The Giants’ offense and defense both got back on track last night with the 38-10 beat-down of the Packers. In the process, they made some headlines with their plays.
With a Cowboys loss and a Redskins win, the Giants own a two-game lead heading into Monday night’s clash with RGIII. At 7-4, and with a win Monday, the Giants all but secure the NFC East.
The Giants’ 28-point margin of victory was the second-largest of the season, but the most in MetLife Stadium. They beat Carolina by 29 on Sept. 29.
Following a bye week, the G-Men are 9-15. However, this win marked their fifth in a row.
In a meeting of the last two Super Bowl champions, the Giants helped the most recent winners move to 10-2, including eight in a row.
The Giants defense held Green Bay scoreless in the second half. It marked the second time they’ve done so this season. Earlier, they rendered San Fran scoreless in the final two quarters.
The Giants did not turn the ball over for the third time this season. They did not turn it over against Carolina or San Francisco, and won those games by a combined 100-22. The G-Men have won 13 in a row (including three post-season games) when they don’t turn the ball over.
With his 149th career win, Tom Coughlin tied former Steelers coach Bill Cowher for 17th all time. He trails Giants Hall of Famer Steve Owen for 16th on the list with 151, which he’ll have a chance to possibly tie at home vs. New Orleans and potentially surpass in Atlanta on Dec. 16.
Eli Manning threw 3 TD passes to become the Giants’ career leader with 200, surpassing the previous record-holder, Phil Simms, who threw 199 between 1979-93. Manning became the 32nd player in NFL history to throw 200 touchdown passes. In doing so, he ended a career-worst streak of 106 passes without finding the end zone.
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