Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/19/12
The New York Giants faced off against the New York Jets at the Meadowlands last night in a much anticipated preseason game. The atmosphere was playoff-like as both teams were ready to claim bragging rights in New York. The final score was 26-3 Giants, but that did not tell the whole story of this game. Despite winning by a wide margin, the Giants' first-unit did not control the line of scrimmage on offense as Eli Manning (7/14 for 62 yards and 1 INT) didn’t seem in rhythm at the start of the game. Also not in rhythm was the Giants' running game which averaged a pathetic 1.8 yards per carry for a total of 58 yards rushing. The only element of the Giants' offense that impressed me was the wide receivers as Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, Jerrel Jernigan, David Douglas and Isaiah Stanback all displayed  solid route-running and soft hands. Offensively, the Giants only managed one touchdown and that came late in the 4th quarter when third-string quarterback Ryan Perrilloux connected wit...
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