On Monday Night Football, the one win Minnesota Vikings traveled to New Jersey to take on the winless New York Giants. Quarterback Eli Manning drove his team down the field in a time-consuming drive and came away with a field goal to score first.
They held the Vikings on their first possession and got the ball back. After they were stopped the punted, and the kick was returned 86 yards by Marcus Sherels for the touchdown. At this point it looked like the Giants were destined to fall to 0-7.
Fortunately they showed some resiliency. In the second quarter Eli Manning led the Giants down the field and scored a touchdown to go ahead. It was a beautiful 24-yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle. He jumped up in the air and caught it over the defender near the pylon. That go ahead touchdown put the Giants ahead for the rest of the game.
In the third quarter, Peyton Hillis added another touchdown to go ahead 17-7. That came after punt return hero Marcus Sherels became punt return scapegoat when he muffed the punt. That gave the Giants the ball on the three-yard line. A pair of fourth quarter field goals bumped the lead to 23-7.
Freeman didn’t play well in the game. He completed 20 of 53 passes for 190 yards and an interception. Eli Manning on the other hand played well completing 23 of 39 passes for 200 yards and an interception. Peyton Hillis wasn’t necessarily stellar at running back but he contributed to the game in a positive way. He carried the ball 18 times for 36 yards and a touchdown. Hillis also caught 5 passes for 45 yards.