Giants get their first win of the season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rashad Jennings ran for a career-high 176 yards and a touchdown and Eli Manning threw two TD passes as the New York Giants overcame some early mistakes and beat the suddenly error-prone Houston Texans 30-17 on Sunday.

The victory not only put some life back into the Giants (1-2) after two disappointing efforts, it also ended any chance of a second straight 0-6 start for Tom Coughlin's team.

The Giants got a lot of contributions. Victor Cruz caught a 26-yard touchdown pass, his first since Game 4 of last season, and danced the salsa. The defense intercepted three of Ryan Fitzpatrick's passes, and the special teams blocked a punt.

Fitzpatrick threw a 44-yard scoring pass to Damaris Johnson and ran for another score for the Texans (2-1), who played without halfback Arian Foster (hamstring).

Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press

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