Giants rout Packers as Manning makes history

Giants rout Packers as Manning makes history

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - Reuters
The New York Giants came out firing after a week off, routing the Green Bay Packers 38-10 on Nov. 25 to break a two-game losing skid and strengthen their hold on the NFC East.

Quarterback Eli Manning, who had thrown one touchdown pass and six interceptions in his last four games, threw for three touchdowns and surpassed Phil Simms as the team’s all-time leader with 200 TD passes.

The Super Bowl champion Giants improved to 7-4 to extend their division lead to two games over the Dallas Cowboys (5-6) and Washington Redskins (5-6).

Visiting Green Bay dropped to 7-4 and a game behind the Chicago Bears (8-3) in the NFC North.

New York, caught in one of their familiar mid-season slumps, came alive in a showdown between the last two Super Bowl winners and fueled hope of a run at back-to-back titles.

Manning directed the attack in which the Giants gained 249 yards through the air and 147 yards on the ground with Andre Brown gaining 64 yards and Ahmad Bradshaw rushing for 58, both of them running for touchdowns.