the new york football giants
08 October 2006 ¬
" Just What the Doctor Ordered, Giants over Redskins 19-3.. Breaking the Bye Week Blues "
Coming into Sunday, the Giants had the worst record in the NFL following the bye, a woeful 3-14. Unfortunately for Washington, 2 of those 3 came against the Redskins.

Elijah and company rolled over the 'Skins, 19-3, and in doing so they made almost every adjustment I was looking for, save for starting McQuarters at corner over Sam Madison. I split this game into two smaller yet incredibly important victories: the first being a 2-0 division record, and the second being the D stonewalling a Washington offense that came in ranked 3rd in the NFL in total yards. Robbins, Stray and Umenyiora pressured Brunell all day, each picking up a sack (after combining for 2 through the first 3 games) and giving him little time to let Moss hurt New York deep. Big Blue stifled the running game as well, holding Portis to 76 yards on 19 carries, and the Giants have yet to allow any one back to pick up 80 or more yards on the ground this season.

Cue the collective sigh of relief. 2-2 was more than just a good way to bounce back -- it was downright necessary, with the G-Men playing the next two on the road at Atlanta and Dallas. Following the win, and Philly's shootout victory over the Cowboys, the Giants sit behind the Eagles second (and more importantly, undefeated) in the NFC East.

Shockey followed up his "outplayed and outcoached" remarks by catching exactly one pass for thirteen yards and drawing an offensive pass interference call that brought back an Eli-Amani touchdown. That's one way to spell contrition. But I'll curb the sarcasm, and soak up the win instead.


Anonymous Jake said...

I agree about the Shockey barb. He's all talk, but when it comes to game day, he doesn't seem to do much. I would be more forgiving if he wasn't such a big mouth, but having twice as many penalty yards as recieving yards sucks. Personally, I love Shiancoe and I want him to start instead of Shockey until he heals his injuries/learns to shut up. I made a petition about it, too.

11:11 AM  
Blogger z said...

ahhh.. i agree with you to some extent, but i wouldn't go that far. i think shockey is a better blocker than shiancoe, and his fiery attitude, in moderation, is pretty important for this football team. that's not to say that i'm not a big visanthe shiancoe fan, but i think for single tight end sets, shockey is the only way to go.

4:53 PM  
Blogger z said...

oh, also, jeremy's been hurt all season, so his lack of productivity is understandable.. and in fact, with his bum ankle the way it is, it's a marvel he's still playing as aggressively as ever (which, i admit, is tooaggressive at times.

4:56 PM  

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