Redskins beat Cowboys pushing the Giants to first place in the NFC East. Philadelpia lost to the Bears. All in all a pretty nice bye week. While Philly losing is always OK with me, it would have kind of been cool if they had won because then NFC East teams would have won all their games against non-NFC East opponents. You have to admit it would be pretty cool if no one outside the NFC East could beat an NFC East team…
Archive for September, 2008
In case you missed the Plax suspension, here you go. Looks like he’ll miss some practice, a game, and 250,000 grand. Wonder when the family emergency story will leak?
Corey Webster had a great game vs. the former Chad Johnson and we h had 6 sacks but the Giants secondary had ups and downs as Cincinatti connected on enough pass plays – a lot fo short passes and a lot of yards picked up after the catch – to score 20 and push the game into overtime.
They just picked up over 100 yards rushing and they had a couple of nice runs that contributed to point scoring drives.
Jacobs couldn’t find much running room but Ward seemed to fare much better when he was in. But with the game on the line in overtime, Gilbride turned to the passing game where Burress and then Toomer delivered. Toomer’s sideline cacth at the end there was awesome.
Don’t want it to sound like I’m compaining too much. The Bengals fought hard against the Giants so fo course they had some nice catches, some nice runs (especiallay against Tollefson who was getting run on way too much), some defensive stops, etc.
Hopefully Tuck will be as angry as I am about his fine for grabbing Bulger’s facemask last week. Sure Tuck grabbed the facemask but…
1. He was being held
2. Bulger ducked into it
3. It was clearly accidental
Anyway, if he’s angry he might kick some extra butt…
Also have a Giants.com article on the secondary for you.
And this article on Hixon’s return game. Did you know that punt returners have to study punters?
Great article from the New York Times that talks about 4 of the Giants’ sacks in the Super Bowl and breaks down each play with a diagram to help.
Here Mike Garafolo asks if the Giants are doing enough to get Kevin Boss involved in the offense. He had one catch called back so in the scorebook he had nothing… His blocking is showing signs of improvement though.
Seems to me that the Gaints offense did more right than wrong but who doesn’t against the Rams? Maybe against quality teams we will need the tight end to be seen as more of a threat.
I was going to go into individual performances, but the Giants so dominated the Rams in week 2 that almost everyone looked like an all-pro. We ran like crazy so Jacobs, Bradshaw and the offensive line get credit. Manning and Toomer had big games. We left a few TDs on the field early but hey it’s week 2 and we more than got the job done.
On defense, Tuck and Robbins were incredible. We didn’t give up much in the passing game so the secondary was strong. I especially liked Corey Webster’s game.
Special teams continue to look like the Giants weak link though Sammy Knight stood out some.