NFL News: Giants Ride On Eli Manning Heroics To Beat 49ers
With 21 seconds left, Eli Manning and Larry Donnell’s combined spectacles lifted the New York Giants against the 49ers on Sunday. Giants finally edged past San Fransisco 49ers 30-27 in a thrilling encounter.Advertisement
Manning posted a career-best 41 completions in 54 attempts. His perfect throw to Donnell finished off an 82-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown, which finally won the match for the Giants.
“Eli put it up there, and I went up and got it,” Donnell said. “Once I got it, I held on tight.”
With this win, the Giants lead the NFC east with three consecutive victories. The 49ers, on the other hand, have lost four in a row.
Carlos Hydes’ 2-yard run gave them the lead, but Manning and Donnell pulled it off in a night of scintillating play and lengthy drives.
“It ranks up there as far as comebacks,” said Tom Coughlin, the coach. “They are resilient, tough-minded, they find themselves as a scrappy bunch.
“I told them in the locker room it took every guy, people were playing and pushed into roles that maybe they hadn’t been in before. That’s a real sign of a team.”
Manning finally managed to engineer the 27th comeback win without his partner Odell Beckham Jr.