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The New York Giants got an all-time passing performance from Eli Manning to come out on top last week. With Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers up next, it's possible that the Giants will need another spectacular game from their star quarterback Thursday night.
The high-profile matchup of QBs with contrasting styles will be on display when the Giants visit the Panthers in a meeting of teams coming off their first wins of the season.
Manning overcame a brutal first half in which he threw three interceptions to finish with 510 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, leading New York to a thrilling 41-34 victory over Tampa Bay. His yardage total was the eighth highest in NFL history, and he passed for 243 in the fourth quarter.
"Nobody wants to start 0-2, so it was a big win, especially after the first half playing poorly," Manning said.
Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz had 199 and 179 yards receiving, respectively, as the Giants (1-1) did enough to overcome Manning's dis...
BEST OF MAXIM
Eli Manning has accomplished a lot the last few seasons.
In winning two Super Bowls — two super bowl MVP’s — and becoming one of the best late-game quarterbacks ever, there’s few things that the 31-year-old quarterback has yet to do.
Over the last two seasons, Manning has led 11 game-winning drives for the New York Giants, the only team he has ever played for since he was...
Pretty much everyone watching at home knew Eli Manning was planning to take a knee on the final play of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. According to Manning, he informed the Bucs personally that a game-ending knee was in the cards. Manning joined WFAN in New York with Mike Francesa, and he discussed the controversial ending to Sunday's game, in which Tampa Bay's...
The New York Giants played two games in one against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium. In the 1st half, the Giants couldn’t get on track as Tampa Bay dominated them to a 24-13 halftime lead. In the second half, it seemed the Giants got a wake up call and outscored the Buccaneers 28-10 (25 points in the 4th quarter). Eli Manning played the role of goat and hero as he put...
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke out against the kneel-down play to end games during a radio interview on Tuesday. The topic was brought up in response to the controversy that took place at the end of the Giants-Buccaneers game. Giants coach Tom Coughlin was upset with Bucs coach Greg Schiano for the way his players went after Eli Manning on the final play, feeling that the Bucs violated...
Week 2 done, with as little as three upsets recorded this time around.
On the side, there was one bitter handshake between two coaches who really had no beef. Another couple of Michael Vick turnovers, a botched field goal by one of the league’s best boots, and a bunch of missed calls that probably made Jay Cutler’s face swirl even more.
The best part of Week 2 though, was more...
NEW YORK GIANTS (41) d TAMPA BAY (34)
The Headline: Giants overcome feisty Bucs to get title defense back on track
Well that was a little bit crazy, the Buccaneers looked like they were coming away with an upset win in the stadium against the defending champions before a 25-7 rally in the final quarter gave the Giants a much needed win. Under new coach Greg Schiano the...
Carolina wasted no time establishing the run against New Orleans and piled up 219 rushing yards in the contest as the Panthers defeated the Saints, 35-27 on Sunday.In a key divisional contest in which both teams came in 0-1, neither team wanted to leave in a 0-2 hole and it showed throughout the afternoon. Here's three things you need to know from the game if you are a Carolina...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina cornerback Josh Norman expects he'll have Eli Manning's full attention Thursday night.
He said Manning probably won't be able to resist testing out an inexperienced rookie trying to cover Hakeem Nicks or Victor Cruz.
"I expect I'll have a target on my back, but I'm ready," Norman said. "I understand I'm in...
Mike Francesa spent, roughly, 3.5 hours yesterday discussing the Tampa Bay Bucs hit on Eli Manning and Giants Coach Tom Coughlin's subsequent anger at Greg Schiano. 4 hours in, Francesa had Manning...
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