Manning's 2 TD passes lead Giants over Rams, 28-16

EAST RUTHERFORD - (AP) - Eli Manning threw two touchdownpasses and linebacker Michael Boley scored on a 65-yard fumblereturn to lead the New York Giants to a 28-16 victory over themistake-prone St. Louis Rams on Monday night.

Manning hit Hakeem Nicks with a 3-yard TD pass and Domenik Hixonmade a spectacular juggling grab on a 22-yard score as New York(1-1) gave Tom Coughlin a win over Steve Spagnuolo in their firstmatchup since the one-time Giants defensive coordinator left totake over as coach of the Rams (0-2).

This one was ugly with mistakes by the Rams giving New York amuch-needed win after a disappointing loss to Washington in theseason opener.

Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass and Josh Brown kicked threeshort field goals for the Rams, who moved up and down the fieldexcept in the red zone.

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