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Let?s start off by saying that it is great that the Giants finally got into the win column.

But let?s be brutally honest: It was anything but pretty.

The Giants missed plenty of opportunities on offense in their 23-7 win Monday night over the Minnesota Vikings. This really could have been a 44-7 game, but again, for the struggling Giants, a win?s a win.

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Besides the three passing touchdowns, Eli Manning had a rather average game. He threw for 249 yards on 16-of-30 passing.

But his efficiency in the Giants? 38-10 blowout win over the Packers was what led the Giants to victory.

On third and fourth down plays, Manning was 7-of-9, and all three of his touchdown passes came on third downs. Manning had been 0-3 against the Packers in the regular season before this win.

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