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Giants Beat Bucs 24-0

The Giants defense was in Super form, as they beat the Bucs 24-0 . The Giants controlled the pace all game long, as they held the ball for 42:19 while the Bucs held it for only 16:22.   The Bucs could not get anything going at all,  limited to only 86  yards. If the Giants play like this every game, it will be a really fun season.

The Giants started off the scoring early on a 6 yard run by Brandon Jacobs. They added another touchdown early in the second on a 4 yard pass to Steve Smith.

The Giants started off the scoring in the third quarter on a 26 yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes. Early in the 4th, Sinorce Moss caught an 18 yard touchdown pass. The Giants were 3-5 in the red zone.

The Giants offense went back to its roots: the running game. Led by Ahmad Bradshaw, the Giants ran all over the Bucs. Bradshaw gained 104 yards on the ground, while Brandon Jacobs added 92 yards and a TD. They were breaking tackles, and gaining extra yards. A good performance. The Giants passing game was just okay, and certainly not as electric as it was in Dallas. But they didn’t need to be great. Eli had  161 yards and 2 TDs, while Steve Smith and Mario Manningham combined for 118 and one score. Eli was replaced by David Carr early in the 4th, who went 2-3 for 10 yards.  The red zone offense improved, going 3-5 in touchdowns. They made and missed a field goal, as well. There’s still work to do, but this was a massive improvement over the past two weeks.

The story of the game belongs to the defense, who absolutely man handled the Bucs. The Bucs had only  86  yards, and did not get a first down until late in the third quarter! They had 5 first downs on the game. There was consistent pressure on Byron Leftwich, and that resulted in an interception by Terrell Thomas, and numerous other poor decisions.  They were swarming to the ball, and the Bucs really had nowhere to go. After a so-so showing last week against Dallas, the Giants really stepped it up in Tampa.

In injury news, Kareem McKenzie left the game in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury. Will Beatty took his place. No word on the extent.Rich Seubert left with an apparent shoulder injury, but no word on the extent of the injury. Kevin Boothe came in to replace him. The Giants started to rest a lot of players, a smart move considering the tremendous heat.

The Giants, while dominant on the defensive side, still have work to do on the offensive side, as they didn’t always finish drives. However, the Giants have improved in every game, and that  3-0 record looks pretty good. Another nice game for the G-men.


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2 Responses to “Giants Beat Bucs 24-0”

  1. CCC says:

    Coughlin is smart

    he pounded the Bucs and kept his beat up D off the field a lot

  2. andrew ilnicki says:

    D O M I N A T I O N

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