Following the Giants’ 41-27 victory over the Browns, it’s time to vote for the Subway “Extra Effort” Player of the Game. Here are the nominees and their performances:
QB Eli Manning
25/37, 259 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT, 103.3 RTG
Manning is no stranger to comebacks; he just didn’t wait until the fourth quarter this time. Overcoming an early deficit, Manning guided the offense to a 20-point second quarter to take the lead and never looked back. Along with three passing touchdowns, Manning and the offense put together 30 first downs, including 6 of 11 on third down conversions. VOTE NOW
RB Ahmad Bradshaw
30 ATT, 200 YDS, 1 TD, 37 LG
On a mission to erase a fumble on the first play of the game, Ahmad Bradshaw did that and more with a career day. The sixth-year running back pounded away for 200 yards on 30 carries. Falling behind 14-0, the Giants worked back to tie it 17-17 in the second quarter with Bradshaw’s four-yard touchdown. He had a long of 37 yards midway through the third quarter. VOTE NOW
WR Victor Cruz
5 REC, 50 YDS (10.0 AVG), 3 TD, 28 LG
Cruz made the most of his five receptions, turning three of them into touchdowns. It was the first time in his career he found the end zone that many times, increasing his touchdown total to five on the year. VOTE NOW
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, Victor Cruz
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This week’s game is the 48th regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Browns leading the series, 26-19-2. The two teams have met twice in the postseason, with the series split, 1-1. In their last meeting, the Browns defeated the Giants, 35-14, in Week 6 of the 2008 regular season at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Kickoff: 1 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Weather: Rain shower 53°F, Wind: NW 6mph
New York Giants
» 78 Markus Kuhn for 95 Rocky Bernard at RDT
» 13 Josh Gordon for 11 Mohamed Massaquoi at WR
15:00 — Game Day Captains: LB Chase Blackburn and WR Victor Cruz along with season captains QB Eli Manning, DE Justin Tuck, and LS Zak DeOssie. New York win the coin toss and will receive. Cleveland will defend the west goal.
*Spencer Paysinger gets the start at linebacker, the first of his career.
14:17 — TOUCHDOWN BROWNS. RB Trent Richardson rushes 15 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. XP is GOOD.CLEVELAND 7, NEW YORK 0 (Drive: 2 plays, 22 yards in 0:37)
10:14 — TOUCHDOWN BROWNS. Brandon Weeden deep pass down the middle to Josh Gordon for 62-yard TOUCHDOWN. XP is GOOD. CLEVELAND 14, NEW YORK 0 (Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards in 2:11)
*Andre Brown returns ensuing kickoff 13 yards to NYG 8.
9:45 — Eli Manning finds Domenik Hixon for a 16-yard gain and a first down, the first of the day for the Giants offense.
6:10 — Rueben Randle hauls in back-to-back catches in traffic for gains of 12 and 11 yards.
3:32 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Manning hooks up with Cruz for a 3-yard score. XP is GOOD. CLEVELAND 14, NEW YORK 7 (Drive: 11 plays, 92 yards in 6:41)
*Bradshaw had runs of 3, 3, 11, 6, and 10 yards on that drive. The touchdown was preceded by Randle’s fourth catch, which brought the ball down to Cleveland’s 3.
0:00 — BROWNS 14, GIANTS 7
15:00 — Cleveland begins the second quarter with ball on the NYG 21.
14:22 — Antrel Rolle gets first contact on Trent Richardson behind the line of scrimmage, stopping him for a loss of 2 on third-and-1 deep in Giants territory.
13:48 — FIELD GOAL BROWNS. Phil Dawson makes a 32-yard attempt. CLEVELAND 17, NEW YORK 7 (Drive: 10 plays, 50 yards in 4:43)
12:26 — David Wilson gets the ball on a counter and takes it for 4 yards. It was his seventh rushing attempt of the season and first since Week 3 in Carolina.
6:49 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 29-yard attempt. CLEVELAND 17, NEW YORK 10 (Drive: 14 plays, 68 yards in 6:53)
4:00 — INTERCEPTION GIANTS. S Stevie Brown intercepts Brandon Weeden and returns it 46 yards. The play was created by LB Chase Blackburn getting pressure on the quarterback.
*On the ensuing kickoff, Will Hill forces a fumble and Stevie Brown recovers. Giants take over at Cleveland’s 29.
1:16 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Eli Manning finds Victor Cruz for a 7-yard score. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 24, CLEVELAND 17 (Drive: 5 plays, 29 yards in 1:27)
0:04 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes 40-yard attempt. NEW YORK 27, CLEVELAND 17 (Drive: 2 plays, 36 yards in 0:17)
0:00 — GIANTS 27, BROWNS 17
15:00 — Giants kickoff to begin the second half.
13:12 — The Browns go for it on fourth-and-inches and Brandon Weeden pushes forward for the first down. New York opponents were previously 0-for-2 on fourth down conversions this season.
7:48 — Ahmad Bradshaw carries for a gain of 37, pushing him over the century mark with 124 yards so far after fumbling on the first play of the game.
5:14 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Eli Manning hooks up with Victor Cruz (28 yards) in the end zone for the third time of the game. XP is Good.NEW YORK 34, CLEVELAND 17 (Drive: 9 plays, 95 yards in 5:13)
3:37 — FIELD GOAL BROWNS. Phil Dawson’s 41-attempt is GOOD. NEW YORK 34, CLEVELAND 20 (Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards in 1:39)
*The score breaks the Giants’ streak of 27 unanswered points.
2:31 — WR Jerrel Jernigan makes his first catch of the season on a 6-yard gain (This is the second game Jernigan has been activated this year)
*Paid attendance announced at 79,911
0:00 — GIANTS 34, BROWNS 20
13:11 — Eli Manning throws first interception of the game, bouncing off the intended receiver, Victor Cruz.
10:08 — No sacks yet in the game for the Giants, but Jason Pierre-Paul gets pressure and bats down a Brandon Weeden pass.
9:10 — With the Browns deep in Giants territory, LB Chase Blackburn intercepts a pass in the end zone.
5:49 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. David Wilson breaks a 40-yard rush for his first career touchdown. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 41, CLEVELAND 20 (Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards in 3:24)
3:56 — TOUCHDOWN BROWNS. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 41, CLEVELAND 27 (Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards in 1:45)
0:00 — GIANTS 41, BROWNS 27
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