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Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) catches a pass in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Giants 41, Buccaneers 34

Eli Manning threw for 510 yards to lead the Giants over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 41-34.

Eli Manning throws a pass during a game
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Eli Manning throws a pass during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Eli Manning hands off to Ahmad Bradshaw during
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Eli Manning hands off to Ahmad Bradshaw during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman throws a pass under
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Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman throws a pass under pressure from Osi Umenyiora during a game at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 16, 2012)

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Victor Cruz tries to shake off Tampa Bay's
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Victor Cruz tries to shake off Tampa Bay's Mason Foster during a game at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Victor Cruz tries to get away from Tampa
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Victor Cruz tries to get away from Tampa Bay's Eric Wright during a game at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) is tackled
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Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) is tackled by Tampa Bay's Quincy Black (58) during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) runs past
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Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) runs past Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Mark Barron (24) for a touchdown during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Hakeem Nicks #88 scores a touchdown in the
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Hakeem Nicks #88 scores a touchdown in the second quarter past Mark Barron of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Sept. 16, 2012)

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Martellus Bennett can't come up with a catch
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Martellus Bennett can't come up with a catch in the end zone during the first quarter of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Eli Manning throws a pass during a game
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Eli Manning throws a pass during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Eli Manning throws a pass during a game
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Eli Manning throws a pass during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Jason Pierre-Paul sacks Josh Freeman of the Tampa
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Jason Pierre-Paul sacks Josh Freeman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Jason Pierre-Paul sacks Josh Freeman of the Tampa
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Jason Pierre-Paul sacks Josh Freeman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman tries to
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman tries to pass under pressure from Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) is tackled
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Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber (20) and Mark Barron during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) breaks a tackle by Michael Coe (37) for a touchdown during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) breaks a tackle by Michael Coe (37) for a touchdown during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) is tackled
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Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Roy Miller (90) and Mason Foster (59) during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

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Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) breaks a
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Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) breaks a tackle by Tampa Bay's Ahmad Black (43) during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth (10) kicks
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth (10) kicks a field goal during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora (72) reacts as
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Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora (72) reacts as Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) runs for a touchdown during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Giants tackle David Diehl (66) is tended to
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Giants tackle David Diehl (66) is tended to by trainers during the first half of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) rushes past Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora (72) and Mathias Kiwanuka (94) for a touchdown as Tampa Bay's Erik Lorig (41) celebrates during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) celebrates with Erik Lorig (41) after Martin rushed for a touchdown during the first half of a game against the Giants. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) tackles
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) tackles Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) catches a
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Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) catches a pass in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) breaks
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) breaks up a pass to Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) breaks
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) breaks up a pass intended for Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) during the first half. (Sept. 16, 2012)

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