St. Louis Rams wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker (10) is tackled by New York Giants free safety Antrel Rolle (26) during the second quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) By Julio Cortez
St. Louis Rams free safety Quintin Mikell (27) celebrates with Ben Leber (59) after intercepting a pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) By Julio Cortez
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes and linebacker Michael Boley scored on a 65-yard fumble return to lead the New York Giants to a 28-16 victory over the mistake-prone St. Louis Rams on Monday night.
Manning hit Hakeem Nicks with a 3-yard TD pass and Domenik Hixon made a spectacular juggling grab on a 22-yard score as New York (1-1) gave Tom Coughlin a win over Steve Spagnuolo in their first matchup since the one-time Giants defensive coordinator left to take over as coach of the Rams (0-2).
This one was ugly with mistakes by the Rams giving New York a much-needed win after a disappointing loss to Washington in the season opener.
Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass and Josh Brown kicked three short field goals for the Rams, who moved up and down the field except in the red zone.
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