Sunday, December 7, 2014

Giants demolish horrible Titans


At leas the Giants didn't blow this one.

In one of the days biggest blowouts the Giants had a much needed laugher taking care of the listless and pathetic Tennessee Titans, 36-7 in Nashville. While there is not much to write about this game, it was New York's first victory in over two months, ending a horrifying seven-game losing streak that put just about everyone's job on notice.

A victory will certainly heal things a little bit for a team that is not going anywhere this year. Who knows a good finish may save Tom Coughlin again for the second straight December, that is if the Giants play like they did Sunday in their final three games.

The star of the show: Odell Beckham Jr. The Giants rookie receiver again was the difference for Big Blue, hauling in 11 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. It was Beckham's 15-yard TD catch that gave the Giants a 10-0 lead on the Titans in the first quarter.  The longest reception of the day Beckham was a 50-yard pass from Manning to set up a field goal later on.

Beckham's 130 yard afternoon was the fifth 100-yard game this year for the budding star. With the way Beckham has progressed this year as a deep threat for Eli Manning, it makes one wonder how good this offense could have been if Victor Cruz were healthy, and, gives Giants fans reason to hope for good things in 2015.

As a team, New York thoroughly dominated the Titans. The held Tennessee to 217 yards of offense, gave up only 12 first downs, and forced three Titans turnovers. They even knocked Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger out of the game.

The stick that broke the camels back in this game came late in the first quarter when Mettenberger was strip sacked, and Markus Kuhn, peeling off from the guard picked up the football and dashed into the end zone to make it 17-0 Giants.

The win also marked the Giants second win on the road this year.

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