The NFL will not discipline the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for knocking over New Giants quarterback Eli Manning during a kneel-down play in Sunday's game. The Giants took a knee to run out the clock to secure their come-from-behind 41-34 victory over the visiting Buccaneers. Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano had his interior defensive lineman plow through the middle and knock Manning over instead of abiding by the typical unwritten rule of not going full speed. Schiano has faced heavy criticism for violating the gentlemen's agreement and angered the Giants, especially coach Tom Coughlin. However, there was no penalty on the play and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Monday that the Buccaneers did not violate any rules, according to USA Today. Coughlin was seeing yelling across the sideline at Schiano after the play during the telecast on Fox. Schiano defended his decision after the game, saying that he coaches his players to play all 60 minutes of the game. "It won't be forgotten," Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck said. "I'll just say that."
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