Monday, November 8, 2010
Giants Demolish Seahawks Early & Often
The Giants look like world beaters right now, after their dominating 41-7 performance in Seattle, Sunday. The Giants rolled up 30 first downs, 487 yards of offense, and held the ball for 42 minutes.
The Giants left little doubt that they would walk away from Seattle with the easy victory, as they posted 21 points in the first quarter, and held a 35-0 halftime lead.
Eli Manning was solid, completing 21 of 32 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns. His first TD came on 46 yard touchdown catch by Hakeem Nicks. Nicks, who is definately deserving of a pro bowl nod, hauled in six passes for 128 yards and the touchdown. He left the game with an ankle injury, but the Giants report that he is fine and will be available next week.
Ahmad Bradshaw didn't have a chunk of yards against Seattle; he only ran for 57 yards, but did have two touchdowns in the first quarter.
The Giants benifited once again from facing a team without its starting quarterback. Matt Hasselbeck missed the game with a concussion leaving the team in the hands of Charlie Whitehurst, who was awful.
The Giants have cashed in big time this year against some terrible football teams. They have beaten five teams that are a combined 12-28, and the one theme these teams have in common, they can't keep their quarterback healthy (Dallas, Seattle, Detroit), and they have awful offensive lines, (Carolina, Detroit) or their defenses are dreadful (Houston, Dallas).
So who are these 2010 Giants? Are they really the best team in the NFC? Currently the Giants are 5-0 in conference, best in the NFC, but they have yet to play a good team on their schedule from that conference. When they did play good teams, Indianapolis and Tennessee, the Giants melted faster than ice cream.
After facing the terrible Cowboys again on Sunday, it will get very interesting with games against the Eagles, Redskins, Packers, and Vikings still on the horizon.