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Giants 24, Patriots 20: Notes And Quotes

The New York Giants’ 24-20 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday was another come-from-behind game that was eerily reminiscent of the Giants’ Super Bolw 42 victory over then-unbeaten New England. Here are some notes and quotes from Sunday.

Quotable

“I knew we would win. It definitely took me back to the Super Bowl.

“When you’ve got Eli as the quarterback in a two-minute situation, I am confident all the way in and out. Eli has been a beast all season long, ever since I’ve been in the league, on two-minute drives. He has been great.”

— Giants’ running back Brandon Jacobs

“I’d rather be down by three with a minute-thirty (left) than up by four with a minute-thirty with Tom Brady, with their offense on the field. You like those situations where you have an opportunity to go win the game.”

— Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning

“Half our offense wasn’t here and we still came out and beat a great football team."

— Giants’ defensive end Osi Umenyiora

Notes

— The Giants’ victory ended three significant Patriots streaks. New England had won 20 consecutive regular season home games, 18 straight home games vs. NFC teams and they had won 31 regular season games in a row started by quarterback Tom Brady.

— Tom Coughlin moved into a tie for 20th on two significant NFL coaching lists. The victory was Coughlin’s 139th regular season triumph, tying him with Tony Dungy for 20th on the league’s career list. Including his eight postseason victories, Coughlin has 147 wins. That ties him with former Tennessee Coach Jeff Fisher for 20th on that list.

— Manning’s 250 yards increased his career total to 25,023. He is the second player in Giants history with 25,000 passing yards. Phil Simms holds the franchise record with 33,462.