Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 1/8/12
So far, Eli Manning is responsible for all nine points on the scoreboard. His ill-advised sprint backward into his own end zone and pass to nowhere while escaping the Falcons' pass rush opened the scoring, giving the Falcons a 2-0 lead. Then, after grinding out a long drive including a critical make on fourth and inches, Eli found Hakeem Nicks in the end zone for the go-ahead points. Ladies and gentlemen, there are your offensive highlights for the game so far. So far, each team has tried to establish an identity on the ground, and both teams have largely failed. The Falcons did get Michael Turner going on one drive to end the first quarter, but that drive stalled on the Giants' 25 yard line on a highly suspect fourth-and-one decision by Mike Smith (and questionable spot by the officials) that took points off the board. The Falcons hardly have a monopoly on questionable decision making, though, as the Giants had the ball with under two minutes to go, but failed to realize what down...
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