Eli Manning, New York Giants Outgun Philadelphia Eagles (Highlights)
Nov 6, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) celebrates after a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

Eli Manning and the New York Giants enjoyed an explosive day while overcome late turnovers to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • New York Giants 28 (5-3)
  • Philadelphia Eagles 23 (4-4)
  • NFL, Final, Box Score
  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Somebody forgot to tell the New York Giants the Philadelphia Eagles were already crowned a good NFL team after their hot 3-0 start. Despite Philly putting pressure on Big Blue in the 4th-quarter — kicking a field goal to put the game at 28-20 — New York answered.

The Giants even had to overcome an extremely strange Eagles interception late in the game:

And, they also had to overcome a tipped-ball interception:

But in the end, the defense did, indeed, overcome those late turnovers to hold on to the 28-23 victory.

Rookie Carson Wentz threw two interceptions in the first quarter, both of which led to Eli Manning touchdown passes.

The first went to the birthday boy, Odell Beckham Jr. on this beautifully executed slant:

The second went to another Junior, this time Roger Lewis:

All in all, Manning finished with 257 yards and a whopping four touchdown passes. He even climbed the all-time NFL passing list to ninth place, passing Vinny Testaverde.

Though hot early on, OBJ wasn’t finished. He scored again in the 2nd-quarter, extending Big Blue’s lead to two scores:

Beckham hauled in four balls on the day that went for 46 yards and those two scores. Sterling Shepard was Eli’s other favorite target in the contest, catching three for 50 and this 3rd-quarter TD:

Every time the Eagles inched closer, Manning and the Giants offense struck back. And yet again, New York did it without a presence of a running game. Rashad Jennings found the most room (24 yards, 10 attempts). In the 4th-quarter, it was the defense who earned its paycheck.

A critical non-offensive play came prior to halftime when Jason Pierre-Paul blocked this long field goal attempt:

Steve Spagnuolo’s defense did a tremendous job against the rookie signal-caller. Though he went for 322 yards on an efficient 23-of-35, the two costly interceptions early doomed Philly. They also limited the Eagles to under 100 yards rushing on the day.

Landon Collins and Andrew Adams were the two Giants defensive backs who picked off Wentz in the 1st-quarter.

Now sitting pretty at 5-3, New York will host the Cincinnati Bengals next Monday night.


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