Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns as the New York Giants edged the Buffalo Bills, 27-24, Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Both teams are 4-2 on the season.
The victory. combined with Philadelphia’s 20-13 victory over the Washington Redskins, put the Giants into sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
With the score tied, 24-24, Buffalo drove the ball to the New York 27-yard line, but Giants’ cornerback Corey Webster intercepted Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick at the four-yard line. It was Webster’s second interception of the game.
After a penalty against Buffalo, the Giants took possession at their 19-yard line with 4:02 remaining. They drove the ball all the way to Buffalo’s one-yard-line before settling for a 23-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes with 1:35 remaining, giving them their winning margin, 27-24.
The Bills took possession at the 20-yard line. On fourth-and-five from the 25-yardline Jason Pierre-Paul batted down Fitzpatrick’s pass, securing the victory for the Giants.
The games was tied at the half, 17-17. Buffalo scored in the first half on an 80-yard run by Fred Jackson, a 60-yard pass to Naaman Roosevelt and a 49-yard field goal by Ryan Lindell.
The Giants got a pair of one-yard runs from Bradshaw and a 26-yard field goal by Tynes.
Manning finished the game 21-of-23 for 292 yards for the Giants, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Fitzpatrick went 21-of-30 for 244 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Giants have a bye next week, then return to action against the Miami Dolphins.