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Dec. 23, 1:00 PM Giants at Indianapolis
Game 15
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Giants lose to the Colts 28-27.
Eli Manning was 25 of 33 for 309 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT, and ran for a 1 yard TD.
Saquon Barkley had 21 carries for 43 yards and 1 TD, and caught 5 passes for 34 yards.
Sterling Shepard caught 6 passes for 113 yards, and had 1 carry for -3 yards.
Evan Engram caught 6 passes for 86 yards, and had 2 carries for 26 yards.
Wayne Gallman had 2 carries for 12 yards
Corey Coleman had 1 carry for 5 yards
Bennie Fowler caught 1 pass for 26 yards
Rhett Ellison caught 2 passes for 18 yards
Scott Simonson caught 3 passes for 16 yards.
Cody Latimer caught 1 pass for 10 yards
Elijhaa Penny caught 1 pass for 5 yards
Curtis Riley had 1 INT.
Tae Davis had 1 sack.

Aldrick Rosas kicked 40 and 27 yard field goals.

"The Giants played well, and I thought we had it this time. They were up 17-7 at halftime, and even when the Colts scored a touchdown in the third quarter, the Giants came right back. They scored again on the following possession to again take a ten point lead.
Then the Colts started to get their act together. Andrew Luck tossed two passes for 29 and 28 yards on the next drive, and soon they had a touchdown. With the lead cut to three points, I was hoping the Giants could do more than score a field goal, as things were moving along in the fourth quarter. As it turned, out that was the best they could do, so the score was now 27-21 in favor of the Giants.
I was happy to see the Giants defense hold at the Giants 39-yard line, but the Colts punted, and they got what they wanted. Eli Manning was stuck at his own 4-yard line. The Giants drew two penalties on the next few plays, a false start and an illegal block, and they ended up punting from the 6-yard line. The Colts now had good field position near midfield, and they really needed a touchdown instead of a field goal with less than four minutes to play.
Of course, the Giants couldn't stop them, and now found themselves trailing by one point. Manning had about a minute to get them into field goal range. Manning got off two passes which gave them a first down, but his next was a deep pass that was intercepted, and that about did it. The Colts were 'Andrew Lucky' that they were able to come back and win this game, to continue their playoff hunt. The Giants took yet another sad loss on the season."

"The Colts shut out the Cowboys last week, but they couldn't stop Eli Manning from completing 25 of his 33 passes for 309 yards and 1 touchdown. Yes, there was also that 1 interception near the end when Manning had 23 seconds left to get his team into field goal range. That was after the defense squandered a 27-21 lead. Manning's detractors will jump on that and ignore the fact that the running game, even with Saquon Barkley carrying the ball 21 times, averaged less than 3 yards a carry. It was all on Manning's arm to get it done, and he averaged 9.4 yards a throw. Manning did it throwing to eight different receivers not named Odell Beckham Jr. and Russell Shepard, while completing 75 percent of his passes.
Getting back to that last drive, with 55 seconds left, it was killed on the first play. Barkley really needed to get out of bounds when Manning threw him that short check down pass. Manning then hurried a pass to Evan Engram, who got them a first down and out of bounds to stop the clock, but then they were only at their own 36-yard line. There weren't many options with just 23 seconds left, and Manning's ensuing interception ruined his outstanding performance on the day, which included a one-yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown.
Sterling Shepard had his second best day of the season, catching six passes on seven targets for 113 yards, while averaging 18.8 yards per reception. Engram was there for Manning too, catching all six of the passes tossed to him for 87 yards, averaging 14.5 yards per catch. Engram also carried the ball twice on end-arounds for 26 yards.
The defense held it's own for awhile, but still there's no real pass rush. The Colts kept at it, and Andrew Luck did what good quarterbacks can do if they have time. So for the Giants, it was another win almost there. Let's see how the Giants finish off the season next week when they play in their final game of the season at home against the Dallas Cowboys."

First Quarter

Play: Derrick Henry 1 Yd Run (Ryan Succop Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:54
Giants 7-0

Play: Scott Simonson 3 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 87 yards, 4:29
Giants 14-0

Second Quarter

Play: Nyheim Hines 1 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 78 yards, 6:48
Giants 14-7

Play: Aldrick Rosas 40 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 53 yards, 2:59
Giants 17-7

Third Quarter

Play: Dontrelle Inman 2 Yd pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 85 yards, 4:11
Giants 17-14

Play: Eli Manning 1 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 85 yards, 3:56
Giants 24-14

Play: Marlon Mack 3 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 74 yards, 3:10
Giants 24-21

Fourth Quarter

Play: Aldrick Rosas 27 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 66 yards, 6:12
Giants 27-21

Play: Chester Rogers 1 Yd pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 53 yards, 2:48
Colts 28-27


Eli Manning has 3998 passing yards, and has thrown over 4000 yards six times in his career.

Saquon Barkley has 87 receptions to date, and the rookie running back receptions record is 88.

Saquon Barkley needs 114 yards to be the third rookie to reach 2000 yards from scrimmage.

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