Last night’s NFL game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys was an unexpected thriller. The Giants scored 15 points in the final 3:14 only to have Jason Pierre-Paul cap the comeback with a block of a potential game-tying field goal with one second left. The Giants erased a 12-point deficit and moved into first place in the NFC East. New York Giants Stun Dallas Cowboys with Fourth-Quarter Rally, Move Into Tie for NFC East Lead. Unexpected because New York had lost four straight games and went into the new Texas Stadium (where they have not yet lost) with their season on the line. Hardly unexpected in the way the team, and its first-round QB, played, though. Video highlights.
A game that featured 71 total points, nearly 1,000 yards of offense and enough defensive breakdowns to last a season came down to one kick. Well . . . make that two kicks.
Eli Manning, Giants Put Cowboys On Ice | Audibles.
Eli Manning is having a sensational year. Six come-from-behind, 4th quarter comeback victories. Best QB rating and most TD passes in the 4th quarter (14), tying the all-time record held jointly by legendary Johnny Unitas and brother Peyton. He’s on fire and, in many ways, is a one-man team, dealing with the loss of a viable running game, the offseason trade of a favorite tight end and repeated injuries to key receivers.
Aaron Rodgers is having the season of a lifetime. Drew Brees is chasing records like it’s going out of style. Tim Tebow is, well, Tim Tebow. But in this so-called Year of the Quarterback, the one story everyone seems to be missing is the incredible fourth quarter play of New York Giants QB Eli Manning. In a 37-34 comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys, Manning led his team to two fourth quarter touchdowns in the final 3:14 of the game. It was Manning’s sixth fourth quarter comeback of the season.
Eli Manning Continues to Be Clutch in 4th quarter | CBS News.
Without Eli, the G-Men would be nowhere. Deon Sanders likes to preach on The NFL Network that he “believes in Eli.” As a Giants fan and one a bit concerned that Big Blue may not have the character this season to make a strong playoff run, I certainly hope he’s right. If you can survive the constant heart attacks, watching the 2011 Giants is a treat, to say the least. If only the games were ALL 4th quarters!