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Eli's greatest regular season win?

BlackLight : 8/9/2018 4:26 pm
What do we think?

Off the top of my head - going into New England in 2011 and pulling it out in the final minute.
Maybe the Broncos in 2005  
Anakim : 8/9/2018 4:28 pm : link
The GW TD to Amani Toomer
2011: Week 17 Win vs. Dallas to Take NFC East  
Simms2McConkey : 8/9/2018 4:30 pm : link
24-33, 346 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 31-14 win.
I'd say the 2011 game in Dallas (JPP blocked FG).  
bceagle05 : 8/9/2018 4:32 pm : link
Down 12 with five minutes left, and Eli went nuts. Maybe the best five minutes of his career, actually. Lots of high-degree-of-difficulty throws that he just dropped in the bucket. Manningham even dropped a game-winning TD, so Eli came right back and fired a strike to Ballard at the goal line, setting up a Jacobs run. I remember being kinda depressed that the Giants appeared to be wasting that type of "God" season from Eli, but they wound up cashing it in with a title.
@ New England 2011  
Chris684 : 8/9/2018 4:34 pm : link
@ Philly 2006

Denver 2005

All come to mind.
Eli's greatest regular season wins  
BillyM : 8/9/2018 4:39 pm : link
All of the above mentioned come to mind.

I will say, one of the most important games for Eli/Giants was the final game of 2007. In a loss to the Pats (38-35), the team proved to themselves that they could hang with an undefeated juggernaut that was the Pats.

I really believe this was the moment the Giants became a very very dangerous team to others in the playoffs who were favored. Packers, Patriots, even Dallas.

That was the beginning for me, of post season "Eli" that we came to love in the months and years thereafter.
Spoiling the opener at Jerry World is up there, too.  
bceagle05 : 8/9/2018 4:42 pm : link
Re-thinking it  
BlackLight : 8/9/2018 4:45 pm : link
I would probably put the 2011 win in Dallas ahead of the New England game. If they don't win that, the season is basically over.

As well as Eli played in Week 17 of that season (Dallas at home), the team was on fire at that moment. Romo played with a busted hand - we had little business losing that game.
I'll go with @Dallas in 2011  
Greg from LI : 8/9/2018 4:46 pm : link
If they lost that game, would they even have made the playoffs?
RE: 2011: Week 17 Win vs. Dallas to Take NFC East  
Les in TO : 8/9/2018 4:49 pm : link
In comment 14033629 Simms2McConkey said:
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24-33, 346 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 31-14 win.
+1
While it technically was a loss on the scoreboard  
pjcas18 : 8/9/2018 4:54 pm : link
I'll say Week 17 2007 against New England, at home, to allow the Patriots to go 16 - 0.
RE: I'll go with @Dallas in 2011  
Mr. Bungle : 8/9/2018 4:55 pm : link
In comment 14033648 Greg from LI said:
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If they lost that game, would they even have made the playoffs?

No, they would not have made the playoffs.

Pierre-Paul was out of his mind in that game.
RE: While it technically was a loss on the scoreboard  
pjcas18 : 8/9/2018 4:55 pm : link
In comment 14033661 pjcas18 said:
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I'll say Week 17 2007 against New England, at home, to allow the Patriots to go 16 - 0.


Like others have said, I should read threads before replying.
RE: I'd say the 2011 game in Dallas (JPP blocked FG).  
Jimmy Googs : 8/9/2018 4:58 pm : link
In comment 14033632 bceagle05 said:
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Down 12 with five minutes left, and Eli went nuts. Maybe the best five minutes of his career, actually. Lots of high-degree-of-difficulty throws that he just dropped in the bucket. Manningham even dropped a game-winning TD, so Eli came right back and fired a strike to Ballard at the goal line, setting up a Jacobs run. I remember being kinda depressed that the Giants appeared to be wasting that type of "God" season from Eli, but they wound up cashing it in with a title.


yep
this win  
gtt350 : 8/9/2018 4:58 pm : link
Big Lou says
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQfECOLL2Zo&list=FLagDYisEOEYVVf7llZxjyIw&index=30 - ( New Window )
Dallas game 2011 come back  
section125 : 8/9/2018 5:03 pm : link
or/and the Eagles comeback with Toomer cramping up through the 4th quarter.
2007 - Game 13: New York Giants 21, Chicago Bears 16  
gfinop : 8/9/2018 5:22 pm : link
Statistically a crappy game. But it was a game to me that sticks out a lot in the 2007 season. Manning was just coming off a brutal game and loss against the Vikings. He then proceeds to throw 2 interceptions (one i in the rz) against the bears. Down by 9 with about 11 minutes to go he makes a great comeback and helps the Giants to a win. I think that was critical win that season to stay in the playoff hunt.

I miss the 4th qtr comeback Manning. Despite how poorly he or the team played I always felt the Giants will win if they were within 2 scores in the final quarter. Haven't had the same feeling in a few years now.

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxadzGvTeXo
Stats: http://www.jt-sw.com/football/boxes/index.nsf/Games/2007-13-nyg-chi
The first one  
Gman11 : 8/9/2018 6:36 pm : link
Against Dallas. Audible at the line to run to Tiki for the game winner.
RE: I'd say the 2011 game in Dallas (JPP blocked FG).  
PatersonPlank : 8/9/2018 7:04 pm : link
In comment 14033632 bceagle05 said:
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Down 12 with five minutes left, and Eli went nuts. Maybe the best five minutes of his career, actually. Lots of high-degree-of-difficulty throws that he just dropped in the bucket. Manningham even dropped a game-winning TD, so Eli came right back and fired a strike to Ballard at the goal line, setting up a Jacobs run. I remember being kinda depressed that the Giants appeared to be wasting that type of "God" season from Eli, but they wound up cashing it in with a title.


Was at this game. Had endzone seats down close to the field, right at the endzone the Giants scored twice in the 4th to win the game. Cowboy fans were not happy.
RE: 2011: Week 17 Win vs. Dallas to Take NFC East  
AcidTest : 8/9/2018 7:04 pm : link
In comment 14033629 Simms2McConkey said:
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24-33, 346 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 31-14 win.


Agreed.
May be behind  
Sec 103 : 8/9/2018 7:55 pm : link
Him?
The game that ended Rex Ryan and the Jets for the next  
Ten Ton Hammer : 8/9/2018 8:09 pm : link
7 years and counting.
His first win  
UberAlias : 8/9/2018 9:23 pm : link
Against Denver.
RE: I'd say the 2011 game in Dallas (JPP blocked FG).  
djm : 8/9/2018 10:06 pm : link
In comment 14033632 bceagle05 said:
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Down 12 with five minutes left, and Eli went nuts. Maybe the best five minutes of his career, actually. Lots of high-degree-of-difficulty throws that he just dropped in the bucket. Manningham even dropped a game-winning TD, so Eli came right back and fired a strike to Ballard at the goal line, setting up a Jacobs run. I remember being kinda depressed that the Giants appeared to be wasting that type of "God" season from Eli, but they wound up cashing it in with a title.


Itís this and itís not even close for Eli and the NY Giants. Best regular season moment. Period. Five minutes swung from no playoffs and Dallas on cruise control to the win that launched a fourth super bowl triumph. AND it sunk dalllas. Itís the perfect busted ass NYG regular season moment. Degree of difficulty, stakes and dramatics all rolled into one.
In a vacuum as in no  
St. Jimmy : 8/9/2018 10:38 pm : link
bearing on the outcome of the season, the 2006 win in Philadelphia comes to mind. Down 24-7 in the fourth quarter in front of 70,000+ paint chip eating shitheads and gets off the mat and puts up 17 in the fourth quarter to tie it and then in OT...
RE: In a vacuum as in no  
wigs in nyc : 8/9/2018 11:59 pm : link
In comment 14034710 St. Jimmy said:
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bearing on the outcome of the season, the 2006 win in Philadelphia comes to mind. Down 24-7 in the fourth quarter in front of 70,000+ paint chip eating shitheads and gets off the mat and puts up 17 in the fourth quarter to tie it and then in OT...


this was my first thought too. I watched this game, penniless, still in college, at a bar in Manhattan alongside an exchange student from London. This was the first game where he got american football.
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arcarsenal : 8/10/2018 12:25 am : link
There are a lot of good ones... most of which have been mentioned.

So, let's talk about a few games where Eli was brilliant but we ultimately lost...

1. Week 3 @ SD in 2005 - 352 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
2. Week 1 @ DAL in 2007 - 312 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT
3. Week 13 vs. PHI in 2009 - 391 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT
4. Week 11 @ NO in 2011 - 406 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
5. Week 8 vs. IND in 2014 - 359 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
6. Week 11 vs. DAL in 2014 - 338 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
7. Week 8 @ NO in 2015 - 350 yards, 6 TD, 0 INT
7. Week 10 vs. NE in 2015 - 361 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
8. Week 14 vs PHI in 2017 - 434 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

Some of these games meant more than others. Some were utterly meaningless. Some of them Eli was fantastic but the defense was horrible. But we lost all of these games and not because of Eli.

We're going to miss 10 when he's gone... he's had a great career. I've probably never rooted as hard for him as I will this year.
Iím going with the 2006 game  
Section331 : 8/10/2018 9:57 am : link
in Philly. Eli got his ass kicked for 3 quarters, down 24-7 in the 4th, tied it up, and won in OT. Threw for 350 and 3 TDís.
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