Originally posted on Giants Football Blog  |  Last updated 10/2/11
The Giants scored three times in the fourth quarter to overcome a 10-point deficit vs the Arizona Cardinals this afternoon in Glendale, winning in thrilling fashion, 31-27. The Giants were aided by a late-game call by the officials in which they deemed WR Victor Cruz had given himself up after catching an Eli Manning pass. Cruz actually stumbled and fell to the ground untouched. He rose from the turf, leaving the football to a group of Cardinal defenders – a clear fumble that would have given Arizona the ball and the game. The officials ruled the play dead and on the next play, Eli hit Hakeem Nicks for 29-yard score to take the lead with under three minutes remaining. Manning was 27-40 for 321 yards and had 2 TDs passing with no INTs. He did have a costly fumble though, losing the football deep in Giants’ territory. Nicks caught ten passes for 162 yards and the game-winning TD. Cruz had another big day: six catches for 98 yards. TE Jake Ballard made a nice grab in the rear of th...
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