The New York Giants managed to pull out a huge comeback win against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night football. The Giants now stand at 3-2 and are first place in the NFC East. This is highly impressive for a team that started out 0-2 and had a major problem finishing games.
The Giants’ offense shined in this win, putting up 30 points. Eli Manning threw for 441 pass yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Manning showed how efficient he was under pressure and during two minute drills. He made use of whatever receivers were on the field and spread the ball around.
What is most impressive is that on the final drive of the game, Manning was without Rueben Randle and Odell Beckham for some time. He had a constant connection with Shane Vereen, who tore up the 49ers’ defense all game long. Manning proved that it didn’t matter who was on the field and he determined to lead his team to victory.
A lot of Manning’s success was due to the over achieving offensive line the Giants’ have put together. The Giant’ offensive line was nasty, making blocks when needed and opening up huge holes for Rashad Jennings. Manning is finally getting the protection he needs to carve up opposing defenses.
Larry Donnell was the unsung hero of the night, catching a beautiful touchdown pass in double coverage. Donnell proved why he should be the number one tight end on the roster and has really stepped up in the absence of Daniel Fells.
With losses by both Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys, the Giants are in great shape to run away with the division. Next week the Giants have a huge divisional game against the Philadelphia Eagles, which could determine whether or not the Giants make the playoffs down the stretch.