Giants in Playoffs After Win in Buffalo

Dramatic return of Kevin Everett not enough to carry the Bills
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2007 7:02 PM CST
Giants in Playoffs After Win in Buffalo
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning attempts a pass during the first quarter of the NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007. (AP Photo/David Duprey)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The New York Giants overcame numerous obstacles against the Bills today: the weather, five fumbles by their starting quarterback, and the emotional return to Buffalo of injured tight end Kevin Everett. Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw each topped 140 yards rushing, and the Giants bounced back from an early 14-point deficit to win 38-21 at Buffalo, reports the Times.

With deteriorating weather, the Giants took to the ground, running the ball 47 times and throwing only 15 passes. Despite that, Eli Manning still had two interceptions but managed to win anyway. New York had two interception returns for touchdowns in the game. The injured Everett spoke to the Bills before the game. "I was speechless," said one Bills player. (Read more NFL stories.)

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