Eli Manning has officially heated up in the second half and might've just put the proverbial nail in the Atlanta Falcons coffin as his 27-yard connection with Mario Manningham over the middle in the endzone has given the New York Giants a 24-2 lead in the fourth quarter.
On the day, Manning has three touchdown passes on 19/28 passing for 241 yards. Manningham only had one catch on the day prior to the fourth quarter, but the wide receiver from Michigan ran a skinny post through the teeth of the Falcons defense and Manning put it right on the receivers' hands.
The Falcons 20th-ranked passing defense had done well in the first half, getting pressure on the quarterback and staying tight on the Giants receivers. However, the Giants have made adjustments and the Falcons have had lapses in coverages that have helped open up the 22-point lead.
Can the Falcons come back? They'll need three scores in just under 10 minutes to do so.
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