Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis made an acrobatic catch despite being interfered with in overtime to help set up Aldrick Rosas' game-winning field goal in Sunday's 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium.
On fourth-and-5 from the Chiefs 36-yard line, Eli Manning fended off a blitz by throwing a deep pass to Lewis down the left sideline. Lewis, whose arm was being held by Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines, slid and reached back for the ball, catching it at the 2-yard line.
Two plays later, Rosas' 23-yard field goal sealed the victory for the Giants.
"It feels great, but one thing nobody can take away from is my big-play mentality and my ability to go make a play," Lewis said, according to the New York Post's Zach Braziller. "That's what I have to do all the time. It's a huge blessing. I just want to make plays to help the team win."
As a team, the Giants have only topped 250 receiving yards once this season since losing wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris to season-ending injuries in Week 5. Even Sterling Shepard was inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs due to migraines.
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But Lewis, a second-year pro of Bowling Green, recorded a career-high 55 receiving yards, while rookie tight end Evan Engram, the only healthy Giants player to enter Sunday's game with at least 200 receiving yards, was limited to one catch for nine yards.
"I thought the guys stepped up, were excited about the opportunity and we wanted to go get the win," Manning said, according to the Bergen Record's Chris Iseman. "We could smell it, we could taste it, it was there for us and we went and got it."
Lewis said he felt he's had to step up this season in spite of the losses to New York's receiving corps. Being an undrafted player has given him extra motivation.
"Every game, every practice, I practice hard. I put in the work," Lewis said, according to Iseman. "Everybody in our room put in the work. Just having that chip on your shoulder, that's what I come here to do: make plays."