2005_10_smanning.jpgEli Manning is quickly becoming one of the better quarterbacks in the NFC. On Sunday he threw for 296 yards and four touchdowns while leading the Giants to a 44-24 victory over the Rams. The Giants scored on their first six possessions and only had to punt twice in the entire game. For the season, the Giants have scored a NFL high 136 points in four games.

Plaixco Burress had his finest day as a pro, catching ten passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns. Tiki Barber ran for 128 yards and Jeremy Shockey and Amani Toomer each caught a touchdown. The Giants defense bent but didn’t break, giving up 476 yards but also forcing five turnovers including a fumble recovery at their own six-yard line early in the third quarter that stopped the Rams from closing to within three.

The win brings the Giants to 3-1 tied with Philadelphia and a half-game behind undefeated Washington. The Giants have a week off and then head to Dallas for a showdown with the Cowboys on October 16th.

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