East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Eli Manning and Victor Cruz hooked up
for three touchdowns and the New York Giants closed out the first half
with 20 consecutive points en route to a 41-27 victory over the still-winless
Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium.
Ahmad Bradshaw contributed a career-best 200 rushing yards and a touchdown on
30 carries to help the defending world champion Giants (3-2) fight back from
an early 14-0 deficit and bounce back from a tough loss at NFC East-rival
Philadelphia a week prior.
New York erupted for 17 unanswered points over the final 2:52 of the second
quarter to claim a 27-17 advantage, converting two takeaways by safety Stevie
Brown into touchdowns by Bradshaw and Cruz.
Manning finished with 259 yards on 25-of-37 passing and was intercepted once
in directing a Giants offense that racked up 502 total yards on the afternoon.
Cleveland's Brandon Weeden completed 22-of-35 throws for 291 yards and a pair
of touchdowns to fellow rookie Josh Gordon, but was intercepted twice as the
Browns fell to 0-5 for the first time since losing their first seven tests of
Trent Richardson accumulated 81 rushing yards and a touchdown on 17 attempts
for Cleveland, while Jordan Norwood paced the Browns receivers with a nine-
catch, 81-yard effort.
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