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RoanokeFan
09-17-2012, 08:38 PM
http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/09/17/nfc-east-spin-cycle-week-two

Excerpt: "After successful Week One games, both the Redskins and Cowboys fell back to earth in Week Two. The Giants roared back from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter behind You Know Who and avoided an 0-2 start before a quick turnaround this Thursday. And the heart-attack Eagles won yet another strange one-point game in the fourth quarter.

GIANTS
What we learned: No game is ever over when Eli Manning is on the field. The gameís most clutch fourth-quarter QB until proven otherwise, Manning led a furious, 14-point comeback by throwing for an insane 243 of his career-high 510 yards and producing 25 points in the final 15 minutes. He has two of the gameís best wideouts in Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, who combined for 378 of those yards and two TDs in a stirring comeback against a game Buccaneers team that controlled the action most of the first three quarters. Itís too soon to sound alarm bells about the Giantsí defense because starting slowly has been their modus operandi in several of the past few years, and they have two Super Bowl titles during that span. Weíll reserve judgment for now.

Whatís in store next: The Giants have a quick, somewhat nasty turnaround at Carolina on Thursday and could be doing so without RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), ORT Dave Diehl (knee) and WR Domenik Hixon (concussion). Facing Cam Newton and the Panthersí diverse run game, coming off a banner afternoon against the Saints, is no easy task. The Giants must prepare for the read-option series (with two days to practice against it), and the ends probably canít fire off the line looking to make up for the fact they have one combined sack in two games. Offensively, it could be Andre Brown doing the running again; he provided a spark in Sundayís win with several of his 71 rushing yards coming after contact.

What the heck? After a wild game that came down to the final minute, all anyone is talking about is the final play of the game and aftermath. With the Giants taking a final kneeldown to effectively end the game, the victory formation turned into a pushing match. The Buccaneers, believing the game was not over, tried to force a bad snap or fluky fumble by shoving the Giantsí front, which had given itself up at that point and Manning was knocked to the turf. Tom Coughlin did not like it at all, despite no one getting hurt from it, and he told Bucs head coach Greg Schiano as much during the postgame greeting. Nothing, it appears, is automatic in the NFL anymore. Schiano wasnít apologizing afterward; he told the media this is how he coaches his teams to play. This story wonít go away." Read more...

JaxMan
09-17-2012, 08:42 PM
That whole one sack for the ends is quite disturbing to me. other than that i think this team is correcting its wrongs as it goes along,much like last year

RoanokeFan
09-17-2012, 08:43 PM
That whole one sack for the ends is quite disturbing to me. other than that i think this team is correcting its wrongs as it goes along,much like last year

We could spin it as a 100% improvement :p

JaxMan
09-17-2012, 08:51 PM
If you look at it that way, thats quite the Improvement haha

miked1958
09-17-2012, 08:55 PM
I noticed that on espn firsttake that all they talked about was the final play and how wrong TC was.. Not any mention of the game or anything. not anything about Eli and his WRs record setting day. they usually have a whole debate about the giants. lol. what tools

miked1958
09-17-2012, 08:56 PM
You can bet if eli didnt make that comeback and put up all those yards they would have jumped all over him for his bad performance. i just dont get it sometimes.

rainierjef
09-17-2012, 09:02 PM
Sacks comes in bunches. keep faith

derekunion28
09-17-2012, 09:10 PM
no turnovers gona be a tough game

RoanokeFan
09-17-2012, 09:11 PM
If you look at it that way, thats quite the Improvement haha

LOL indeed

RoanokeFan
09-17-2012, 09:12 PM
no turnovers gona be a tough game

Given our schedule, every game is going to be tough.

appodictic
09-17-2012, 11:06 PM
We could spin it as a 100% improvement :p
You know mathamaticaly going from 0-1 is actually an improvement of Not A Number :) Sacks aren't everything. We need better coverage to get more sacks.

fansince69
09-17-2012, 11:07 PM
You know mathamaticaly going from 0-1 is actually an improvement of Not A Number :) Sacks aren't everything. We need better coverage to get more sacks.

OR we need more sacks to get better coverage..lol

tonyt830
09-18-2012, 07:03 AM
Given our schedule, every game is going to be tough.and yes folks, that would include the Cleveland Browns! The Giants will get everybodys best shot, their "A" Game.