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Giants/Raiders Halftime Thoughts

Hello everyone, I am filling in for Fuchs today.

The Giants totally dominated the first half of the game, leading the Raiders 31-7 at the half.

The Giants offense moved the ball at will as they marched up and down the field putting up 31 points in the first half.  Manning was sharp completing 8 of 10 passes for 173 yards and two scores for a passer rating of a perfect 158.3.  Manning spread the ball around to lots of targets adding touchdowns to Manningham and Nicks.  Manning was releaved by Carr late in the second quarter.

The running game has been effecient gaining 125 yards on 20 carries.  Ahmad Bradshaw provided a spark to the Giants offense scoring two touchdowns and taking a screen pass 55 yards on a 3 & 24.  Jacobs has had more opportunities but continues to struggle a bit.  It just seems that he isn’t hitting the hole as hard as last year.  Bradshaw went out right at the end of the half holding his lower back, we will keep an eye out for updates.

The Giants defense continues to own teams this year.  At half the Raiders were held to 5 first downs and 68 yards.  The Raiders were given a gift when Sinorice Moss muffed a punt on the Giants 15 yard line.  C.C. Brown was flagged for a cheap pass interference call and Michael Bush scored an easy touchdown.

Tynes did make a chip shot field goal at the end of the half, maybe those kickers lit his fire:>

Look for the young Giants to get some playing time in the second half.  David Carr will captain the ship and hopefully we will get to see some rookies contribute.  The Giants should continue to dominate an inferior Raiders team. 

I am also tweeting the game over here.

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One Response to “Giants/Raiders Halftime Thoughts”

  1. steve yuan says:

    anyone notice how c.c. brown got robbed on a forced fumble, fumble recovery and touchdown? they did not blow that whistle at all. and they couldn’t even challenge!

    he is awful in coverage, but on the bright side, he does get some back of what he gives up in pass coverage just by being so physical. he caused a fumble in KC.

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