There was no thrilling fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory for the New York Giants this time. Instead, the Giants (3-2) watched the Serattle Seahawks (2-3) score the final 14 points Sunday, earning a 36-25 victory at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
This was a sloppy, turnover-filled game, with the Giants committing five turnovers and the Seahawks four. Fittingly, a final turnover decided the game. Trailing 29-25 the Giants drove the ball to Seattle’s five-yard line, only to have a Manning pass bounce off the hands of Victor Cruz. Brandon Browner intercepted, returning the ball 94 yards for the decisive touchdown.The Giants took a 25-22 lead with 4:48 to play when Lawrence Tynes made a 26-yard field goal, capping a 10-play Giants’ drive.
Seattle responded with a seven-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a 27-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst to Doug Baldwin.
The Giants drove to Seattle’s five. After a false start penalty, though, Cruz slipped while running his route and Manning’s pass bounced off his hands and into Browner’s arms.
Manning completed 24-of-39 for a career-high 420 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. Whitehurts went 11-for-19 for 149 yards and one touchdown for Seattle. Starter Tarvaris Jackson, who left with a shoulder injury, was 15-for-22 for 166 yards with a touchdown and an interception.