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.
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.