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Sports Manning throws 2 TDs, Barkley scores 2, Giants end long skid

01:15  16 december  2019
01:15  16 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N .J. (AP) Two -time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning threw two touchdowns in what might have been his final home start for the Giants and New York snapped a franchise record-tying nine-game losing streak with a 36-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The Giants never trailed as Manning found a wide-open Barkley on a 6-yard TD pass on the opening series, and the No. 2 overall pick in the draft After Tampa Bay got within 31-28, Manning , whose only incompletion came on a short pass to Barkley late in the second quarter, connected with tight end

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning threw two touchdowns in what might have been his final home start for the Giants and New York snapped a franchise record-tying nine-game losing streak with a 36-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Saquon Barkley ran for 112 yards and scored two walk-in touchdowns and New York's much-maligned defence added a safety as the Giants (3-11) handed the Dolphins (3-11) their second loss in as many weeks at MetLife Stadium.

Manning, who lost his starting job to Daniel Jones in Week 3 and got it back last week when the rookie sprained an ankle, threw a 51-yard scoring pass to Golden Tate in the second quarter and a go-ahead 5-yarder to Darius Slayton on the opening series of the second half. The 38-year-old also threw three interceptions, two of which set up by field goals by Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders.

Eli Manning 'very likely' to start on MNF as Jones nurses ankle sprain

  Eli Manning 'very likely' to start on MNF as Jones nurses ankle sprain New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur announced Wednesday that quarterback Daniel Jones is in a walking boot with a "moderate high ankle sprain" and is unlikely to play against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Newsday's Tom Rock. Shurmur added "it will very likely be Eli (Manning)" starting on Monday Night Football as a result. "I've missed being part of the action," Manning told reporters. "It felt good to be out there today (at practice). I hadn't thought about playing in a game, just taking it one game at a time, not making any decisions about the future while living in the present.

Manning stole the show in the second half, leading the Giants to three touchdowns on their first five possessions. His pass to Slayton wiped out a 10-7 deficit and Barkley , who had not run for 100 yards in the previous seven games, added TD runs of 1 and 10 yards. The Dolphins took a 10-7 halftime lead

New York Giants ' Saquon Barkley , center, runs the ball during the Saquon Barkley ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Giants held off the Tampa Bay No other team has a winning record. "We've got a long way to go, there are a lot of things we've got to get better at

With 1:50 left in the game, Manning (20 of 28 for 283 yards) was taken out by coach Pat Shurmur and replaced by Alex Tanney, drawing his second standing ovation from those left in the crowd. He walked to the sideline and was congratulated by teammates while the crowd chanted "Eli Manning.'' He even smiled.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, whose game slipped after taking a big hit on a third-quarter scramble, threw two touchdowns to DaVante Parker, the second one with the game out of reach.

Buck Allen added a late 1-yard TD run in the Giants' biggest offensive output of the season.

This was a game between teams with among the worst records in the league and Manning's start gave it some meaning, especially for the locals who had seen him run the team since the middle of the 2004 season.

Harris scores 26, Thybulle 20 as 76ers beat Raptors 110-104

  Harris scores 26, Thybulle 20 as 76ers beat Raptors 110-104 PHILADELPHIA — Tobias Harris scored 26 points and rookie Matisse Thybulle had a career-high 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 23 seconds left, to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their 12th straight home victory, 110-104 over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. Ben Simmons had 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists a day after scoring a career-high 34 points while hitting his second career 3-pointer as the Sixers remained unbeaten at home this season.Kyle Lowry, playing in his second game after missing 11 in a row due to a broken left thumb, scored 26 points, and OG Anunoby had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto.

Eli Manning also threw two touchdowns and linebacker Alec Ogletree returned one of the Giants ' four interceptions The Giants (3-7) never trailed as Manning found a wide-open Barkley on a 6-yard After Tampa Bay got within 31-28, Manning (17 of 18 for 231 yards) connected with tight end Evan

Saquon Barkley ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Giants held The Giants never trailed as Manning found a wide-open Barkley on a The Bucs got the ball back at their 20 with 23 seconds to play, but B.W. Webb intercepted Winston's long throw down the sideline

With his contract set to expire after this season, the Giants made sure his name was announced when the offence took the field for the second series of the game and he got a standing ovation. Some fans in the stands held up signs: “Thank You, Eli'' one read.

Manning stole the show in the second half, leading the Giants to three touchdowns on their first five possessions. His pass to Slayton wiped out a 10-7 deficit and Barkley, who had not run for 100 yards in the previous seven games, added TD runs of 1 and 10 yards.

The Dolphins took a 10-7 halftime lead on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Fitzpatrick to Parker and a 24-yard field goal by Sanders.

Manning and Tate combined on a 51-yard catch and run to tie the game 7-all just 62 seconds after the Parker catch.

INJURIES:

Dolphins: LB Raekwon McMillam pulled a hamsting in the second half. Giants: CB DeAndre Baker left in second half with a knee injury. He returned.

UP NEXT

Dolphins: Host Cincinnati in final home game on Sunday.

Giants: at Washington on Sunday.

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Tom Canavan, The Associated Press

Report: Giants fire Shurmur after 2 seasons .
The New York Giants fired head coach Pat Shurmur on Monday after two seasons with the team, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. The Giants went 5-11 under Shurmur in 2018 and then 4-12 this season. New York will now begin its third head coaching search in the last five years. General manager Dave Gettleman, who hired alongside Shurmur, will be retained, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Shurmur is the second straight Giants head coach to be fired after two seasons in charge. Ben McAdoo, who took over for longtime bench boss Tom Coughlin, was let go after going 13-15 across 2016 and '17.Under Shurmur, New York's offense experienced modest improvement.

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