TAMPA, Tenn., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Eli Manning
tossed two touchdown passes Sunday, leading the New York Giants to a 24-14 wild-card playoff victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The win was the Giants' first in a playoff game since 2001.
Manning completed 20 of 27 passes for 185 yards. Amani Toomer caught seven for 74 yards and a score. Brandon Jacobs also caught a touchdown pass.
The Giants (11-6) have won four of their last six games.
Tampa Bay's Jeff Garcia threw for 207 yards and a touchdown and was intercepted twice.
The Buccaneers finished the season at 9-8, losing four of their last five games.
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