Originally posted on GMEN H.Q.  |  Last updated 11/7/11
Well, I said I would pick against the G-Men so that my superstition of being counter-intuitive would work. It did, and the Giants now sit at 6-2 alone atop the NFC East. The pertinent details follow.Offense:The running game showed up. It wasn’t powerful, just effective. Brandon Jacobs averaged 4 yards a carry, and ran with authority when he carried the ball. He also caught 4 passes, and it looked as if the passing game set up the running game. The passing game worked very well, as Eli Manning spread the ball around. Barden, Manningham, Cruz, and Ballard all came up huge. Ballard, in particular, looked great. Other than the poor decision on the interception and the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting, the offense didn’t seem to miss Bradshaw or Nicks. The shotgun snaps from center were a problem, as Boothe wasn’t used to the position. The Giants were lucky in this regard.Defense:Wow. Holding the Pats scoreless for the first half was an impressive feat. 4 takeaways were even ...
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