The Giants put a flaccid start behind them, overcoming three Eli Manning interceptions, several dropped passes and some penalties to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 41-34, this afternoon at MetLife Stadium.
Manning ended up with a whopping 510 yards passing and three scores – one to each of his key receivers – to lead the Blue to a thrilling win.
Hakeem Nicks battled through foot problems all day long, catching ten passes for 199 yards including a 50-yard TD. Victor Cruz had 179 yards on 11 grabs with an electric 80-yard scoring play thrown in.
TE Martellus Bennett had a key drop early on, but recovered with five catches for 72 yards and a TD.
Andre Brown gave the running game some life with 71 yards on 13 carries and scored a TD.
RT David Diehl (knee), WR Domenik Hixon (poss. concussion) and RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) all left the game in the first half and did not return.
More to come….