Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The New York Giants win a wild one over the Tampa Bay Bucaneers

The New York Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by the score of 41-34 on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The Giants did not get off to a good start and had to comeback to win the game. The Giants improved their record to 1-1 and will play next at the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. 
Eli Manning was sensational throwing for over 500 yards. He did have three interceptions but rebounded really nicely in the second half. He threw for 510 yards which is the second most in franchise history and he also threw for three touchdowns. Manning was 31-51 and said “It’s fun”. The Giants had 604 total yards which is also second in franchise history.

Victor Cruz caught 11 passes for 179 yards including catching an 80 yard touchdown. Hakeem Nicks caught ten passes for 199 yards and a touchdown. They are the first teammates in NFL history with at least 10 receptions and 175 yards in the same game. Ahmad Bradshaw went down with a neck injury and Andre Brown was asked to step in. Brown had a career rushing total of -1 yards. He had 71 yards on 13 carries. He had the game winning touchdown run with 31 seconds remaining. Lawrence Tynes had four field goals.

The defense didn’t look great but I can’t totally blame them. Manning had three picks which led to 17 points. The Giants were down 27-16 in the fourth quarter. The defense had to get some big stops for the offense to be able to come back and they did. The Giants will take their 1-1 record to Carolina to take on the Panthers on Thursday night Football.

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