EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — And just like that, the champs got off the mat.
Trailing 27-16 at the start of the fourth quarter – and having lost their home opener against Dallas last week – the New York Giants showed the resolve and fight that won them Super Bowl XLVI in February.
Eli Manning led his team to 25 fourth-quarter points as the Giants rallied for a 41-34 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon.
Chuck Cooperstein and Tony Boselli called the action on Dial Global Sports.
(Josh Freeman hits Vincent Jackson for a 29-yd score and a 10-6 Bucs lead)
(Doug Martin’s 8-yd run makes it 17-6 Tampa)
(Eli Manning connects with Hakeem Nicks to cut it to 17-13)
(Eric Wright’s 60-yd interception return for a TD puts the Bucs up 24-13)
(Manning finds Victor Cruz for an 80-yd score to get the Giants to within 2)
(Andre Brown runs in the two-point conversion to tie the game at 27-27)
(Martellus Bennett grabs Manning’s pass and takes it into the end zone to make it 34-27 Giants)
(Josh Freeman answers with a 41-yd strike to Mike Williams to tie it 34-34)
(Hakeem Nicks’ long reception helps put the Giants in position to win)
(Andre Brown’s 2-yd TD run puts New York ahead for good)
(Michael Boley seals the Giants’ win with an interception)
(Postgame recap from Chuck Cooperstein and Tony Boselli)