32 - 21 Its near playoff time and week 17 can be a nightmare to some teams. Unlike the Skins, there only hope is to play spoiler and knock the 10-5 GMen out of playoff contention. Well the 1st half was all Skins to say the least. A 21-3 lead going into the half had all Giants fans facing palming at a clip. Reporters spoke to Coughlin and he stated "We've gotten this far...you will not see this team lay down. Lots of game left." About as firm as you can get...he wasnt kidding. Much love between two solid QBs. RG3 asked for Eli's number. The Giants received the kick at half and went to business. Literally looking like a completely different team the Giants started to dominate the line of scrimmage. The combination of Brown, Jacobs and Wilson opened up the pass as Manning lead his troops right down the field...then finally hooking up with Henry Hynoski with a 4 yd pass to cut the lead to 21-10. The Skins first drive of the 2nd half resulted in a 3 and out as the Giants push up front flustered RG3. On the Giants next drive they kept the heat coming as Manning would hit Cruz for a TD pass to cut the lead 21-16. The Giants elected to go for 2 to cut the deficit to 3. Manning hit Myers on a turn around route and got the Giants within 3, 21-18. The Skins would finally get a little bit of activity going but the Giants D stayed fierce. Skins would be forced to punt once again. The Giants would start in great field position and kept it rolling as they kept attacking the Skins with a steady balanced O. Brandon Jacobs would find pay dirt and put the Giants in the lead for the first time of the game 25-21. After another stalled drvie, Manning put the game on his shoulders. A called screen...then a look off and no check down...lead to Manning rolling right and heaving it deep to Cruz in the end zone, where he out leaped 2 defenders to haul it in. This would seal the victory for the GMen and pencil in a playoff birth. Cruz salsas his Giants into the playoffs as he hauled in a prayer of a pass to seal the victory on Sunday. Awesome game Hawk. Always fun.