NFL: N.Y. Giants 44, St. Louis 24

Oct. 2, 2005 at 6:13 PM
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes Sunday in helping the New York Giants to a 44-24 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Manning was 19-of-35 for 296 yards, with Plaxico Burress, who scored twice, his favorite receiver of the day. Burress caught 10 passes for a career-best 204 yards as the Giants improved to 3-1.

Tiki Barber added 128 yards and a touchdown rushing, and Jeremy Shockey and Amani Toomer also had TD catches for the Giants.

Marc Bulger completed 40-of-62 passes for 442 yards for St. Louis (2-2). Shaun MacDonald had 121 yards on nine receptions for the Rams, who needed to rely on the air attack after falling behind early. As a result, St. Louis totaled just 42 yards rushing.

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