The Falcons scored one touchdown, on a 67 yard carry by Jerious Norwood. However, the Giants’ revamped, and revitalized, defense, allowed the G—men to control the game. The Falcons offense was only on the field for twenty minutes. The Falcons rushed for 103 yards – that is 36 yards besides Norwood’s run, which is some serious defense, against any NFL team.
Amani Toomer (pictured) tied Kyle Rote’s team record, with the 48th touchdown reception of his career. Toomer also broke Tiki Barber’s team record of 587 career receptions. Toomer, who missed the second half of the 2006 season with a torn ACL, led the team with seven receptions. Toomer said:
“It usually takes about a year to really get everything back. I think I am a couple of weeks away. I hope. I think I am getting better and progressing really well. I think training camp helped me by not practicing twice. I think I am well on my way.”
Way To Go Eli!
In my opinion, the highlight of the game, was when quarterback Eli Manning completed twelve passes in a row. Semi—predictably, the thirteenth pass was dropped. Eli finished the day with 27 completions, for 303 yards, to seven different receivers. Eli’s 27 completions, included five to always—underutilized Jeremy Shockey.
Thirteen To Go
The Giants next opponents are the anemic San Francisco 49ers, who have only managed to gain 200 yards in total offense, once this season.
The Giants should have no trouble beating the 49ers.