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It's a catch! Nicks grab counts

Hakeem Nicks, 88, of the New York Giants

Hakeem Nicks, 88, of the New York Giants makes a catch on a long reception in the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams at MetLife Stadium on Monday in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Sept. 19, 2011) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

While the NFL is busy cracking down on fake injuries, it's also reinstating real catches.

Hakeem Nicks has another reception and Eli Manning has an additional completion and 23 passing yards after a scoring change from the game Monday night.

With 6:37 remaining in the first quarter, the Giants faced a fourth-and-4 from the Rams’ 32-yard line. Manning threw a pass to the left sideline for Nicks, who caught the ball with one hand as he was being interfered with by cornerback Bradley Fletcher. Referee Terry McAulay correctly announced that the Giants declined the penalty. But in the official game summary, it is written as no play with the Giants accepting the penalty.

The correction gives Nicks four catches for 38 yards in the game (and puts him over the 2,000-yard mark in his career at 2,002). Manning completed 19 of 30 passes for 223 yards. The Giants had 323 net yards, not 300 and 204 net passing yards instead of 181.

The play was also a successful fourth down conversion for the Giants.

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