WEEK 74 – With the Fishes

Posted: November 1, 2011 by Keith Stone in 2011 Giants, football, Giants, NFL

Giants 20, Dolphins 17

I can’t remember another season where the Giants had this many close games. On the one hand, I’m glad that they’re pulling most of them out. On the other hand, these aren’t teams that should be keeping it close. What happens when they play the Patriots next week?

Eli Manning continued his stellar season. He was the only one on the offense that seemed to be able to do anything.Bradshaw and Nicks’s injuries worry me, but they seem minor. Even more worrisome might be Brandon Jacobs. Even though he’s banged up too, I think it’s mostly mental. The booing doesn’t help either, people!The Giants play best when the running game is strong and Bradshaw and Jacobs both do their thing. This season isn’t going anywhere if they don’t get their act together.

Normally, it’s a sound strategy to keep running the ball but especially when Bradshaw was in the locker room, they weren’t getting anything. Eli was hot all day. Why not let him air it out in that situation? Victor Cruz once again proved that he’s going to be a valuable contributor to this team and his game-winning TD was phenomenal. The kid is hot like salsa.

The return of Justin Tuck didn’t do as much as I thought it would. When Matt Moore is running on you like he’s the second coming of Barry Sanders, it’s not a good thing. They did manage to pull it together at the end and hopefully the momentum will carry over into next week. I just hope Tuck isn’t half-strength for the rest of the year.

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