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Halftime Thoughts/Analysis

The Giants’ are simply dominating this game. Bradshaw had two touchdowns in the first quarter. The Giants’ have started every one of their drives in the first quarter from their own 33 or better.  Manning hit Boss for a quick nine-yard pass, but Boss fumbled. That was the Giants’ 22 turnover of the season, which has them in third place. If they want to be a playoff team, they need to cut down on their turnovers.

The Giants’ did a tremendous job of stopping Washington from returning the ball until they let him slip away and run one for 53 yards. They should have stuck with the pooch-kicks. They pooch-kicked the ball and TE Travis Beckum knocked the ball out of Washington’s hands. Goff picked it up and ran it back to the Seattle five-yard line. Bradshaw then pounded it in for his second score.

Hakeem Nicks is a baller. Plain and simple. Manning threw deep to Nicks. It wasn’t a great pass, but Nicks’ made an incredible adjustment to snab the ball in the end zone for a touchdown.The Giants’ defense has looks solid, as usual. Keep in mind though; they’re facing a backup who hasn’t thrown a pass in his career before today. Whitehurst made a nice throw in the end zone to start the second quarter, but Terrell Thomas made an even better play to pick the ball off. That resulted in Manning hitting Smith for about a twenty-yard completion and a run of fourteen-yards by Brandon Jacobs. However, that drive appeared to be stalled when Smith was flagged for offensive pass-interference, but Manning was able to hit Nicks for a twenty-two-yard completion. Later on in that drive Manning hit Smith for a quick six-yard touchdown pass. It’s now 28-0. Ouch! Seattle has given up 61 points in five and a half quarters. They’ve scored just three points during that span, too.

Jason Pierre-Paul is now entering the game on defense. He will get a lot more reps now that this one’s becoming blowout. This should be good for his development. Charlie Whitehurst wen’t deep but it was picked off by Webster. He looked banged up and is aided off the side-lines by his teammates, however, it appears to be just cramps. He should be okay. His return is probable, but at this point, not necessary. He may not return as a precautionary reason. We will keep you updated if anything develops, though.

Shawn Andrews is proving his worth. As you know he started today and was signed before the start of the season. Jon Goff has had another good game, thus far. Will Blackmon is also playing in the Giants’ secondary today. Since it’s such a blowout, look for Blackmon to get more time in the secondary.

Giants’ get the ball back and hit Manningham for a thirty-two yard screen pass. Manning then hit Nicks on the outside for a thirteen-yard back-shoulder pass. On that play Right Tackle Kareem McKenzie went down but it turns out all that happened was he lost his shoe. He’s back in the game. Manning rolls to his right and hits the “home-town” kid Kevin Boss for his third touchdown pass of the game. This was Kevin Boss’s first TD catch this year.

Manning’s QB Rating this half is 152.3. He is 17/21 for 81.1% of passes completed for 232 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Halftime Score: Giants 35 v. Seahawks 0 — This is the Giants’ largest lead at halftime since November of 1959 against the Redskins.

The Post Game Thoughts and Analysis should be up by tomorrow or Tuesday the latest. This game is pretty much out of hand, I wouldn’t expect to see the starters play the rest of the game.


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