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Big Blue Returns

My beloved New York Giants cut their annual November swoon a bit short this year, aided and abetted by their bye. After [only] a two-game losing street, Eli and Big Blue emerged from the doldrums last night in the Meadowlands, thoroughly dominating the formidable Green Bay Packers and sacking Aaron Rodgers five times on the way to a convincing 38-10 win.

The most reassuring sight for Giants fans was Eli Manning, playing once again as he did at the start of the season. Eli had been badly off for at last three games, maybe four. It was great to see him looking sharp again. Hakeem Nicks also played very well, though he's still a long way from one hundred per cent. Victor Cruz had his moments too, though he also had a couple of bad drops, which does concern me. Cruz is capable of making huge plays after the catch, but he seems to have developed an unfortunate tendency to look downfield before he actually secures the ball, which results in these drops.

The Giants defense also looked great. Five sacks, and they created plenty of havoc, with a couple of INTs and a fumble. Early in the game, coverage broke down on one play, resulting in the only Packer TD of the night, but after that Big Blue shut down the Green Bay passing game completely.

It was sad to see Kenny Phillips go down again. Last night was his first game back after injury, you don't like to see the guy get hurt again.

Aside from that, however, a strong performance, a good night.

Life is magical and filled with joy.

(Kickass episode of BOARDWALK EMPIRE last night as well. Next week's finale should be something).



Nov. 26th, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
Determined to try and find out more about the NFL, so that your football posts make more sense than metaphysical poetry - altho' I love the delightfully unexpected 'stabbed in the eye' metaphors etc - I watched this match, Giants v Packers (what quaint colonial names - is that short for fur-packers? - no seriously) live last night on Channel 4 (UK). No small feat as it started at 1 am and finished 4.30 am. I woke up at 4 a.m. to see the 38 - 10 score & thought I still know nothing but at least I knew Ser Martin, in a land far, far away will be happy & Lady Martin can relax.. at least 'til the next melee..

Edited at 2012-11-26 06:54 pm (UTC)
Nov. 26th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
Actually it is short for meat-packers- yes, seriously
Nov. 27th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
How prosaic...
really, MEATpackers... as in 'chumps'?....
Nov. 28th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
Re: How prosaic...
It was named for the workers in the meat packing industry that which made up the majority of Wisconsin's economy in the early twentieth century when the team was formed. Other similar example would be the Pittsburgh Steelers(Steel Workers) and the former Houston Oilers(for men who manned the oil wells of Texas) though the Oilers have since moved to Tennessee and been renamed the Titans.


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