NFL: Giants 44, Raiders 7: Eli Manning shines in less than half of work
By TOM CANAVAN
AP Sports Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning and his hurting heel, even for less than a half, were more than enough for the New York Giants against the hapless Oakland Raiders.
After a week of concern over whether he would make his 83rd straight start, Manning threw two scoring passes and led the Giants on touchdown drives on their first four series in a 44-7 win that has New York (5-0) off to its best start since winning the Super Bowl in 1990.
Manning tossed touchdown passes of 30 yards to Mario Manningham and 9 yards to first-round draft pick Hakeem Nicks. He finished 8 of 10 for 173 yards before donning a baseball cap late in the second quarter for a well-deserved rest on a day the Giants gained 483 yards in total offense.