By Matt Lombardo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Published November 12, 2018 at. 11:25 | Updated November 12, 2018 at. 11:42
By Matt Lombardo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
SANTA CLARA, California – Too much of the season, the red zone had been a death zone for the giants who came in on Monday night ranked No. 31 in red zone efficiency.
However, the main trainer Pat Shurmur designed a game plan that contained a large dose of wide recipient Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning had their best performance of the season in Monday’s 27-23 victory over San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.
Manning forced his retirement pension back at least one week.
The giants had converted only 40 percent of their trips inside the 20-yard line to touchdowns. On Monday evening, they converted three out of five trips to the Red Zone and came away with Aldrick Rosas field goals on the other two.
Manning had three touchdown passages – two to Beckham and the game winner for the narrow end Evan Engram.
Here’s a look at Manning’s rating against San Francisco:
Manning finished 18th-18th of March with three touchdowns. He did not throw an interception and was dismissed once in eight laps. He had a 110.7 passing grade.
It did not require long time for the Giants and Manning to see the benefits of recently accused Jamon Brown.
Manning made the first game of operation in the match at 2:48 in the first quarter. Manning did an excellent job of manipulating his pocket to avoid the rush before signing Beckham at the end of the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown.
Brown picked up a 49er stunt, so Manning got an extra second in his pocket to throw.