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Giants Bounce Back, Beat Bills 27-24

Corey Webster's pick sets up Giants for the win

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    The Giants rediscovered Bradshaw and winning.

    It is far too early to know how this Giants season is going to finish up, but it certainly seems like it is going to be an exciting ride.

    The Giants looked like they were on their way to another brutal fourth-quarter loss when Corey Webster snatched the ball and the game away from the Bills. Webster's second interception of the game came on the Giants' four-yard-line with four minutes to play, and the Giants turned it into a Lawrence Tynes field goal and a 27-24 victory.

    They got more help from the Bills along the way. Drayton Florence was flagged twice for pass interference on the winning drive, adding to one he picked up earlier in the game in his entirely futile attempt to stop Hakeem Nicks on the afternoon.

    Not that the Giants didn't try to give the game away before deciding to win it. Eli Manning should have been picked off on a third-down pass at the Bills goal line, but Leodis McKelvin dropped the ball and the Giants were able to kick the field goal.

    Their defense then held when Jason Pierre-Paul, who is quickly becoming the best player on this defense even when Justin Tuck is healthy, batted down Ryan Fitzpatrick's fourth-down pass. The win leaves the Giants at 4-2 and just a half-game behind the Redskins in the NFC East.

    The win eases some of the tension caused by last week's dreadful performance against the Seahawks, but it didn't solve all of the problems that put the Giants in that spot. Their defense is rarely capable of stopping the opposition when they don't come up with a sack, and the running game remains a work in progress, to put it kindly.

    But they are working at it, and they deserve a round of applause for that. Ahmad Bradshaw wound up with 104 yards on 26 carries in an effort that was more plodding than the numbers might make it seem as a 30-yard run on the final drive was responsible for a big chunk of his final numbers.

    The Giants worked at it, though, and that kept Eli Manning from facing the full teeth of a Bills defense that wasn't able to force any turnovers. That meant Manning had time to pick the Bills apart, finishing with 292 passing yards and moving the ball well for most of the afternoon.

    It would be nice if the Giants could go out and put together a complete enough performance that the game isn't in doubt come the final seconds, but we'll take exciting endings if we can't get overall quality. The Giants will take it as well, so long as the games end up with them on top.

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