Here’s what I liked, didn’t like, and thought about Week 5:
– The Giants became the first team in 52 years to have a player rush for 200 yards and have another player catch 3 touchdowns. Pretty impressive.
– Ahmad Bradshaw was awesome. After his game-opening fumble I wondered to myself why he wasn’t being pulled like David Wilson was…Then I saw why. He ran hard and hit holes all day, DESTROYED Usama Young, reminding me of his stomping of Brodney Pool was year against the Jets, and looked unlike the Bradshaw we saw in the first few weeks who tried to bounce every thing outside.
– David Wilson FINALLY showed what he can do. After one early run for 4 yards, David Wilson got another chance in the 4th quarter, and made the most of it, breaking a 40 yard touchdown run. He showed that explosive speed and hopefully earned Coughlin’s trust a bit more.
– Backflips are awesome
– Reuben Randle had a pretty nice game in my opinion. He had one pretty bad drop but other than that made some nice catches and was a consistent target for Eli. Hopefully this continues and shuts up Cris Collinsworth.
– Victor Cruz may not have had a huge impact in other parts of the field, but he was unstoppable close to the end zone. His first 2 TD’s were some of the best play action plays I’ve seen all year, and he just blew past his guy for the third TD. He was exactly what the Giants needed.
– Stevie Brown made a few nice plays to clean up some messes. His INT and fumble recovery both ended promising Browns drives. (The rumble recovery came off a very nice return.)
– Will Hill had himself another solid game, forcing the Cribbs fumble on the kickoff return and making a few other nice plays. I hope he continues to see the field.
– The defensive line a subpar game. JPP had a subpar game and was pretty much dominated by Joe Thomas whenever they lined up against each other. Osi was ineffective except for one near forced fumble late, and I’m not sure where Justin Tuck is. He hasn’t really been a factor in any game this year. Brandon Weeden had all day to throw, and even though he isn’t exactly Joe Montana, when you give an NFL QB that long to throw he will hurt you. Concerning.
– The run defense looked absolutely terrible early. I understand that they were missing some DT’s, but Trent Richardson pretty much waltzed his way into the end zone on the opening drive, and continued to make people look foolish for much of the first. Ugly.
– One of those fools was Chase Blackburn, who consistently missed tackles and was left on the ground watching the rest of the play unfold. Besides the important INT he had late, I thought he looked pretty bad overall. I’m just waiting for the Mark Herzlich era to begin.
– I was glad this game was on CBS so I didn’t have to sit through the “phenomenal” broadcasting Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Not really big fans of that duo.
– Not sure whether it was poor play by the Packers or the magic of Andrew Luck, but he, and the Colts, looked good yesterday.
– WHERE WERE THOSE COSTLY VICK TURNOVERS LAST WEEK?!?!?!?!?
– I have no idea what Andy Reid is thinking. LeSean McCoy is an absolute beast, yet he doesn’t get anywhere near the amount of carries he should.
– Any Reid’s slow transition into an actual Walrus is almostc omplete.
– I know Peyton had a good game yesterday, but I would absolutely take Eli over him right now. His accuracy is great but his arm just looks so weak. Every pass just appears to float to the receivers.
– So happy the Yankees opened up the series with a win last night. I don’t think I could have watched them strand any more runners on base without scoring.
– Still in my survivor pool after week 5, Thank You Giants!