Archive for September 14th, 2008

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
Giants Rumors & News

The Good

Just about everything was good for the Giants in this game. It started to look like a replay of week one, with the Giants completely dominating the game but not racking up the points. But four second-half touchdowns took care of that, as the contest turned into a romp, with the final score ending up 41-13. The domination was spread across the stat sheet: 441 total yards for New York to only 201 for St. Louis, 241 passing yards to 133 and 200 rushing yards to a measly 68.

Eli Manning was much better in this game than the opener. He was 20 for 29, throwing for 260 yards and three touchdowns. Sure, it was against the hapless Rams, but they’re still in the NFL (arent’t they?). During a two-minute-offense drive right before halftime, he even completed a pass lefthanded to Brandon Jacobs, instead of taking a sack. He led touchdown drives of 97, 82, 72 and 64 yards.

The three-headed rushing monster accounted for 200 yards (Jacobs ran …

Mets Blow Series Against Braves

Mets Rumors & News

The Mets hosted the Braves for the last time ever at Shea. And they turned what should have been a sweep into a series loss. Friday’s rainout wreaked havoc with the team’s starting rotation, forcing Jon Niese into making a start (which was about the only bright spot of the weekend) and now needing a sixth starter for later this week. Here’s how it went down.

Saturday (Game One), Braves 3-2: What Happened?

The Mets had everything in their favor for this game: Johan Santana on the mound, the lowly fourth-place Braves as an opponent and Howie Rose filling in for Joe Buck on FOX. They were cruising along with a 2-0 lead in the eighth, but as fast as you can say, “The Braves haven’t won a one-run game on the road all season long,” Atlanta was leaving the field with a 3-2 victory. It never even crossed my mind that the Mets would lose this game. Santana went seven innings (two runs, nine hits, four K’s, two walks), but let the first two batters of the …

Giants Rumors & News

When the NFL season schedule is released, any fan worth his authentic team jersey goes through each week and gives their team “wins”.  We’ve all done it: “they should definitely win that one, I can see them losing this one, that game could decide the season”.  When the New York Giants’ schedule was released, you can bet that every fan circled “Week 2 @ Rams” as a win.    If there were any fans on the fence before the season began, the Eagles removed all doubt with a 38-3 beatdown of the Rams in week 1. Throw in the Giants road winning streak and all things point to an easy Giant victory.

Smells like a trap to me.

This has all the makings of a game where the Giants sleepwalk through for the first half.  I can see it now; the Rams home crowd comes out fired up, there is blown coverage in the Giants secondary, maybe there are a few penalties, and then things get dicey….     On …

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