It took until the last minutes for the New York Giants to gain separation on Sunday afternoon, but in the end, the Giants beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 32-18.

Eli Manning (L) talks to Jameis Winston (R)(Getty Images).

The win puts the Giants at 5-4 and it keeps them in first place in the NFL East.

One week after throwing six touchdowns, Eli Manning wasn't his best: He was 26-40 for 213 yards. He had two touchdowns but also had two interceptions.

As a team, the Giants were able to run the ball with some effectiveness, totaling just over 100 yards a group. Rashad Jennings had 48 yards to lead the team.

In the receiving game the Giants got 105 yards on nine catches from Odell Beckham Jr. Reuben Randle and Shane Vereen didn't have that much collectively, but they each scored a touchdown.

The Giants will take on the Patriots next week (4:25, Sunday) as Big Blue looks to end the Pats unbeaten season.

New England is 8-0.