Giants Thump Raiders 44-7


The Giants continue to win the games they should, today putting a whooping on the Oakland Raiders by the final score of 44-7.

The Giants dominated both sides of the ball today holding the Raiders to 7 first downs and 124 net yards.  The defense was all over Jamarcus Russell, sacking him four times while causing and recovering three fumbles.  The Giants should have pitched a shut out but Sinorice Moss muffed a punt on the Giants 15 yard line and C.C. Brown was flagged for a questionable pass interference call, leading to a Michael Bush touchdown. 

The offense was efficient scoring almost at will.  Manning came out bruised heel and all completing 8 of 10 passes for 172 yards and 2 scores.  He was replaced by David Carr late in the second quarter.  Carr wasn’t as effective as Manning but scored a rushing touchdown and lead a few drives that ended with field goals.  The ball was spread to 8 receivers with Manningham and Nicks getting touchdowns.  The offensive spark came from Ahmad Bradshaw.  He rushed for 110 yards on 11 rushes and 2 touchdowns.  He also took a screen pass for 55 yards on a 3 & 24.  Jacobs had plenty of opportunities, rushing 21 times, but only managing 67 yards.  If Bradshaw keeps this up look for him to get even more playing time.

Two things to say about the Giants special teams.  The coverage units were spectacular, John Goff was a beast today!  Every kick/punt he was the first one there, he deserves the special teams game ball for sure.  On the other hand Sinorice Moss is absolutely terrible.  As mentioned above he muffed a punt on the Giants 15 leading to the only Raiders score and had seven punt return opportunities and did NOTHING, when is this experiment going to end?

The Giants handled the Raiders today, I am glad they didn’t overlook them.  Next weeks game against the Saints should be a good one.  Look for the Giants Round Table review of the Raiders game and preview of the Saints game in the next few days.

Enjoy the victory


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7 Responses to “Giants Thump Raiders 44-7”

  1. Júlio César says:

    what happened at the raider’s td drive when the giants recovered the fumble, returned it for the td and then the ball went back for oakland in our own endzone??? weird!

    • Mark Picucci says:

      Julio, what happened was the refs blew the whistle calling forward progress. When that happens the play is ruled dead so basically the fumble and recovery for a touchdown was void. If you watch the play over it really sounds like the refs didn’t blow the whistle until after the fumble and in my opinion it should have been a fumble and touchdown. I guess i’m just getting picky.

  2. Júlio César says:

    got it, and i had the same impression about the whistle

    thanks for the explanation

  3. Andrew Ilnicki says:

    Ahmad Bradshaw is electric. If somehow you couldn’t see the potential before, you sure as hell should by now.

  4. Kyle says:

    Bradshaw has been outperforming Jacobs thus far. I feel that not having Ward has detracted from Jacobs rushing. However, it does allow for Bradshaw to have enough touches to do some damage.

  5. andrew ilnicki says:

    How does Ward effect Jacobs? That confuses me…. obviously when Jacobs gets in the game the defense prepares to collapse on him, stop him at all costs.

    Bradshaw on the other hand out-shifts ward, is quicker, has better moves, is powerful and can block just as well. Bradshaw is more exciting to watch and his hands are just as good out of the backfield…. Ward is a distant memory at this point and he should be.

    Bradshaw is a star. Ward is gone. and Jacobs will still pound away at the line as he has been doing.

  6. andrew ilnicki says:

    that CC Brown fumble recovery getting called back is BULLSH*T by the way.

    there was no whistle… and even so — fumbles like that happen all the time so why is this one different?

    Adrian Peterson got stripped in a similar fashion just last week, same situation of forward progress, same timing…. why is one different than the other in terms of one play being called dead and one counting as a touchdown?

    its BS

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