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Manning, Handful Of Backups Get Job Done For Giants

Manning, Handful Of Backups Get Job Done For Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As Eli Manning looked around the huddle, there were a few folks the Giants quarterback wouldn't expect to see during a critical drive.

No matter. He guided them to the winning touchdown anyway.

Larry Donnell's spectacular catch over two 49ers with 21 seconds remaining lifted the Giants past San Francisco 30-27 on Sunday night, capping Manning's clutch performance. Manning had a career-best 41 completions in 54 attempts, and his perfect throw to Donnell finished off an 82-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown. The two-time Super Bowl winner passed for 441 yards and became the winningest quarterback in team history with 102.

He pulled off the...

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