The Giants did everything and more in their 29-16 win against the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday. From the start of the game, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell made it his mission to have his defense hit Michael Vick. And boy, did the Giants hit Vick. They hit him over. And over. And over. And over until he broke his hand. Vick blamed the refs for his injury when in reality, his offensive line sucks. Eli threw four touchdown passes today, two to Paterson’s own, Victor Cruz. With the win, the Giants improve to 2-1 on the season…

The Giants Smashed Vick

 

Despite picking the Eagles to win, I focused on a few keys for the Giants. And they delivered. 

1. Pound The Rock: Success! The combo of Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw combined for 194 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles had more rushing attempts than the Giants had (40-25) and out-rushed them (175-102), but the Giants made the most of their plays. 

Big Time Run By Bradshaw

2. Stop The Rock: Somewhat of a Success! The Eagles put up 175 yards on the ground, but only threw for 199. The Giant pressure forced three interceptions and Aaron Ross (two INTs) reminded all of us he could still play football. 

Big Day for Mr. Ross

3. Stop The Big Play: Success! The Giants had no big plays on offense, special teams, or on defense. There was no DeSean Jackson punt return TD. No Vick running all over the field. Instead, the Giants had their own big plays a la Cruz. Mr. Cruz hauled in three catches for 110 yards and two scores. Jacobs scored a 40-yard pass from Eli. The Giants did the Eagles what the Giants have already done the Giants, ok.

Paterson's Finest

Moment of the Game: Eagles drive, third quarter. The Eagles had first and goal on the two. The Giants allowed one yard to fullback, Owen Schmitt. Stopped Vick for no gain. Had a penalty. Stopped Vick again and stopped Schmitt again. Forcing the Eagles to kick a field goal and make the score, 16-14. This goal line stand completely changed the game. 

After dealing with crap for the last two weeks, Eli came out and went 16 for 23 for 254 yards and 4 TDs. Atta boy, Eli.

What’s Next?: The Giants will fly out West to take on the 1-2 Arizona Cardinals.