Archive for October 5th, 2008


Sunday, October 5th, 2008

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Giants vs. Seahawks

Giants Rumors & News

When David Carr’s playing in the fourth quarter, it means something’s really, really wrong or something’s really, really right. For the Giants today, things went really, really right. They blew Seattle off the field, by a score of 44-6. Big Blue totally dominated the Seahawks on both sides of the ball.

The Good

The Giants rolled up 523 total yards (342 in the first half; the most in the NFL this year, and the most for the G-men in 17 years), to Seattle’s 187. They rushed for 254 yards (Seattle had 74), and passed for 272 (to Seattle’s 113). The Giants also had the edge in first downs (27 to 13) and time of possession (36:28 to 23:32). In the past, the Giants couldn’t buy a win after the bye week. This time it was no problem. And no Plaxico Burress on the field? No one even noticed.

Eli Manning led an offense that was a relentless machine. Their first drive of the game was all of four plays, but …

Rangers Rumors & News

The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning finished off their two-game series in Prague today. Le Grand Orange frightened us once again with the Anthem. She would be good at interrogating criminals. After she finished singing, I was ready to confess to anything. The second game was much like the first. The Rangers dominated the puck (at least in the first two periods) and out-shot the Lightning, 39 to 19 (and 80 to 40 for the two games). And the score was the same also, with the Blueshirts once again winning 2-1.

The Rangers controlled the play in the first period but couldn’t get on the board. Tampa Bay had a measly three shots on goal, but Adam Hall managed to slip one by Henrik Lundqvist to take a 1-0 lead. The King thought he stopped the puck, but it trickled past him into the net. The period also saw the first fight of the year with Aaron Voros taking on Ryan Malone. It was short but sweet. …

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