Originally written October 22, 2013 on Football Nation:
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It wasn’t pretty or fun to watch, but the New York Giants finally won a game by defeating the lifeless Minnesota Vikings 23-7. This game could have gone in any direction as I had mentioned in my pre-game breakdown that the Giants needed to do win in three areas if they wanted to win. 1) Win the battle of the turnovers 2) Contain Adrian Peterson and 3) Win the time of possession. I also made reference that if the Giants couldn’t contain Peterson, then Josh Freeman could look like Joe Montana and torch them for a couple of TD passes. Well, I have to give myself partial credit as the Giants defense made Freeman look like Montana, but it wasn’t Joe; but rather Hanna Montana... Below are the following High Points, Low Points and Final Thoughts from the game:High Points:Giants won time of possession 36:22 to 23:38Giants won the turnover battle 3 to 1Giants shutdown Adrian Peterson (only 28 yards)Giants defense did not surrender a single point.Low Points:Surrendered another Punt return for...
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