=== Giants overcome mistakes to beat Raiders ===
 
 East   Rutherford,  NJ  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Terrell  Thomas'  interception
 thwarted  an Oakland drive  and set up the go-ahead touchdown, as the New York
 Giants  came from  behind for  a  24-20 victory  over the  Raiders at  MetLife
 Stadium.
 
 Andre  Brown, in  his first game of  the season after recovering from a broken
 leg, scored from the one to put the Giants ahead late in the third quarter and
 finished the game with 115 yards on 30 carries.
 
 The  Giants (3-6)  survived a multitude of mistakes, including a fumble on the
 opening kickoff that led to an Oakland touchdown and the third pick-six thrown
 by  Eli  Manning  this season,  to  earn  their  third  straight win  after  a
 disastrous 0-6 start.
 
 Manning  threw  for 140 yards with  a touchdown while completing only 12-of-22
 passes  in the victory,  which was aided by a blocked punt return for a score.
 The  Giants have now won six straight coming off a bye and snapped a five-game
 skid against AFC opponents.
 
 "We are kind of coming together as a team and finding ways to win games in the
 fourth  quarter and playing a little better," Manning said. "We've got to keep
 working offensively. Our defense has been playing outstanding. Our offense, we
 have  to start  being a little bit more consistent, having some better drives,
 not putting them in a bind and turning the ball over."
 
 Oakland  (3-6)  has lost two straight  overall and eight  in a row on the road
 dating back to last year.
 
 Terrelle  Pryor  ran for  the lone Raiders'  offensive touchdown and completed
 only  11-of-26  passes for 122  yards with  the crushing interception. He also
 lost a fumble to derail Oakland's last series.
 
 "Obviously  I didn't have  a great game," Pryor said. "A lot of fingers easily
 could be pointed at me. I understand that. We understand that. We just have to
 move forward."
 
 The Raiders held a 20-14 lead late in the third and were driving for more with
 the  ball inside the  Giants' 35, but Thomas picked off a poor Pryor throw and
 nearly  went  the distance with  the return. He was  taken down at the Oakland
 five  and lost  the ball, which went  through the end zone for what would have
 been a touchback, but the play was ruled down by contact.
 
 After  a  pass interference penalty  in the end zone,  Brown waltzed in on the
 next play for a 21-20 lead.
 
 The  Raiders went three-and-out to end the third quarter and the Giants ate up
 nearly seven minutes of the fourth quarter clock before settling for a 23-yard
 field goal to extend the margin to four.
 
 Oakland  had a quick three-and-out, then got the ball back with 4:55 remaining
 at  its own  33 after a partially  blocked punt, but Pryor was stripped of the
 ball and the Giants recovered with 3:21 to play.
 
 Brown  then helped  run out the remaining  time with five carries for 21 yards
 and a pair of clock-killing first downs.
 
 The  Giants' woeful  special teams issues again came to the forefront to start
 the  game, as Jerrel  Jernigan lost control on the kickoff return and the ball
 bounced directly into the hands of Andre Holmes, who raced 22 yards to the New
 York five. It took the Raiders just two plays to cash in, as Pryor scored from
 the one for a 7-0 lead.
 
 However,  the Giants  came up  with  their own  big special  teams play  after
 Oakland was forced to punt on its next series. Damontre Moore came through the
 middle  of the line untouched and blocked Marquette King's punt. Cooper Taylor
 scooped up the loose ball and went 21 yards for the tying touchdown.
 
 The  Giants, though, gave  it away again later in the first when Peyton Hillis
 fumbled  at  the New  York 20. The  Raiders could not  take full advantage and
 settled for a 33-yard Sebastian Janikowski field goal for a 10-7 lead.
 
 New  York  went in front  with its first possession  of the second quarter, as
 Manning  directed an  11-play, 90-yard series for a touchdown. He connected on
 5-of-6  throws during  the set, including a 5-yard strike to Rueben Randle for
 the score.
 
 The  Giants had the  ball in the final two minutes of the half and were headed
 toward a potential score, but Tracy Porter stepped in front of a poorly thrown
 Manning pass for the easy pick and cruised 43 yards to the end zone to instead
 give Oakland a 17-14 advantage heading to the break.
 
 Oakland opened the second half with an eight-minute drive, but it yielded just
 three  points on a 24-yard Janikowski field goal. The 14-play, 74-yard set was
 keyed by a Pryor 23-yard pass on third down. Pryor should have been sacked for
 a loss, but bounced off linebacker Keith Rivers to keep the play alive.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Oakland has lost 12 straight games in the Eastern time zone ... Porter notched
 his  10th  career regular-season interception  and third touchdown ... Manning
 has  been picked  off 16 times this  season, three of which have been returned
 for  scores ... The Giants hadn't beaten an AFC foe since a 41-27 triumph over
 Cleveland  last October  ... The Raiders haven't won away from Oakland since a
 26-16  victory at  Kansas City  last Oct.  28 ...  The Giants  have won  three
 straight  against  the Raiders,  including a  44-7 rout four  years ago at the
 Meadowlands,  but Oakland still owns a 7-5 mark in the all-time series ... The
 Giants  will host  Green Bay next week  before a visit from Dallas ... Oakland
 travels to Houston next Sunday.
 
 
 
 
 
 11/10 18:35:25 ET