Eli Manning Gets Emotional Win Over Dolphins 36-20; Likely His Last Home Start - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Eli Manning Gets Emotional Win Over Dolphins 36-20; Likely His Last Home Start
Eli Manning Gets Emotional Win Over Dolphins 36-20; Likely His Last Home Start Full view

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants

Eli Manning Gets Emotional Win Over Dolphins 36-20; Likely His Last Home Start

Eli Manning lead the Giants to a 36-20 victory over the Dolphins Sunday in what could be his last home game as a starter. Manning was replaced by Giant’s first round pick Daniel Jones in week three after the team started out 0-2, then came back last week because Jones was nursing an injured ankle.

Manning finished with two touchdowns and three interceptions with 283 passing yards before exiting the game. Head Coach Pat Shurmur took Manning out with 1:50 remaining so he could get a proper sendoff. The Giant’s faithful chanted “Eli, Eli!” repeatedly as Manning walked towards the sidelines getting emotional as the moment washed over him.

SLIDESHOW: 50 GREAT SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2019

“Obviously, I don’t know what the future is. I don’t know what lies next week, let alone down the road. Obviously, the support and the fans, their ovation, chanting my name from the first snap to the end, I appreciate that. I appreciate them always and all my teammates coming up to me. It’s a special day, a special win and one I’ll remember,” Manning told ESPN.

Manning’s family was present at the game, including his parents, his wife and their four children. His three daughters met him in the tunnel as he came off the field, and he held his 10-month old son as his wife watched nearby.

Right from the jump Giants fans were chanting his name as he came onto the field for the Giants first drive. He was able to get a proper sendoff from them and in return he gave the fans a victory, bringing his regular season record back up to .500 at 117-117.

Manning gave a pre-game speech, which usually doesn’t occur, and his teammates made sure they wouldn’t disappoint. Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard told ESPN they looked at each other during the Giant’s first drive while Shepard said, “Let’s send him out on the right note. Do everything in our power.”

Barkley responded with 112 yards rushing and two touchdowns. His first game with 100 yards or more since week two and his first game with two or more touchdowns.

“If that is his last game and that’s the way we send Eli off, then that’s the way we envisioned doing [it]. I know I wanted to go out there and play my tail off, and I know those guys wanted to do the same, too, for No. 10. He’s meant so much to this city and to this franchise for such a long time. He’s a special person and a special player. If that is the way he gets sent off, I’m glad we were able to do it in a win and do it in that fashion,” Barkley said.

Shurmur was also happy to see Manning get a proper sendoff. “It’s good to be able to have Eli out there playing with us and help lead us to a victory. He’s certainly done many, many good things here for many, many years. For him to enjoy leading us to a victory should feel real special for him because of who he is.”

The Giant’s last game of the season will be at home, but the Giant’s haven’t announced who the starter will be for the last two games yet.

“I tried not to get too emotional just because we still have a couple football games left,” Manning said. “I know I’ll still be back in the stadium. I don’t know if I’ll play that day, but I know I’ll get to run out one more time at least. But still excited. Excited for the win and an honor if it is the last one playing here where I’m starting and getting a win. Try to enjoy it and take it in for a moment.”

 

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Frank DeLorenzo

Latest News

Falcons’ Owner Arthur Blank Weighs In On Team’s Collapse

Falcons’ Owner Arthur Blank Weighs In On Team’s Collapse

Falcons owner Arthur Blank is no stranger to seeing his team suffer terrible collapses. Unfortunately, they just seem to keep happening…

Michael Jordan Starts NASCAR Team WIth Bubba Wallace As The Driver

Michael Jordan Starts NASCAR Team WIth Bubba Wallace As The Driver

On Monday, it was announced that NBA legend Michael Jordan was buying a NASCAR team with racer Denny Hamlin. The team will…

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane Seals Win Against Chelsea

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane Seals Win Against Chelsea

During Week 2 of Premier League playoffs, current Premier League champions Liverpool took home three points after beating Chelsea 2-0…

Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl Wins NHL Most Valuable Player

Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl Wins NHL Most Valuable Player

On Thursday, the NHL’s 2020 season awards were announced with Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl winning Most Valuable Player. Draisaitl…

NFL Fines 3 Head Coaches $100,000 Each For Not Wearing Masks During Sunday Games

NFL Fines 3 Head Coaches $100,000 Each For Not Wearing Masks During Sunday Games

On Monday, NFL handed out heavy fines to three head coaches and their teams for not wearing masks on the…

Bryson DeChambeau Separates Himself From The Pack On Day Four To Seal U.S. Open Win

Bryson DeChambeau Separates Himself From The Pack On Day Four To Seal U.S. Open Win

This year’s U.S. Open course in New York was a tough one, to say the least. Golfers, even the ones…

Figuring Out Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Legacy After Back-To-Back MVP’s

Figuring Out Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Legacy After Back-To-Back MVP’s

Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Moses Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Giannis Antetokounmpo and…

Chargers’ Justin Herbert Impresses Against Chiefs In Career Debut

Chargers’ Justin Herbert Impresses Against Chiefs In Career Debut

Going into this season it was assumed that the Los Angeles Chargers were going to start Tyrod Taylor for the…

WATCH: Lakers Stun Nuggets In Game 2, Davis Hits Game Winner

WATCH: Lakers Stun Nuggets In Game 2, Davis Hits Game Winner

After an incredible block by Nuggets guard, Jamal Murray on Danny Green, it looked like the Nuggets were one stop away from…

Patriots Fall To Seahawks 35-30: Pats Better Than We Thought, Let Russell Wilson Cook

Patriots Fall To Seahawks 35-30: Pats Better Than We Thought, Let Russell Wilson Cook

One of the prominent storylines heading into the 2020 NFL season was will the Seattle Seahawks and Pete Carroll stop taking…

White House Offered Rapid COVID-19 Tests To The Big Ten

White House Offered Rapid COVID-19 Tests To The Big Ten

With the Big Ten announcing earlier this week that it is going to resume playing games on Oct. 24, It…

NCAA To Give Student Athletes Election Day Off To Encourage Voting

NCAA To Give Student Athletes Election Day Off To Encourage Voting

On Wednesday, it was announced by the NCAA that student-athletes had Election Day on Nov. 3 off in order to…