Eli Manning had a 14-yard rushing touchdown on Sunday, which is kind of a big deal.
It trimmed the Buccaneers lead over the Giants to 13-10, but there’s greater significance behind this score.
With the touchdown, it put Manning as the team’s rushing touchdown leader on the season (yes, it was his first of the year). It was also the longest touchdown rush by a Giants quarterback in a while:
Eli Manning: 14-yard rush TD is longest by Giant since Jeff Hostetler on Oct 11, 1992 vs Cardinals.
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) October 1, 2017
The touchdown also broke a streak of 21 games without a 10+ yard rushing touchdown for the Giants. The last one they had was a 38-yarder by Rashad Jennings in Week 15 of the 2015 season.
Manning came into Sunday’s game with -1 rushing yards. He finished the 2016 season with -9. Throughout his career, he’s had just five seasons in which he scored a rushing touchdown. One more and he would have set a single season-high for himself.
Get that next rushing touchdown, Eli.