- Gamegirl Reviews
- How did we lose this one?
"You got me
with that question. Everyone was back playing like a team,
and the Giants looked much better against New England than
they did against the Redskins the week before.
If you look at the score, the Giants had 2 TDs, and New England
only 1, so some things were working right. I guess that missed
field goal really hurt us. The defense certainly played well
enough to win, and It was exciting to see Jason Sehorn back
in there with them."
Sehorn - How do you think he did?
"OK, Jason looked
real good out there. They seemed afraid to really test him
too much. Some stuff went Jason's way, and he couldn't stop
everything, but he reacted well enough for them to see he
could be trying to sucker them in. They seemed to give Sehorn
the proper respect for his underlying talents if you know
what I mean.
I just love to see him play, and I think it was a good lift
for the defense knowing he was there. In fact they did very
well tonight holding Bledsoe and his team to just 16 points.
I think New England scored 30 or more the last two games.
16 should have been low enough for our offense to overcome."
it was 30 and 31 against the Jets and Colts who both scored
"The whole offense
thing is really a mystery to me, why the Giants can't get
it together. Coach Fassel was supposed to be an offensive
genius and somehow it doesn't work on this team. He does seem
to hang with certain things a bit too long. He stayed with
Kenell too long last year. I'm wondering if the pressure will
be on to replace Kent Graham even though he doesn't seem to
be the real problem. We'll just have to see."
was happy to see Sehorn back.
"Sure, and I
don't blame her. He played kind of a tentative game, but that's
perfectly fine. You wouldn't want him out there trying to
'make things happen' after that long layoff he had. Jason
got his feet wet last night, and I think we can expect to
see the game dominating Sehorn of old appear somewhere over
the next few weeks.
Gamegirl was right about
New England being cautious about testing Sehorn. He already
has a knack of drawing attention, and ESPN did a whole tribute
to Sehorn thing on national TV. Who wants to be the first
team to feed him a nice fat INT and be part of the memorable
NFL clip of the year?"
the Giants lose this one Mikefan?
The running game,
and that was it. Losing Sean Bennet to a knee injury after
one carry obviously put a serious dent in the gameplan. He
could be out for four weeks.
Thankfully, Kent Graham was able to make numerous passing
plays work even with the Patriots clogging the passing lanes,
knowing that there was no running game to be had.
It was a bit deceiving. If you think back, you saw a lot of
good things happening on the ground when the running backs
had the ball, but some of it came about from them being receivers.
Tiki Barber caught 5 for 46 yards, Leshon Johnson had 2 for
7 yards, and Charles Way had 1 for 11 yards.
In fact, passing was the name of the game for the Giants as
Kent Graham was 23 of 36 for 216 yards and 2 TDs.
In that scoring drive in the first quarter, Kent Graham was
5 of 5 for 49 yards including a 6 yard TD pass to running
back LeShon Johnson.
So back to your question,
how did the Giants lose this game?
It was a real battle on both sides, in fact a really good
game with few penalties and no turnovers. I think ESPN mentioned
that this was the only game this year without one.
Graham passed alot and would have had even more completions
except that they were swatted away by some Patriot players
who were really hustling. Bledsoe passed a lot also, completing
20 of 28 passes for 233 yards, but even with that, the Patriots
had only one TD.
Nothing was easy for
either team. New England knows they were lucky to win it,
not because they didn't deserve it, but just because the teams
were pretty evenly matched and it could have gone either way.
It was 7-7 at halftime. Both teams made first downs and chewed
up clock as they fought for everything, and that's why it
was a low scoring game.
It could have been a very different outcome if Sean Bennett
didn't get injured right away or if Gary Brown was playing.
There were a few nice running bursts from time to time, but
as usual nothing consistent on the ground and that's what
really really hurts.
They were great. Center
Brian Williams bruised his right shoulder in the first quarter,
but he played the rest of the game. DE Michael Strahan had
a sore right elbow but played hard, Everybody was pitching
in, Sam Garnes was all over the place. He had 7 tackles and
3 assists. Jessie Armstead had 9 tackles and 2 assists. Cedric
Jones had 7 tackles and 1 assist, Ryan Phillips had 5 and
Keith Hamilton had 2 tackles and recorded the first sack by
a Giants defensive lineman this season.
The defense tackled clean, and shut down drives, and they
made the Patriots work their tales off in order to come away
with just that one TD and 3 field goals.
next week look?
No offense to any
Eagle fans, but their team is certainly struggling right now,
and they could be just what the Giants need in breaking in
Gary Brown and letting Jason Sehorn take it up a notch.
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