One Stoolie said it best on Twitter – “as a Giants/Mets fan, it’s great to know I can count on being tormented by RGIII and B. Harper for the next 10-15 yrs”. Nailed it.
Even though the Giants’ DE Big 3 each got a sack, they were all jerking Griffin off post-game – and rightfully so. Dude was virtually unstoppable if not for Big Blue’s opportunistic D. RG3 made 20-28 for 258 & 2 scores, 89 yards on the ground and, most impressively, his ability to make plays under pressure look easy. Converted all 3 4th downs in the final quarter & tossed a pretty TD to take the lead with a minute & a half left. But that was his rookie mistake. Not the pick, fumble or sacks. You just don’t try to go all “last-minute game-winner” in front of the king. 90 seconds & 3 timeouts for Manning might as well be an eternity, and for all his early inaccuracies – missing a wide-open Cruz in the end zone, air-mailing the Black Unicorn for his first INT – Eli just doesn’t miss when the game is in the balance. Captain Clutch dropped an absolute dime to extend Cruz’s salsa streak to 4 after just 14 seconds & 77 yards, putting the G-Men ahead for good. Didn’t even have time to worry. I wouldn’t put it past #10 to have thrown his second pick on purpose. Fourth quarters are boring without a comeback.
With a division W under their belts, the Giants look to be hitting stride. The defense got torched for 480 yards, but 7 turnovers & 7 sacks in their past 2 games is reminiscent of last year. Eli’s making weapons out of anyone who feels like getting open, Bradshaw’s leading a top-5 NFC rushing attack and Tynes/Weatherford/Wilson are getting it done on special teams. Now, next Sunday’s grudge match at Dallas becomes the new biggest game of the year. With Philly hosting the undefeated Falcons, Big Blue has a shot at putting a decent cushion between themselves and the rest of the NFC East. Just one more victory over the Cowgirls is all I ask. Avenge that Week 1 loss & NY will have my permission to piss a game away against Rapelisberger or Cincy before the bye.