards, 3:17
Giants 31-21

Play: Adam Humphries 8 Yd pass from Jameis Winston (Cairo Santos Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 70 yards, 2:22
Giants 31-28

Play: Saquon Barkley 2 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 67 yards, 1:19
Giants 38-28

Play: Mike Evans 41 Yd pass from Jameis Winston (Cairo Santos Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 66 yards, 1:30
Giants 38-35


Giants rushed for 163 yards which is their highest total of the season.

Giants forced a season high four turnovers, all on interceptions.

Giants intercepted passes on three consecutive Tampa Bay possessions.

Giants scored a first possession touchdown for the third time this season.

Giants scored touchdowns on their first two offensive series for the first time this season.

Giants Saquon Barkley has 100 or more scrimmage yards for the ninth time in ten games.
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Dec 2 Chicago at Giants.
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