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Manning leads Giants to thrilling win over Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Eli Manning passed for four touchdowns to lead the New York Giants past the Miami Dolphins 31-24 on Monday night at Sun Life Stadium.

Manning completed 27 of 31 passes for 337 yards and did not throw an interception, helping the Giants (6-7) pull into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East along with the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.

The game-winning touchdown was an 84-yard pass to Odell Beckham Jr. with 11:13 left in the fourth quarter.

Miami (5-8), which clinched its seventh straight nonwinning season, was eliminated from playoff contention.

The Dolphins, who honored the 50 greatest players in franchise history during a halftime ceremony, have not made the playoffs since 2008. The Dolphins have not won a playoff game since going 1-1 in the 2000 postseason.

Miami got two rushing touchdowns from Lamar Miller and a TD throw from Ryan Tannehill. But Miami’s passing defense could not stop Manning or Beckham, who caught seven passes for a season-high 166 yards and two touchdowns.

The teams were tied 17-17 at the half.

Miller had scoring runs of 14 and 38 yards, and Miami also got a 36-yard field goal by Andrew Franks.

On its first score, Miami took advantage of a blitz by Giants safety Craig Dahl. Miller ran right by Dahl on the way to the end zone. On his second score, Miller broke a tackle in the backfield, got redirected, made a quick move and was gone up the middle.

New York, which led 3-0 on Josh Brown’s 35-yard field goal, fell behind and battled back from two deficits. Manning threw touchdown passes to wide receiver Rueben Randle (six yards) and tight end Will Tye (five yards).

The pass to Tye, which came with just 44 seconds left in the half, tied the score. It also capped a four-play, 80-yard drive that took 1:08 to complete.

Three plays after nearly getting intercepted on a deep pass to wide receiver Kenny Stills, Tannehill went back to a similar play. This time he connected for a 47-yard touchdown to Stills, who beat the Giants on a double move toward the left corner.

New York tied the score 24-24 on a 6-yard TD pass to Beckham in the right corner. The pass was ruled incomplete originally, but a review showed Beckham got both feet inbounds, and the call was overturned.

NOTES: The Giants played their first game in the Miami area since 1996. … This was the Dolphins’ first Monday night home game since 2011. … Dolphins RT Ja’Wuan James (toe) missed his sixth straight game. … Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews (ribs) missed his second straight game. … Giants LB Devon Kennard (foot) and S Brandon Meriweather (knee) sat out. In their place, the Giants started LB Mark Herzlich and S Craig Dahl. … Danny Aiken made his debut as Giants long snapper, replacing Zak DeOssie (wrist), who is out for the season. … Rookie TE Will Tye started for TE Larry Donnell (neck), who was placed on injured reserve.

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