Manning's late TD pass lifts Giants past Pats
Foxboro, MA – It wasn't the Super Bowl, but the result was the same.
Eli Manning threw a touchdown pass in the final minute and the New York Giants delivered another super-sized blow to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Manning hit tight end Jake Ballard in the left side of the end zone with 15 seconds remaining Sunday, lifting the Giants to a 24-20 win over the Patriots in their first meeting since Super Bowl XLII.
The 80-yard drive was aided by a 20-yard pass interference penalty that moved the Giants (6-2) to the one-yard line, and it came just 81 seconds after Brady found Rob Gronkowski in the front of the end zone for a 20-17 lead.
Manning was MVP of New York's Super Bowl win over the Patriots in 2008 after leading his team on a game-winning drive, and he passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns for the Giants (6-2) in this one.
Brady threw for 342 yards and two scores for New England (5-3), but also turned the ball over three times, leading to 10 New York points.