Giants vs. Seahawks, NFL Week 9: Game Notes

November 7, 2010

NEW YORK – How can I count the ways Big Blue made me smile today? The New York Giants completely dominated the Seattle Seahawks and won the game 41-7. This was the worst beating dealt by Big Blue since the 1950’s. The Giants destroyed the Seahawks in every single aspect of the game. Our readers know that I do not over exaggerate when it comes to the games and I am very fair but when the team is leading 35-0 at halftime, the score speaks for itself. They could have shut the Seahawks out if they really wanted to.

I have not enjoyed watching a game this much in a very long time. The G-Men were expected to have trouble with the loud Seattle fans (The 12th Man) today but they were silenced by the first quarter, when Big Blue took a quick 21-0 lead. Things just got progressively worse for the Seahawks from there on. They could not do anything against a very tough Giants defense and their offense was lead by the green QB Charlie Whitehurst, who hadn’t thrown a TD in his NFL career yet. The Giants gave him a garbage TD in the 4th quarter for his first ever.

Watching this game was truly like watching an NFL team play a high school team. I know that phrase gets thrown around a lot but it is a perfectly reasonable example of the pure beat down I witnessed today. This was one of those games Giants fans will be talking about for years, like the 41-0 beating they gave the Vikings in 2000. I was actually concerned that FOX Sports would stop airing the game for some other TV show, like the Westminster dog show or something like that but luckily it never happened.

Let’s take a look at some of my notes from the game today.

– QB Eli Manning was as smooth as silk and had a very good game. He finished with 290 yards and 3 TD’s 0 INT’s.

– RB Ahmad Bradshaw was having his way with the Seattle defense all day. He finished with 57 yards and 2 TD’s.

– WR Hakeem Nicks is a beast, plan and simple. He finished with 128 yards and 1 TD.

– The Giants defense might be the No.1 overall defense at the end of today with this performance. They had 2 INT’s and a fumble recovery and held the Seahawks to 162 total yards.

– K Lawrence Tynes made all of his FG and extra point attempts. He has been redeemed in my mind.

– Newly acquired Will Blackmon was the return man in place of Darius Reynaud, who may have lost his job.

– RB Brandon Jacobs got his groove on and was running very hard today. He finished with 78 yards.

– OL David Diehl left the game in the 3rd quarter but it turned out to be nothing serious.

– Neither offensive lines gave up a QB sack today, something that rarely happens in the NFL.

– TE Kevin Boss scored a TD in his home town. Something the fans were happy to see him get.

– DE Jason Pierre-Paul was in the game a lot today and was pushing linemen all over the place.

– WR Steve Smith quietly had a very nice game, as always. He finished with 46 yards and 1 TD.

– WR Mario Manningham contributed to the win with some nice catches. He had 56 yards.

– QB Sage Rosenfels played in the 4th quarter because of the 41-7 lead.

– RB DJ Ware came into the game in the 4th quarter and almost led all rushers with a nice performance. He finished with 66 yards.

– The Giants completely dominated the time of possession game by having the ball for over 2/3 of the game. They had the ball for 42:34.

– The team still had 5 penalties and 1 turnover, which is driving Coach Coughlin and the fans crazy. But it’s hard to say anything negative about this game.

What did you think of the beating the Giants gave the Seahawks today in Seattle?

RD – nygreporter.com

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New York Giants, A Look Ahead

November 4, 2010

NEW YORK – Hey there all you Giants’ fans! Long time no see! It feels great to be back writing for what I truly believe is the best underdog blog that covers the New York Football Giants! So anyways, jumping right into things I thought I might talk about what is to become of this roller coaster ride we are calling the 2010 campaign.

No, no, no not the politics (voting day two days ago fyi) politics are great if you have insomnia or enjoy headaches haha. Important stuff, just not my cup of tea.

The Giants have been at it for 8 weeks now, 7 games and a bye week. They’ve looked great, awful, okay, and spectacular. If we put their season marking all the high and low points on a graph we could probably out design any roller coaster genius at Six Flags! But in all seriousness folks they finally look like they have everything under control and we can only hope for a smooth ride back to the loading dock.

Perry Fewell seems to have really gotten things going and the defense has never looked better. They haven’t played this well since Super Bowl 42 and all signs seem to be positive. The recent addition of DE Alex Hall from waivers combined with a healthy Keith Bulluck should do nicely to cover the whole Kiwinikua leaves behind, and Jason Pierre-Paul should get a few more looks as well.

Tom Coughlin praised JPP this week for drawing consistent double teams on special teams coverage which is an encouraging sign of his progress. The Dez Bryant return was unfortunate, but they are starting to get things together. Even Matt Dodge has been able to dodge a few critics recently (sorry had to do it) and punted a few good ones in a row now.

It is truly amazing how when things go right everything really starts to mesh. Ahmad Bradshaw is tearing up the field and all of a sudden Brandon Jacobs has 5 touchdowns in the last 4 games. The running game has looked solid and Madison Hedgecock is close to being back from an injured hamstring.

There has been some discouraging news as of late, Shaun O’Hara, center, is out again with another foot injury. OL Adam Koets played nicely in his absence before and I’d expect the same if Shaun is to miss anytime now. Also, the Giants have about ten players on the injured reserved list at this point. The newest of which being Bruce Johnson who is done with a knee injury.

Now that we have seen how the Giants have played and how the rest of the league has played lets take a look at some new predictions for the season. I would just like to note that despite the one surprise loss to the Titans I made some pretty good predictions at the beginning of the seasons and well…Toot Toot! (that’s the sound of my own horn haha).

So quickly here are my updated picks: Win at Seattle, Roll over Dallas, Lose at Philly, Stuff MJD in at home, Take one on the chin from the Skins, Beat a badly coached Vikings team, Take back some pride against Philly round 2, upset the Packers in a game that has home field implication, and roll over the Redskins gaining playoff momentum.

Overall, I see Big Blue headed to 12-4 and a first or second seat in the playoffs! This is contingent upon a few things however, staying healthy is number one right now, a close second is getting special teams in order (I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, Tom Quinn has got to go), and Eli has got to cut down on the turnovers (I strongly believe that at least 6 are not his fault, but he needs to sit his guys down and talk out what to do to improve). If the Giants can maintain their current path then there are great things ahead for this group!

Josh Berman – nygreporter.com