Manning’s final line was 26-of-37 for 398 meters and a touchdown, which is approximately as empty as the snapshot numbers may look like. Touchdown was a one-yarder to Beckham with five seconds left, followed by a two-point conversion run by Barkley.
After a jumping 38-yard capture by Sterling Shepard, the giants set the 13-yard line late in the first half, the next four falls were a study in the giant problems except the offensive line.
Manning threw a four-man pass to finish Rhett Ellison in the petty break.
Then Manning made a bad throw that landed outside the border and was rushed despite good protection before Odell Beckham could break to the corner of the end zone. It was only his second incompletion in the 16th half-race.
From here Manning held the ball far too long when he had enough time but his two primary options were covered. He did not look for a third option or throw a recipient open or even throw the ball out of the limit to avoid the risk of a strip bag.
Manning took the bag and the giants settled for a field goal that complies with a crash showing touchdowns of only 43 percent of their red zone travel. Aldrick Rosas improved to 14-in-15 on field goals, but Falcons got the three points back just before half went up 10-3.