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Collins stars for NY Giants as NFL touches down at home of rugby

Published 24/10/2016

New York Giants' Landon Collins
New York Giants' Landon Collins

Landon Collins’ brilliant pick six lit up Twickenham as he set the New York Giants on their way to a come-from-behind 17-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Collins picked off Case Keenum’s wayward pass midway through the second quarter and evaded eight would-be tacklers on a winding 44-yard run to the end zone.

The play gave the home of English rugby something to savour on its NFL debut and turned the tide as the Rams squandered a 10-0 lead.

Collins’ touchdown tied the scores with 7:31 left in the first half, and that is how it stayed until Rashad Jennings’ one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave the Giants their first lead of the game.

Even that was thanks to Collins, as his second pick of the game had set up the Giants in Rams territory moments before.

A sell-out crowd of 74,500 had packed into Twickenham to see the 16th NFL regular-season game played in the capital — and the first not to be held at Wembley — and Collins’ brilliance will be the memory they took away.

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