Randle celebrated the score by mimicking Santonio Holmes' old "flying Jet" routine. It was a show of swagger by a team that needed something to celebrate after a long cold spell that carried across four games.
"We started to get a little bit of our mojo back and as a result, we were able to get into the end zone, which is always a good thing," said wide receiver Victor Cruz, who had three of his four receptions on the scoring drive.
Manning entered Friday night having completed 7 of 16 passes for just 49 yards in the preseason. The slow start led to speculation that the quarterback was struggling to pick up the nuances of the new scheme installed by offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
But this will be remembered as an evening that represented progress for the Giants' offense. Call it a much-needed development.