Offense Shines, Defense Comes up Big as Giants Rally to Beat Jacksonville
With Win, Touchdowns for Families Program Raises Another $1,200
for New Jersey YMCAState Alliance and Healthy U**
Eli Manning threw two second half touchdown passes and the defense tamed the Jaguars' offense, as the Giants staged a big, 24-20 comeback win over Jacksonville at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Sunday.
With the victory, the Giants break a two-game losing streak and move back into a tie for the division lead with the Philadelphia Eagles.
After two field goals in the first half, the Giants entered the locker room at halftime trailing 17-6. But with inspired play by the defense, and touchdown catches by Mario Maningham and Kevin Boss – the Official Spokesperson for the Touchdowns for Families Program -- the 7-4 Giants notched a critical win in their drive for the playoffs.
With the two touchdowns scored against Jacksonville, an additional $1,200 was raised for the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and its Healthy U program, bringing the total through Week 12 to nearly $20,000.
Touchdowns for Families Program:
For every touchdown the New York Giants score, Horizon BCBSNJ will donate $250.00 to the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. The Alliance will use that money to expand its "Healthy U" initiative, which is the nation's largest after school childhood obesity prevention and education program. New this year, Horizon BCBSNJ invited its Master Broker companies to participate as well, and 12 have generously pledged an additional $25.00 per touchdown to the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. With the two touchdowns scored this week, the Alliance raised $500 through Horizon and $700 through its Master Brokers, bringing the total raised through Week 12 to $19,800. Tight End Kevin Boss is the Official Spokesperson for the Touchdowns for Families Program this season.
If the New York Giants make the NFL post season, Horizon BCBSNJ will increase its donation to $500.00 for each touchdown that the Giants score in each playoff game. If the Giants make the championship game Horizon BCBSNJ will increase its donation to $1,000.00 for each touchdown the Giants score. For complete information on "Healthy U," please visit: www.HorizonBlue.com/HealthyU.
Through four complete seasons, the Touchdowns for Families program raised $69,000 for charity. You can follow the weekly progress of the Touchdowns for Families program at www.Giants.com/community or on Facebook by searching "Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey."