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Winning start for Giants

Corey Washington caught a 73-yard touchdown from Ryan Nassib to give the New York Giants a 17-13 win over the Buffalo Bills in the NFL Hall of Fame Game.

Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning was taken out of the NFL's pre-season opener early in the game and it was left to Nassib to create the winning play in Canton.

He found Washington up the right sideline at the start of the final quarter and the rookie receiver stepped around Bills defensive back Kamaal McIlwain to go in for the winning score.

While he was in the game, Manning completed six of his seven passes for 43 yards and lost a fumble when he was sacked on his second series.

"We didn't get off to a great start," said Manning of his fumble.

"The first game back, you're going to work out some of the kinks. I thought there were some improvements. It was a good start."

Rookie running back Andre Williams staked his claim for a starting spot as he ran for 48 yards on just seven carries, including a three-yard touchdown run at the end of the first quarter.

First-choice tailback David Wilson is facing an uncertain future due to a neck injury and Williams showed signs he may be able to step into the breach.

Buffalo scored just one touchdown - a two-yard pass from back-up quarterback Jeff Tuel to Robert Woods. Dan Carpenter kicked two field goals while Brandon McManus sent over one for the Giants.

First-choice signal caller EJ Manuel completed just two of seven passes for 19 yards, with No 4 overall draft pick Sammy Watkins failing to log a single reception.