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Barely more than a full season into his NFL career as a starting quarterback, Eli Manning is practically immune to fourth-quarter pressure.
Kept in check for most of three quarters by Philadelphia, Manning threw two of his three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, including a 61-yarder to Plaxico Burress that helped New York pull away for a victory.
"That was improvised," said Manning. "If [Burress] feels like that guy's driving on him and I can see it also, I'm going to throw a hitch. He did a good job of adjusting and running by him when the guy was cheating."
The play followed a familiar script for Manning and the Giants this season. Against Dallas and Minnesota, he threw touchdown passes in the final minutes to tie games New York eventually lost. In between, he threw a winning touchdown pass against Denver in the final seconds.
"After the first three quarters, you have a feel for what a team is doing," Manning said. "It seems like once we get into the fourth quarter, we realize we've got to step up and make the plays."
The pass to Burress came with the Giants leading 20-17, but it was just as important for a team that hadn't defeated its NFC East nemesis in the last four meetings. The victory also helped the Giants (7-3) surpass their 2004 win total.
N.Y. Giants: FG Feely 26, 14:15.
N.Y. Giants: Toomer 1 pass from Manning (Feely kick), 2:55.
Philadelphia: R.Brown 22 pass from McMahon (Akers kick), 9:05.
N.Y. Giants: FG Feely 27, 5:58.
Philadelphia: FG Akers 20, 1:33.
N.Y. Giants: Shockey 1 pass from Manning (Feely kick), 12:14.
Philadelphia: McMahon 1 run (Akers kick), 7:33.
N.Y. Giants: Burress 61 pass from Manning (Feely kick), 5:24.
EaglesGiantsFirst Downs 2017Total Net Yards 404315Rushes-Yards 30-10629-115Passing 298200Punt Returns 4-272-8Kickoff Returns 4-863-66Interceptions Ret. 0-01-19Comp-Att-Int 18-39-117-26-0Sacked-Yards Lost 0-05-18Punts 6-28.56-39.0Fumbles-Lost 3-02-0Penalties-Yards 7-1056-58Time Of Possession 29:3130:29RUSHING
Philadelphia: Westbrook 16-66, McMahon 9-31, G.Lewis 1-5, Gordon 4-4.
N.Y. Giants: Barber 21-112, Manning 3-7, Jacobs 3-0, D.Ward 2-(minus 4).
Philadelphia: McMahon 18-39-1-298.
N.Y. Giants: Manning 17-26-0-218.
Philadelphia: Smith 7-84, Westbrook 4-57, R.Brown 3-88, G.Lewis 3-64, McMullen 1-5.
N.Y. Giants: Burress 6-113, Toomer 6-56, Barber 2-22, Shiancoe 1-15, Finn 1-11, Shockey 1-1.
MISSED FIELD GOAL
Philadelphia: Akers 38 (WR).