NEW YORK - One of the worst games of Eli Manning's career resulted in an incredible windfall for 12 customers of a Seattle area car dealership.
The Seahawks defense forced five interceptions in their 23-0 shutout win over the Giants, winning anyone who bought a car at Jet Chevrolet in Federal Way, Wash. between last Wednesday and Saturday night a potential $35,000.
According to The News Tribune, the dealership promised the amount to 12 winners chosen by raffle if the Seahawks were to shut out the Giants in MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Those who bought a car received 100 entries while customers who visited the dealership to browse received one entry just for stopping in.
"We wanted this to happen," Jet Chevrolet co-owner Jim Johnson said. "Everybody's pretty excited about it. We didn't really expect it to happen, but it did."
The Giants hadn't been shut out at home since 1995, so it wasn't a terrible bet, unless you've actually watched the Seahawks' top-ranked pass defense and the Giants' egregious offense at all this season.
Johnson, a Seahawks season-ticket holder, told the paper that the dealership has insurance for the promotion, which will pay out a total of $420,000. That's about two percent of the total 2013 compensation for Manning, who has thrown a league-leading 25 interceptions in 14 games.
Winners are expected to be drawn Monday.