INDIANAPOLIS – Eli Manning experienced one of the greatest moments of his career at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Super Bowl XLVI and returned to the venue on Sunday afternoon as a franchise quarterback for the New York Giants. At age 37, his future was never in such danger.
Manning played solidly, sometimes outperforming Colt star Andrew Luck, gaining 27 points for a week after winning nothing in a home game against the club. Titans It would have been enough to win the Giants, but that This was not the case, as Luck set off on a late drive for an exhausted and honestly bad defense, destroying Manning's return to Indy and sinking the Giants 28-27.
The Giants led 1
Manning was intercepted by Malik Hooker (23 seconds) to convict the Giants. After one of his more painful defeats in a miserable season, he fell to five to ten points.
-33 for 309 yards, and in a way it was noteworthy that he retained the Giants in it, as the rookie Saquon Barkley, who had only 43 yards in 21 rush attempts, found little support on the ground.
The luck ended with 31- of-47 for 357 meters. The Colts have now won eight of the last nine games, a rise that made a 1-5 start to a credible playoff run.
The Giants had a 27-21 lead and were put back on their 4-yard line and imploded on offense, with penalties narrowly ending Scott Simonson and center John Greco. That forced a Riley Dixon punt from the back end of the endzone. He took him out of midfield and put the Colts on their 47-yard line, leaving 3:43. The Giants needed a defense stop that they would not get. In the third quarter, Manning fitted into a 32-yard attack to squeeze Evan Engram, who rolled onto Indy's 1-yard line before Manning drove to the end zone on the next game on a quarterback sneak. That's a rarity. It was Manning's second touchdown in the past four years and only the seventh in his 15-year career. The giants were preferred 24-14.
Happiness was heating up, but the giants seemed to be trading with a lucky bag fumble. But Corneror Janoris Jenkins had to complain because of a punishment of the defense. Two plays later Marlon Mack entered from a distance of 3 meters in the end zone, scoring 24-21. The Giants moved up to the Colt's 7-yard line, but not closer and were content with Aldick Rosa's # 27 field goal. 9:20 minutes earlier, the lead remained 27-21.
The first half was virtually all giants who stun the crowd of 61,738 and expect a three-hour party. Instead, the first 30 minutes were some of the best moments the Giants put together this season. They took the lead at 17: 7 at halftime and dominated, although they could not achieve much on the ground. Barkley made only 17 yards in his nine rush attempts. He scored the game's first touchdown in a 1-yard run.
Manning was the commander from the beginning, finishing half of 13 of 18 for 176 yards. His favorite was Sterling Shepard, who took five passes for 110 yards and scored more in half a yardage than in the last three games. Manning's 26-yard pass to Bennie Fowler – starting at the site of the injured Odell Beckham Jr. – and a 20-yard ball over the middle of Shepard. Rosa's # 40 yard field hit was left 1:10 in the first half.  The opening drive for the Giants could not be made trickier or more elaborate – a departure for a team that closed last week and failed to score in five consecutive quarters. Coach Pat Shurmur made the Colts out of balance with the runs held by Corey Coleman (5 yards) and Evan Engram (12 yards). Manning completed 4 of 5 passes for 46 yards and the lone dropout was a throw. The eleven-game and 75-yard marathon was redeemed with Barkley's 1-yard touchdown run as he cut left to his left as he was first held inside their 13-yard line and again able to score the Colts who did not help with penalties for 12 men in the field and a violation of the neutral zone. In a third and third game, the Giants divided Barkley to the right, the Colts were confused, trying to call for a break, but Manning pulled out and threw 6 yards to Shepard for the first time. The biggest game on the ride came in third and eleventh place when Manning Shepard found himself on the field for a 55-yard win. Thus, Manning's play fake against Barkley and the roll-out flip for Simonson was a 3-yard passing game and a 14-0 lead.
The Colts finally had enough time to bring three first downs together on the Giants' 26-yard line when Luck inexplicably threw the ball into the end zone, where the only player nearby was Curtis Riley's security. The only tricky part of giving presents was for Riley to pull both feet down while strapping on the shoulder strap.
The only points for the Colts in the first half were on a 78-yard ride in the second quarter.