New York Giants Defeat Atlanta Falcons in Overtime: Game Balls and Notes

Posted: 23rd November 2009 by Richard Resch in NFL
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There was a definite feeling of "here we go again" when Eli Manning had his duck of a pass intercepted on the first drive. But after that, Eli probably had his best game of the year, in the most important game to date. He threw some of his best deep balls of the year, including some beauties to Steve Smith and Mario Manningham, and he continued to get Kevin Boss involved in the passing game.

Eli completed 25 of 39 passes for a career high 384 yards (somehow it was his first 300 yard game at home), three touchdowns, and one interception. He looked in control in overtime and he did a good job spreading the love, completing passes to eight different receivers. He even threw two completions to Madison Hedgecock, one for a touchdown.

The fourth quarter came around, and right o ...

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