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Experts react to Giants' 27-23 win

Following the Giants' comeback victory against the 49ers, here is a roundup of what the media had to say about the team:

"It certainly helped that Manning was as well-protected as he's been all season. The 49ers did not record a single sack in the first three quarters, first getting to him a few minutes into the fourth. They barely got any pressure on Eli for most of the night, either, allowing him to mostly hang in the pocket and wait until somebody sprang open. This was an all-around passing game improvement for the G-Men."

"Eli Manning has long had a reputation for late-game heroics. For many Giants, though, that's all it has been. A reputation. Something they've heard about, or witnessed only as young spectators watching on television. That's what made Monday night's come-from-behind performance by the Giants and their beleaguered quarterback so significant. On a team where the coaching staff and roster has been almost completely turned over, there are only a handful of people who were with the club two years ago when Manning last threw a fourth-quarter touchdown to complete a comeback."

"Manning tugged at the legacy he created with the Giants and with 53 seconds to go fired a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard. A few harrowing moments on defense followed but the comeback stuck, as Manning and the Giants walked off the field 27-23 winners Monday night to shed a glimmer of light into the darkness of this season." hands out gameballs in the Giants win over the 49ers

"But for Manning and the Giants, it meant quite a bit. Just when it appeared that he had absolutely nothing left, just when it seemed that the Giants might have no choice but to sit him down and give rookie Kyle Lauletta a look at quarterback, Manning provided a rare feel-good moment in what has been a dreary season for him and his team."

"Manning went 6-of-9 for 69 yards on the final drive. It came in his most productive game of the season, and put to rest a long two weeks in which he faced constant questions about his future."

"Coleman flashed speed and great vision on his return, although two were negated by penalties. He did break free for 51 yards to the 49ers' 47 that helped set up the Giants' second touchdown, pulling Big Blue within 20-17 in the third quarter."