I remember watching this game & thinking how poorly the NYG had been playing. They were horrible & I thought they might bench Manning after the 4 picks. If someone had said they would get hot & win the superbowl...well the rest is history. My point the Pats clearly got outplayed on Monday Night. It happens & let it go....it does not mean the season is over by a long shot.
Underestimating the Pats is only a good thing.. Anyone out there who has played sports knows there are games some always play well in (when nothing is at stake) & they are games when others thrive (i.e., playoffs).
Brady is a Money QB & the best since Montana.
Week 12: vs. Minnesota Vikings
- Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
- Game weather: 46°F (Sunny)
- TV announcers (FOX): Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Darryl Johnston (color commentator), & Tony Siragusa (sideline reporter)
- Referee: Walt Anderson
- Game Attendance: 78,591
Coming off their road win over the Lions, the Giants went home for a Week 12 intraconference duel with the Minnesota Vikings. In the first quarter, New York trailed early as Vikings QBTarvaris Jackson completed a 60-yard TD pass to WR Sidney Rice. The Giants would respond with RB Reuben Droughns getting a 1-yard TD run. Minnesota retook the lead with safetyDarren Sharper returning an interception 20 yards for a touchdown. In the second quarter, Viking's RB Chester Taylor got an 8-yard TD run, along with kicker Ryan Longwell making a 46-yard field goal.
In the third quarter, Giant's kicker Lawrence Tynes made a 48-yard field goal, and Minnesota's Longwell made a 26-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Viking's Safety Dwight Smithreturned an interception 93 yards for a touchdown, along with LB Chad Greenway returning an interception 37 yards for a touchdown. New York's QB Eli Manning completing a 6-yard TD pass to WR Plaxico Burress to complete the scoring.
With the loss, the Giants fell to 7-4.
Eli Manning was intercepted four times (with three of his interceptions being returned for touchdowns). He became the 3rd NFL QB since 1970 to have 3 interceptions get returned for touchdowns.