Giants Win With Last Second Heroics
The Giants mounted an unbelievable comeback victory against the San Francisco 49ers this past Sunday night 30-27. The prime time lights we’re not too bright as multiple players stepped up to help secure a victory as the Giants continue to battle through injuries. This victory finds the Giants in first place in the NFC East with a 3-2 record.
Eli Manning is proud that the Giants are doing the things they need to do in order to win ballgames, especially late in the fourth quarter.
I am proud of the way that we fought. I am proud of the way that we didn’t get down, didn’t get frustrated and we wanted to change it. We were committed to fixing it, we knew what we had to do — we were playing well, we were doing good things, we were getting games in the fourth quarter, we had to play better in the fourth quarter. We had to play our best football at those times and these last three weeks we have been able to do that. We have been able to finish games and that is what you have to do in this league — you have to be able to finish games and play your best football at the end.
The highlight of the night came with 21 seconds remaining in the game when Eli Manning threw a perfectly placed ball to tight end Larry Donnell for the score.
Once I had it, I had to hold that thing. You know, the game was on the line and I had to make a play. Donnell recalls.
The Giants received major contributions from both Odell Beckham Jr. and Shane Vereen. Beckham racked up 7 receptions for 121 yards and a TD score and ended up tweaking his prior hamstring injury forcing him to sit out several series in the fourth quarter.
Beckham insisted on re-entering the game, for the final few plays, He was key in drawing a pass interference call setting up the Giants with a 1st down deep in the Niners territory.
It’s just one of those things. It seems like we’re always counted out. Things don’t always go our way. In the past we’ve made these mistakes. They say history is doomed to repeat itself and it was just great to see this team and the fans just light the stadium up. [The fans] lit the stadium up and they gave us the energy we needed to be able to go down there and score the winning touchdown. Said Beckham.
Shane Vereen was blending well into the game causing many miss matches in the running and passing attack. Vareen totaled 5 carries / 24 yards and 8 receptions for 86 yards with a touchdown. Knowing that this game was a big win.
Absolutely. Absolutely. A game like this, I think, is huge. Momentum wise, however, you know, it’s only Week 5. We’ve still have eleven games to go. We’ve got a long way to go. We’ve got to get a lot better on offense. Good thing we got this win. Let’s move forward to next week.
Next week is a big divisional game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Lets all hope the Giants can extend their winning streak to four games.