Eli Manning Throws 3 TD Passes to Lead Giants over Texans

By Ben Fractenberg on October 11, 2010 9:07am 

Eli Manning passes the ball against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
Eli Manning passes the ball against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — The Giants sputtering offense suddenly caught fire on Sunday as they beat the Houston Texans 34-10 at Reliant Stadium.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning looked sharp, completing 27 of 42 passes for 297s yards and three touchdowns.

"It's nice," Eli Manning told the Daily News. "We had kind of forgotten that feeling a little bit."

The began the game with a flourish and jumped out to a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks caught two touchdown passes in the first half and finished the day with 12 receptions for 130 yards.

The Giants defense looked dominant for a second straight week, holding to the Texans to just 24 yards rushing and sacking their quarterback Matt Schaub three times.

Schaub completed just 16 out of 34 passes for 196 yards and no touchdowns.

"Our offense did a good job of getti"ng out to that early lead so they couldn’t run the ball like they were supposed to," Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora told the New York Post. We did a good job of playing off each other."

The Giants (3-2) are now in a three-way tie for first place with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. New York plays the Detroit Lions (1-4) next Sunday.

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