Jeffery will be eligible to be activated on December 12 and play against Green Bay six days later.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs against Cleveland Browns cornerback Jamar Taylor, left, in the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati.

Then, early in the fourth quarter, he fired his players up by ordering them to go for it on 4 and goal from the Bengals 3-yard line when they were trailing 20-14.

Down six at the very start of the fourth quarter, coach Ben McAdoo made a decision to go for it on fourth and goal at the 3, a call you're free to refer to as "gutsy", "ballsy", or "stupid as hell". He kept his offense on the field.

"We're really looking forward to February 5 in Houston", Odell said to ESPN's Steve Young, indicating Super Bowl 51, per the New York Daily News.

Dalton said the Bengals just couldn't get anything going after taking the lead.

A trio of Giants wide receivers - Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis - got loose during warmups when they were dancing to Migos on the field. The defense did the rest, keeping the Bengals off the board, preserving the victory.

"When we moved the ball and got in the red zone we scored touchdowns and that is what you have to do in this league", Manning said. "I had to get it back because I dropped a pass on third down". The Giants don't blow teams out but they are getting the job done in close games, something they didn't do last season.

The Giants have outscored their opponents by just 21 points in their six victories. That is when McAdoo decided his offense needed that little push. Like Cincinnati, the Giants have a stud wideout in Beckham, who caught a pair of scoring passes against the Eagles to give him five in the past four games.

It was already a run play, but Manning saw the shift in the Bengals defense and shifted the play from the left side to the right.

"I usually go to things like that for inspiration". I love third down.

"When the coach goes all out for you like that", Hart said, "you don't want to let him down". "I wasn't the first read on that one, but I knew it was possible that I would get it".

He did, and by admission, was ready for that redeeming moment.

"I kind of had some late inspiration", Beckham said. "I'm not the first read on that one but I knew there was a possibility that I was going to get that". We made a lot of plays. He was telling me different looks on what to do. "I'm just happy I have a smart quarterback in Eli". And Rashad Jennings rewarded him by bursting up the middle for nine yards and a first down that all but sealed the win. The Giants defended a one-point lead, holding Cincinnati to 37 yards in the last period.

The Giants inducted three new members - former general manager Ernie Accorsi, former head coach Tom Coughlin and retired defensive end Justin Tuck - into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime. "We need these wins".

"We're doing good man, we're rolling, trying to keep this thing going, " linebacker Jonathan Casillas said.