Backup Curtis Painter played the second half at quarterback for the Giants and was 2 of 8 passing for 11 yards and an interception.
Manning started his 150th consecutive game before he was was hit hard by defensive lineman Chris Baker while attempting a pass with a minute left in the second quarter. He had to be helped to his feet by an official and was limping badly, but he stayed in the game.
Later, limping with a boot on his left foot, Manning left the post-game press conference on his own power, but then needed a pair of crutches for support. The team said he was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.
Eli Manning walked out of the press conference under his own power ... but then needed crutches ... pic.twitter.com/cPIjw8SflX
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) December 29, 2013