1-10-NYG 12(3:46) (Shotgun) E.Manning pass deep left to M.Manningham pushed ob at 50 for 38 yards (P.Chung). New England challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was Upheld. (Timeout #1.)
Needing a big play to get their offense on track and move deep down the field, Eli Manning dialed up some sideline magic with wide receiver Mario Manningham, who'd been lost in all of the Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz talk this season.
Manningham reeled in a deep Manning bomb at the 50, tapping both feet and holding onto the ball as he was hit by Patrick Chung.
Bill Belichick, hoping to reverse the call since the play was so close to the sideline, challenged the call, but the officials ruled that Manningham had maintained possession while keeping his feet just barely in bounds. The play jump started the Giants, who quickly moved into field goal range as the clock began to wind toward zero.