MIAMI: Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes and the New York Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 31-24, boosting their chances of reaching the NFL playoffs.
The Giants improved to 6-7 on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) and matched Washington and Philadelphia atop the NFC East division with three games remaining in the regular season while the Dolphins fell to 5-8, ending their playoff hopes.
Two-time Super Bowl champion Manning completed 27-of-31 passes for 337 yards, his Giants career-high 87.1 percent completion percentage a club record.
Odell Beckham Jr made seven catches for 166 yards and two second-half touchdowns that rallied the Giants to victory in their first game at Miami since 1996.
Ryan Tannehill threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills early in the third quarter to give Miami a 24-17 lead.
But Manning’s third touchdown pass of the game, a six-yard toss to Beckham, evened the score for the Giants.
Manning connected with Beckham again on an 84-yard touchdown play for what proved to be the winning touchdown to produce the final margin with 11:13 remaining.
Manning flipped a five-yard touchdown pass to Will Tye with 44 seconds remaining in the second quarter to pull New York level 17-17 at half-time.
Lamar Miller raced 38 yards for a touchdown and Andrew Franks kicked a 36-yard field goal to give Miami a 17-10 lead late in the second quarter.
Manning opened the game 8-of-9 for 84 yards and a touchdown, his six-yard scoring toss to Rueben Randle putting New York ahead 10-7 just two minutes into the second quarter.
Josh Brown’s 35-yard field goal opened the scoring for the Giants but Miami took a 7-3 lead on Miller’s 14-yard touchdown run.