Manning leads Giants' late rally in 31-27 victory

October 2, 2011 - 7:35 PM
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, left, makes a catch over New York Giants defensive back Deon Grant (34) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes in a 58-second span late in the game and the New York Giants rallied to stun the Arizona Cardinals 31-27 on Sunday.

The scoring passes of 2 yards to Jake Ballard with 3:37 to go and 29 yards to Hakeem Nicks with 2:39 left came after the Cardinals (1-3) seemingly had taken control of the game 27-17 on Beanie Wells' third rushing touchdown of the game with 5:16 to go.

Manning completed 7 of 8 for 126 yards on the decisive drives as the Giants (3-1) won their third in a row. He finished 27 of 40 for 371 yards. Nicks caught 10 for 162 yards.

Wells, who missed the previous game with a hamstring injury, rushed for a career-best 138 yards.