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Nov 10, 1:00pm - Raiders at Giants
Game 9
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Giants win over the Raiders 24-20.
Eli Manning was 12 of 22 for 140 yards and 1 TD and 1 INT.
Andre Brown rushed for 115 yards on 30 carries and 1 TD and had 1 catch for 4 yards.
Peyton Hillis rushed for 21 yards on 5 carries and had 1 catch for 0 yards.
Rueben Randle caught 3 passes for 50 yards and 1 TD.
Hakeem Nicks caught 4 passes for 49 yards.
Victor Cruz caught 3 passes for 37 yards.
Damontre Moore blocked a punt.
Mathias Kiwanuka forced a fumble
Cullen Jenkins recovered a fumble.
Cooper Taylor returned a blocked punt for 1 TD.
Terrell Thomas had 1 interception.
Jerrel Jernigan and Peyton Hillis each lost 1 fumble.
Antrel Rolle, Keith Rivers, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Mathias Kiwanuka each had 1 sack.

Josh Brown kicked field a 23 yard goal.

Game Notes:
"It was nice to honor the veterans at the stadium today At kickoff the weather wasn't too bad, but it was really windy. I was anxiously looking forward to see the Giants play. It seemed like a long time because of the bye week. Then I couldn't believe the Giants blew the first play of the game by fumbling the kickoff return. The Raiders now had the ball near the goal line and scored right away. I felt better a bit later when the Giants blocked a punt and took it in for a touchdown to tie the score at 7-7. The Raiders went on to score a field goal, but the Giants kept driving away behind Andre Brown's running game and came up with a touchdown when Eli Manning hit Rueben Randle with a 5 yard pass in the second quarter.
Manning had the offense moving the ball nicely again on the next drive until he threw a pass straight into the hands of Tracy Porter and it was returned for a touchdown. The Giants only had a minute or so left and they started out with Manning being sacked for a six yard loss. The fans got edgy because even though they made the first down to their 31 yard line and had two timeouts, they didn't call one. It was like they gave up and were happy to go in at halftime trailing 17-14 and that's what they did.
I was thinking that they would need Manning to pass the ball to get in field goal range and they were afraid to do that after the last interception.
Our defense had been playing well, but got bullied around at the start of the second half with a long 14 play drive. The Raiders had had a first down at the 1 yard line, but the defense made a goal line stand and they had to settle for a field goal. It was very disappointing to see the offense go three-and-out after that effort. That's when Terrell Thomas came up with his 65 yard interception. It would have been great to see him take it all the way in, but Andre Brown did that for us a few plays later. Finally things were going our way and we had a 21-20 lead.
The offense used up almost half of the fourth quarter with a drive that got them down to the 2 yard line, but settled for a field goal so now I was afraid of a letdown where the Raiders would come up with a big play and steal the game. Instead our defense came up with yet another big play, a sack fumble by Mathias Kiwanuka recovered by Cullen Jenkins. The offense closed out the game and we had a 24-20 win and thanks, thanks, thanks to the defense for the great job they did today."

Game Notes:
The Giants played just good enough to win and the Raiders just bad enough to lose. You could easily switch the team names in that last sentence because this game could have gone either way. The Raiders were destroyed last week, giving up seven touchdown passes at home against the Eagles. Their hope was to be 4-4 at the halfway mark of the season and the Eagles shredded that bigtime. Darren McFadden, their starting running back, was out for this game and Terrelle Pryor, who was leading all quarterbacks with 485 rushing yards, was wearing a leg brace. The Giants decided to give their beaten down, travel weary opponents a big boost of adrenaline by spotting seven points right from the onset.
Jerrel Jernigan botched the kickoff return on the very first play of the game and Andre Holmes on the Raiders team scooped it up and took it to the Giants 5 yard line. Two plays later and an extra point and the Giants were quickly down 7-0. Now if the Raiders had any doubts or were harboring just a small spark of hope for this season, it turned into a full fledged fire.
The Giants went three-and-out and the Raiders made a few plays before the Giants special teams unit made up for their earlier mistake with Damontre Moore blocking their punt and Cooper Taylor recovering the ball, taking it in for a touchdown to tie the score. The Raiders added a field goal and the Giants topped that with a touchdown and had a 14-10 lead. The defense was holding and the next time the Giants had the ball, Eli Manning threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Manning was sacked on the onset of the next possession and the Giants basically looked like whimpering dogs playing dead with the rest of the time left in the half, looking anxious to get off the field.
It had been a long trip cross country for the Raiders and whatever head coach Dennis Allen might have told them before the game, that may have gone in one ear and out the other, probably sounded like great words of wisdom now that they were up 17-14. The Raider defense was manhandling Manning and their offense was working well with running back Rashad Jennings. If they could give it their all for the next two quarters they could walk out with a win and later collapse on the plane ride home.
The re-energized Raiders used up half the third quarter start with a long drive to the Giants 1 yard line, but the defense held them to a field goal. The Giants went three-and-out and after a Steve Weatherford punt of only 27 yards the Raiders were at the Giants 48 yard line. A few plays later
Terrell Thomas came up big with an interception that he took 65 yards to the 1 yard line and Andre Brown ran it in for a touchdown and a slim 21-20 lead. The Giants came up with another field goal and the defense was able to pull off a sack fumble on a desperate Pryor trying to make something happen and that basically ended this game with a 24-20 win by the Giants. Mostly, a win by their defense and running back Andre Brown returning to active duty today.
The offensive line had two weeks to study up on how the Raiders like to blitz, but still Manning was under pressure and sacked three times. If they didn't have a decent running game from Brown all would have been lost. Brown and Peyton Hillis ran the ball a total of 35 times for 136 yards and Manning kept the ball 3 times for minus 3 yards. That means there were 38 rushing plays and only 22 passes. Manning completed just 12 of them for 140 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
If the Giants gained any confidence from this win, they shouldn't. There are seven games left now with the Giants walking the yellow brick road. Tin man (actually man of steel) Andre Brown provided a heart for the team, but Eli Manning is trying to keep enough courage to throw the ball while ducking on every play, and the offensive line is still looking for some brainpower to block effectively."

First Quarter
Play: Terrelle Pryor 1 yd run (Sebastian Janikowski kick), 14:07
Drive: 2 plays, 5 yards in 0:45
Oakland 7-0

Play: Cooper Taylor 21 yd blocked punt return (Josh Brown kick), 9:22
Drive: 0 play, 0 yard
Tied 7-7

Play: Sebastian Janikowski 33 yd FG, 3:21
Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards in 1:09
Oakland 10-7
Second Quarter

Play: Rueben Randle 5 yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 7:36
Drive: 11 plays, 90 yards in 6:22
New York 14-10

Play: Tracy Porter 43 yd interception return (Sebastian Janikowski kick), 1:18
Drive: 0 play, 0 yard
Oakland 17-14

Third Quarter

Play: Sebastian Janikowski 24 yd FG, 6:56
Drive: 14 plays, 74 yards in 8:04
Oakland 20-14
Play: Andre Brown 1 yd run (Josh Brown kick), 2:15
Drive: 2 plays, 5 yards in 0:46
New York 21-20

Fourth Quarter

Play: Josh Brown 23 yd FG, 8:04
Drive: 13 plays, 70 yards in 6:56
New York 24-20

Giants are the first team in the NFC East to win 3 straight games.

Giants' defense had four sacks for the second game in a row..

Giants 38 rushing attempts was their highest total since they had 38 on Sept. 19, 2011.

Giants are 42-12 in regular-season games under Tom Coughlin in which they have at least one 100-yard rusher.

Giants Andre Brown has a rushing touchdown in 6 straight games dating back to last season.
That's the longest active streak in the NFL.

Giants Cooper Taylor's 21 yard blocked punt return TD was the first blocked punt return TD by the Giants since 1988.

Giants have allowed one defensive touchdown in the last 14 quarters.
That one came today when they took the field with the Raiders at their 5 yard line.

Raiders Tracy Porter is the only player with a pick six against both Eli Manning and Peyton Manning.
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