New York Giants defeat Atlanta Falcons, 34-31

The coaches were back at work on Sunday night an hour after the Giants finally ended their month of misery.

But at least for the first time since early October, they returned to work happy.

"Today was a lot more fun, I'll tell you that," Tom Coughlin said after Monday's practice. "(Winning) makes it easier to do everything. I thought the coffee was better this morning."

They needed a good cup coming off a night of little sleep as they tried to quickly get ready for a...

Someone told Eli Manning it had been 42 days since the Giants had won a game.

"It has felt like it, too," he said.

Six weeks is an eternity in the NFL. It is just long enough for one's confidence to erode. Just long enough to get the feeling that the season is sinking away.

Manning and the Giants took the field against the Falcons at the Meadowlands Sunday needing to do something they hadn't done in 42 days - win a game. They needed to win for their own mental hea...

The Giants' long, miserable losing streak is finally over. But just barely.

They needed a monster game from quarterback Eli Manning and overtime to do it, but the Giants were able to squeak by the Atlanta Falcons, 34-31, Sunday afternoon. They got their first win since Oct. 11 thanks to a 384-yard, three-touchdown performance from their quarterback, and a game-winning 36-yard field goal from Lawrence Tynes.

It shouldn't have been nearly that close, of course. The Gia...