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Giants Chiefs Halftime Thoughts

The Giants are overcoming turnovers to play a pretty good half, as they are beating the Chiefs 17-3 at the end of 1st half. Steve Smith has two TDs, and Eli Manning has looked sharp. Mario Manningham has had a rough half, bobbling three balls, including one that led to an interception. The Giants defense has look as impressive as they did last week, limiting the Chiefs to only 88 yards.

Mario Manningham, quite simply, has to hold onto the ball, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Hakeem Nicks get more playing time as the game goes on. I had been so impressed with “Super Mario”, but the depth at receiver allows the Giants to push him. Steve Smith continues to assert himself as one of the best wideouts in football.I’m a bit surprised we haven’t seen more of Kevin Boss. There was a lot of talk all week of the opportunity for a big game by Boss, but so far, he’s done nothing. They’re lining him up at receiver a lot, which is good, but they are not getting the ball to him.

The running game continues to its job: Set up the play action pass, which has been really effective. If the Giants take a bigger lead, the running game will see more action.

Again, the Giants defense continues to prove why it’s one of the best in the game. The Chiefs have absolutely nowhere to go. Only 3 first downs allowed. That’s really, really impressive.I’ve been really impressed with the secondary in particular. Corey Webster, Terrell Thomas and Bruce Johnson just stick to their man, plain and simple. You sometimes forget that Aaron Ross hasn’t played a down all year.

For the second half, the Giants have to continue doing what they’ve been doing. Continue running and play action. Continue the dominant defensive performance. If they do that, it should be an easy second half. I think that the score is a bit misleading.Without the turnovers, this is a much larger lead. If the Giants can shore up the sloppiness, this will be a fun game to watch. Remember, we’re tweeting the game on Twitter, so stop by and say hi.

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