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Top Five Game Performances of 2015

Posted Jan 27, 2016

Giants.com ranks the biggest game performances of the 2015 season

ELI THROWS AS MANY TOUCHDOWNS AS INCOMPLETIONS IN MIAMI


Date: December 14, 2015 (Week 14)
Opponent: Miami Dolphins
Location: Sun Life Stadium

In the process of earning his fourth career Player of the Week Award -- and second of the season -- Eli Manning completed 27 of 31 passes for 337 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in a 31-24 win at Miami. Manning’s 87.1 completion percentage is the highest in franchise history for a regular-season game with a minimum of 20 attempts. He also became the first Giants quarterback to have a passer rating of at least 150 in a game since Kerry Collins in 2002. Meanwhile, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hauled in seven passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns. The 166 yards were the most for Beckham in 2015 and came 19 yards shy of tying his career-high 185 yards, which he had in the 2014 season finale against Philadelphia.





NOLA NATIVES ELI AND ODELL PUT ON A SHOW IN HOMETOWN


Date: November 1, 2015 (Week 8)
Opponent: New Orleans Saints
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Eli Manning and Drew Brees put on a quarterback duel for the ages in a thriller between the Giants and Saints. While the Giants would lose 52-49 on a last-second field goal, the 13 touchdown passes -- seven by Brees and six by Manning -- set an NFL record for most in a single game. The 101 combined points made it the second-highest scoring game in Giants history and tied the third-highest ever in the NFL. The 49 points were the most the Giants have ever scored in a loss in their 91-year history. Odell Beckham Jr., who attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans like Manning, notched eight receptions for 130 yards and three touchdowns.





RASHAD ENDS SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE


Date: January 3, 2016 (Week 17)
Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
Location: MetLife Stadium

In his second season with the Giants, Jennings set career highs in rushing attempts (195), rushing yards (863), first downs (40), 20-yard runs (six) and receiving yards (296). He put an exclamation point on the campaign by running for 170 yards, 89 of which came in the first quarter, and a touchdown in Week 17. The seven-year NFL veteran had 432 yards in the final four games after having 431 in the first 12.





ELI SETS MULTIPLE FRANCHISE RECORDS IN COMEBACK WIN VS. SAN FRAN


Date: October 11, 2015 (Week 5)
Opponent: San Francisco 49ers
Location: MetLife Stadium

Eli Manning completed 41 of 54 passes (75.9 percent) for 441 yards with three touchdowns, including the game-winner to tight end Larry Donnell with 21 seconds remaining for a 30-27 win over San Francisco. Manning set a franchise record with 41 completions and recorded the seventh 400-yard game of his career (the 441 yards were the third-highest total in Manning’s 12 seasons). While notching his 32nd game-winning drive, Manning picked up his 102nd career victory, including postseason, to surpass Phil Simms (101) for most in franchise history.





DRC GRABS TWO INTERCEPTIONS, RETURNS ONE FOR TD


Date: October 25, 2015 (Week 7)
Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
Location: MetLife Stadium

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was just named to his second Pro Bowl and will be the first Giants cornerback to play in the all-star game since Mark Haynes in 1984, recordplay he second multi-interception game of his career in a 27-20 win over Dallas. He returned the first one 58 yards for a touchdown to put the Giants ahead early in the third quarter. His second came on the first play of the fourth quarter as the Giants recorded four takeaways as a team (Brandon Meriweather also had an interception and Myles White recovered a fumble).