8:40pm - Giants at Vikings
win over the Vikings 23-7.
Eli Manning was 23 of 39 for 200 yards and 1 TD.
Peyton Hillis rushed for 36 yards on 18 carries and 1 TD and had 5 catches for
Michael Cox rushed for 23 yards on 11 carries and had 2 catches for
Victor Cruz caught 5 passes for 50 yards.
Rueben Randle caught 3
passes for 40 yards and 1 TD.
Hakeem Nicks caught 2 passes for 28 yards.
Conner caught 3 passes for 17 yards.
Brandon Myers caught 2 passes for 15
Bear Pascoe caught 1 pass for 4 yards.
Justin Tuck had 1 sack.
DeOssie and Jacquian Williams each recovered 1 fumble.
Antrel Rolle had 1 interception.
Brown kicked field goals of 35, 23, and 36 yards.
was the last time you got to sit at MetLife Stadium and see the Giants start off
with a drive like that? They looked nearly unstoppable and they owned the Vikings
as they chipped away with one first down after another until they were at the
Vikings 16 yard line. It was third and three and that's where Hakeem Nicks should
have caught a pass for a touchdown. . Instead reality set back in as after that
impressive offensive effort we had to settle for a field goal. Even as I say this
I realize that I'm actuality satisfied because now we're ahead in the game and
looking pretty dominant on the field.
Next up was suppressing my worrisome
feelings as I watched our defense took the field. What kind of game would they
give us this week? Then they did done just fine against quarterback Josh Freeman
and running back Adrian Peterson. I was so happy I forgot to be worried about
our special teams unit.
They let the Vikings right back into the game on a
punt returned for a touchdown. All the good work was gone and suddenly we were
losing 7-3. In the second quarter things turned back in our favor when Eli Manning
hit Rueben Randle with a nice long 24 yard touchdown pass and the half ended with
the Giants up 10-7.
For the rest of the game the Giants notched up the score
and surprisingly time got some help from special teams recovering a fumble. The
defense did a good job with pressure out there and Justin Tuck even came up with
a sack. Then again with Freeman throwing over fifty passes they did have some
opportunities. I really hate these late games and I'm sure all the fans at the
stadium will be glad to get home and have a good night's sleep."
Vikings started a quarterback who never played a snap for the team so the Giants
spotted them the running back position. Brandon Jacobs was not able to play so
rookie Michael Cox got his first start and he was assisted by Peyton Hillis. Both
also had never taken a snap for their team. Then if was almost as if the Vikings
were being extra neighborly spotting their running back in return because he was
held to 28 yards. Actually that was just a result of the Giants doing a good job
on Adrian Peterson who usually can't be stopped. They were aided in this task
knowing that the passing defense could skip a few beats considering that Josh
Freeman barely knew the names of the receivers let alone their best and worst
If you think about it, it
was almost an insult to the Giants that coach Leslie Frazier decided this would
be a good place to start his newly signed quarterback. That tells you how dismal
the Giants must appear to the rest of the league. The real dismalness(?) came
from the special teams unit when they allowed Marcus Sherels an 86-yard punt return
to put the Vikings ahead early on. You could say they redeemed themselves on two
In this game the Giants were effective enough to win dispite
Eli Manning throwing two passes that could have been intercepted but weren't.
Manning ended up with one touchdown and no interceptions for the first time this
season. His numbers could have been much better, but something is really wrong
with the Manning to Nicks connection. Nicks had a team high 10 passes thrown his
way and came up with only 2 for 28 yards. The Giants can mathematically go 10-6
on the season and to start that off they need to build on this easy win. Still
it's all pointless if they can;t take down their division rival next week in Philadelphia."
| First Quarter |
- FIELD GOAL|
Josh Brown 35 yd FG, 5:24
Drive: 17 plays, 68
yards in 9:36
New York 3-0
Marcus Sherels 86 yd punt return (Blair Walsh kick),
Drive: 0 play, 0 yard
| Second Quarter |
Rueben Randle 24 yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown
Drive: 7 plays, 82 yards in 3:34
New York 10-7
Peyton Hillis 1 yd run (Josh Brown kick), 8:37
Drive: 2 plays, 3 yards in 0:41
New York 17-7
| Fourth Quarter |
- FIELD GOAL
Josh Brown 23 yd FG, 12:13
Drive: 16 plays, 75
yards in 8:31
New York 20-7
- FIELD GOAL
Josh Brown 36 yd FG, 11:03
Drive: 4 plays, 0 yard
New York 23-7
ran the longest drive timewise in the NFL this season.
led at halftime for the first time in 2013.
OCT 27 - Giants at Eagles.
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