The New York Giants did the Pittsburgh Steelers a favor Monday night as they beat the Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 at home to close out Week 10 of the regular season.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed 28 of 44 passes for 240 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win in addition to throwing 2 interceptions. His scoring tosses went to wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard and tight end Jerell Adams. Beckham ended the game with 10 catches for 97 yards.
In his team’s loss, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed 16 of his 29 total pass attempts for 204 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He was sacked three times by a Giants defense that entered the game with a league-low 11 quarterback takedowns. Additionally, the Bengals offense only converted 2 of their 11 total third down opportunities against the Giants.
The loss drops the Bengals to 3-5-1 on the season and they remain in third place in the AFC North division. Next Sunday they will host the (4-5) Buffalo Bills.
In other Week 11 AFC North action, the (5-4) Baltimore Ravens, who beat the Cleveland Browns 28-7 Thursday night, will play the (8-1) Dallas Cowboys on the road. The Ravens enter that game in sole possession of first place in the AFC North.
As for the (0-10) Browns, they will host the (4-5) Steelers on Sunday.