EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning threw his third touchdown pass of the game on a fourth-down gamble by rookie coach Ben McAdoo, and the New York Giants beat the Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 Monday night for their first four-game winning streak since 2013.

Manning threw scoring passes of 10 yards apiece to rookie Jerrell Adams and Odell Beckham in the first half and a winning 3-yarder to rookie Sterling Shepard on a daring call with New York (6-3) down 20-14 early in the fourth quarter.

The Giants’ defense took over from there, closing it out on Landon Collins’ fourth interception in the past three games and two stops, the last on consecutive sacks of Andy Dalton with less than five minutes to play.

Dalton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green and Jeremy Hill scored on a 9-yard run that was set up by an 84-yard kickoff return by Alex Erickson to start the second half. Mike Nugent kicked two field goals for Cincinnati (3-5-1), the second giving the Bengals a 20-14 lead early in the third quarter.

The Giants had a 14-10 halftime lead.

Manning (28 of 44 for 240 yards with two interceptions) capped an 80-yard opening drive with his pass to Adams.

He hit Beckham (10 catches for 97 yards) on New York’s final drive of the half.

A 71-yard pass from Dalton (16 of 29 for 204 yards) to tight end Tyler Eifert set up Green’s touchdown, and an interception by Dre Kirkpatrick led to Nugent’s first field goal, which was disappointing since Cincinnati had first-and-goal at the Giants’ 7 after the return.

JETS: Coach Todd Bowles said he will not make a decision until next Monday on New York’s starting quarterback for its game against New England on Nov. 27.

With a bye-week break ahead, Bowles will consider whether Ryan Fitzpatrick or Bryce Petty will give the struggling Jets (3-7) the best chance at beating the Patriots.

Petty made his first NFL start on Sunday in place of Fitzpatrick, who is recovering from a sprained knee. The second-year quarterback was 19 of 32 for 163 yards with a touchdown, but he also tossed a loss-sealing interception with under two minutes left as the Jets fell to the Los Angeles Rams 9-6.

TV RATINGS: The first Sunday night after the election produced the highest NFL ratings since Week 2, with an average of 22.51 million viewers tuning in for Seattle’s 31-24 victory over New England.

NFL ratings have been on the decline this year. One theory has been the election; two presidential debates were held at the same time as prime-time NFL games, and some cable news networks reported soaring numbers in the buildup to last Tuesday’s balloting.

The Seahawks-Patriots game, a rematch of the Super Bowl from two seasons ago, drew a 12.7 rating – 11 percent better than last year’s Week 10 game.

The second half of the Fox doubleheader, featuring the Cowboys’ 35-30 win over the Steelers, drew a 17.8 overnight rating average – the highest-rated individual game of the season.

BEARS: Star Chicago receiver Alshon Jeffery was suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the latest staggering blow for the reeling Bears.

It was another dose of bad news for a team that lost several players to injuries in an embarrassing 36-10 loss at Tampa Bay that left the Bears with a 2-7 record. Now, they will have to get by without arguably their best player, starting with Sunday’s game on the road against the New York Giants.

BROWNS: As he searches for win No. 1, Coach Hue Jackson doesn’t have to worry about losing his job.

Sashi Brown, the team’s vice president of football operations, said that Jackson’s job is safe for next season despite an 0-10 record. Brown said the team is committed to its rebuilding plan and believes continuity is the key to long-term success.

Brown praised Jackson for keeping his team playing hard despite the worst start in team history.

Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam have fired three coaches in four years, but Brown said the team feels Jackson is a coach “that can be successful here and lead us to a lot of victories and a lot of winning.”

RAMS: The team said defensive end Robert Quinn is in stable condition after checking himself into a hospital with an illness that’s unrelated to football.

Coach Jeff Fisher said that Quinn is still undergoing tests but things look encouraging after speaking to him and his wife, Christina.