Jason Pierre-Paul stood on the sideline beaming, gladly reenacting the moment for Mathias Kiwanuka and Shaun Rogers. Only a few minutes had passed on the moment that saved the Giants season.

Wearing a harness on his shoulder and still healing from offseason back surgery, the Giants defensive end had a first-and-10 pass from Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien fired directly at his face early in the fourth quarter of Sunday afternoon's game at MetLife Stadium.

He was separated by just a foot from the left tackle engaging him, David Bakhtiari, and had less than a second to see Green Bay’s quarterback turning right at him.

It was a pass intended for Andrew Quarless, the tight end, but Pierre-Paul got both hands on it and began sprinting toward the end zone. Bakhtiari was the only one even close giving chase, but he was gone. It put the Giants up by touchdowns and all but sealed the team's fourth straight victory, 27-13, over the Packers.

After watching Green Bay (5-5) climb back into the game with a 4-yard touchdown run by Eddie Lacy and a series of frantic blitzes on the following drive, the Giants (4-6) were quickly reverting to early-season form.

The breakdowns, the slip ups and the miscues looked like they would return.