The Giants dedicated Sunday night's game to teammate Daniel Fells, so it was only appropriate that someone who plays his position caught the winning touchdown pass.
Tight end Larry Donnell pulled in an 11-yard pass from Eli Manning with 21 seconds remaining to give the Giants a 30-27 victory over the 49ers.
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"It definitely felt great for Daniel," Donnell said. "But just in general, it was good to win the football game and get another victory."
"Thank God we were able to get him the game ball," Tom Coughlin said of Fells, who has been hospitalized for more than a week with MRSA, a bacterial infection that is resistant to many antibiotics.
Coughlin had further good news regarding Fells.
"He has had two very good days in a row," he said after visiting with him Saturday morning. "His MRIs have come back without any issues the last couple of days, thank God. Hopefully, he'll just continue in that direction and have this cleared up so he can go home and see his kids."
Fells was placed on injured reserve last week. He was being treated for ankle and toe injuries when he exhibited a high fever and was brought to the hospital by his wife. He has remained there since.
Just before kickoff Sunday night, Fells posted on Instagram: "My heart is with my brothers tonight. Get that W G-men. I love every one of you #thiswillnotdefeatme."