New York Giants 27 - Dallas Cowboys 20
The New York Giants were able to score in all three aspects of the game on Sunday to beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-20, and now remain in sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
Unknown running back Orleans Darkwa apparently plays for the Giants and was able to punch in their lone offensive touchdown of the day early in the 2nd quarter.
At the start of the 3rd quarter, the defense put in their two cents when Run-DRC was able to pick off a pass from the walking corpse that is Matt Cassel and return it 58-yards for a score after narrowly doing the same thing earlier in the game.
To cap things off, former Dallas Cowboy and supposed special teams superstar (at least so says the guaranteed money and contract) Dwayne Harris, brought one back 100 yards on a kickoff, immediately after Dallas had scored to tie things up at 20 with just over 7 minutes to go in the game.
The G-Men were able to hold on to their 7 point lead and seal things up to remain in first place in the division and bring their divisional record even to 2-2.
Quick Notes on the Game:
- Dwayne Harris is going to be able to ride this game-winning return touchdown for the rest of the season, and I can't blame him. I don't even remember the last time the Giants had a consistent special teams threat. David Wilson was good for a very short period and Domenik Hixon returned one when the Giants really needed it but Dave Meggett.
- Orleans Darkwa, with maybe the coolest name I've ever heard of, came out of nowhere to get some touches in the 2nd quarter. He rushed 4 times for 41 yards on the drive, ending in the first Giants rushing touchdown of the entire season. I thought it was a little odd that he only got 4 more rushes in the games after he looked so solid in the first half, but what do I know?
- I'm trying to figure out if I can make Darkwa Duck a thing or not. We're sure as hell going to find out.
- Orleans Darkwa is basically a good version of what Andre Williams should be.
- Eli was under pressure most of the night but in the end, he was going against Matt Cassel, so it didn't really matter.
- Rodgers-Cromartie's pick-6 was his 23rd career interception (he added another one during the game) and 6th time he's taken one back to the house.
- It's even better that he showed some shades of Prime Time and started high-stepping from about the 44 yard line.
- Have to keep your head on a swivel there ref...
- LOVE taking a shot at McFadden there too. Thatta boy Jenkins.
- I've never seen anyone get as many easy picks as Brandon Merriweather. Quarterbacks only throw it to him when there's no receiver in sight.
- That catch by Rueben Randle was everything that Randle is capable of in one single play.
- This was the first time that the Giants defense was carved up in the run game this year. They've been really solid all year but McFadden ran all over them to the tune of 152 yards on 29 carries and a touchdown.
- DeMontre Moore received the Coughlin punishment of an active for the game after his boneheaded late hit on Bradford last week.
- I'm sorry but Markus Kuhn was horrendous against the run all day. He was the obvious main culprit for the gaping holes that McFadden was seeing.
- Hey Cole Beasley, nice catch numb nuts.
- Literally, numb nuts.
- If Dez Bryant is the voice of reason, you know something's not right.
- I don't even want to post the post-game stuff with the media in the locker room 'cause I'm sick of this prick. This is what was expected from Hardy, so it's really not news from this piece of garbage.
On the brighter side of things, this looks nice, don'tcha think?
Now it's time to get pumped up to extend our first place lead against the Saints.