Written by: Glenn Warciski
Giants Win! Giants Win! Down 20-10 in the second half, the Giants found a way to score 17 unanswered points. The come from behind victory improves the Giants record 2-7.
The reason why the Giants won: 1. they won the turnover battle. Two BJ Goodson interceptions pushed the Giants overall turnover differential to a NEGATIVE 3 on the season. 2. The much maligned Giants offensive line played their best game of the season. Giants quarterback Eli Manning was sacked only ONCE. They were able to get some semblance of a running game. Overall on the evening, the Giants gained 97 yards on the ground, 3. The Giants defense did not give huge plays. The 49ers longest play from scrimmage was 26 yards.
To put the game in context, this was a match up of two poor teams devoid of talent. The 49ers playing with their THIRD string quarterback Nick Mullens almost defeated an equally pathetic Giants team. 49ers outgained the Giants on offense 374 yards to 277. With this loss, the 49ers fall to 2-9 on the season.
Eli Manning: Or shall I say Inconsistent Eli Manning. Yes, with the aid of penalties, Manning lead his team on a 2 minute drive to get the go ahead touchdown. His numbers on the night were pedestrian 19-31 for 188 yards 3TDS and Zero interceptions. He was a function of better line play. After 3 piss poor performances, Eli played good enough for the Giants to snap a FIVE game losing streak.
Giants are now 5-20 in their last 25 games. 2-17 versus NFC opponents.
More to come………