The New York Giants got their first win in two months today with a 36-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins. But as good as snapping their nine-game losing streak must have felt, it was seeing Eli Manning that may have made the game truly memorable to fans.
With the Giants up by 16 points in the waning seconds of the game, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur took Manning out of the game for backup Alex Tanney to run out the clock.
The response from the MetLife Stadium crowd was massive. Cheers and claps from fans and teammates alike filled it as Manning jogged off the field.
Despite throwing three interceptions, Manning did more than enough through the air to force Miami to play catchup. He had two touchdowns on the day while completing over 70-percent of his passes. And his third-quarter touchdown pass to Darius Slayton gave the Giants a lead that they would not surrender.
#Giants take Eli Manning out of the game and he gets a loud standing ovation. Likely his final home start as a New York Giant.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 15, 2019
With Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones expected back in the lineup in the next week or two, it’s highly likely that today’s game against the Dolphins was Manning’s last game at MetLife Stadium.
Not a bad way to go out if this truly was his final game in front of the home crowd.