Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

New York Giants Destroy Houston Texans on the Road

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Going on the road in the NFL isn’t easy for any team, especially when you’re going up against an opponent with the talent that the Houston Texans have. Coming into the game last week the Texans were 3-1 and the Giants were 2-2, but it was the Giants that dominated the entire game. Houston were small favourites coming into the game mainly because they were the home team, but it was evident that the Texans still aren’t where they need to be if they expect to be Superbowl contenders.

The Giants jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead in the 1st quarter and didn’t look back. By halftime the score was 24-3 and the game was basically over as far as I’m concerned.

Schaub lost a fumble in the 2nd quarter of the game when the Texans were pushing. They had just made a great play and completed a long pass to Andre Johnson before the fumble and it may have changed the pace of the game.

When Houston can’t rush the ball they can’t throw the ball that effectively either. NYG held the Texans to only 24 rushing yards the entire game and it definitely helped keep the Giants offence on the field.

Eli Manning just isn’t that great and needs to stop throwing INT’s. He threw another 2 INT’s in this game, but thankfully they didn’t cost his team this week.

The New York Giants are definitely for real this season, which surprises me, as I figured they’d be fairly bad. They have a young group of receivers led by Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith who are both playing great. Bradshaw and Jacobs help control the clock and although neither of them has broken out, they both have been productive enough to command the ball.

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