Giants Win on Last Second Field Goal
Eli Manning completed his 30th game winning drive as the New York Giants kicked a 23 yard field goal as time expired to beat the New Orleans Saints 16-13 on Sunday.
It was clear that this time the Giants were not going to leave any time on the clock after Victor Cruz completed a catch and run for 35 yards that put the Giants first and goal with less than two minutes left, and New Orleans out of time outs.
Eli Manning had a really good day 32 for 41 with 368 yards, but the Giants coughed up the ball three times on drives that looked like they would have scored.
The Giants failed twice to score a touchdown in the red zone, they went for it on 4th down and failed once, and settled for a field goal on another attempt.
The ball was dropped several times, and you have to give some credit to the Saints secondary, but I think the Giants receivers need to do a better job holding on to the football.
I thought the Giants defense was very good especially their tackling, holding Drew Brees and the high scoring Saints offense to 288 yards, one touchdown and stopping their third downs conversions 10 out of 13 times.
I also think credit goes go to the coaching strategy of Ben McAdoo and his staff for not allowing Drew Brees and the Saints offensive other shot to try and win the game.
The 2-0 start for Big Blue is their first since 2009.
The Giants have another big divisional game on Sunday as they host their NFC East rivals, The 0-2 Washington Redskins who will be looking for their first win.
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