A 36-yard penalty for pass interference on Eli Apple put the ball at the 15 and rookie Corey Clement ran in on the next play for his first career TD to make it 21-all.
On a hot, humid day, the NFC East rivals looked sloppy for the first three quarters.
Down 14-0, the Giants finally got going when Manning threw a 10-yard TD to Beckham to cut it to 14-7. Beckham drew an unsportsmanlike penalty for his celebration. Down on all fours, Beckham took a few steps and then lifted his right leg in the air, imitating a dog urinating.
That’s not smart football, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said.
But the penalty wasn’t costly. New York quickly got the ball back at Philadelphia’s 33 when Landon Collins forced Zach Ertz to fumble and Apple recovered at the Eagles 33.
You always dream about stuff like that but it never happens so it was real crazy, Howard said. Definitely, it was a very wacky game but through everything that happened we found a way to win.
Howard came up clutching his right shoulder — which has bothered him since the opener — several times and wasn’t sure he would make it through this game.
He wound up with 138 of Chicago’s 220 yards rushing and two touchdown runs. It was just what the Bears needed with quarterback Mike Glennon delivering another lackluster performance.
In Nashville, the Seahawks and Titans both issued statements saying their players were united in their actions.
As a team, we have decided we will not participate in the national anthem, the Seahawks’ statement said. We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country. Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms. We remain committed in continuing to work towards equality and justice for all.