Giants 41, Cowboys 35

I’m starting to think we might have something going on here.  I did not like the Giants’ chances last night and they wound up getting that most valuable of NFL victories — a division road win.  Fourth straight win for Big Blue as they head into their bye week with a 5-2 record (1-0 in division, 4-0 in conference).

After a very shaky start (two INTs in first two possessions), they dominated the under-achieving Cowboys and may have ended their season.   In a little less than 14 minutes bridging the second and third quarters, the Giants outscored the Cowboys 31-0 and knocked Romo out of the game.

It’s still early, but what they’ve proven so far is , at their best, they can beat any team in the league and sometimes in dominating fashion.   Think about it:  they had five turnovers and allowed a 93-yard punt return TD and still won the game handily…on the road.  Here’s why: veteran offensive line, two good backs, championship QB, outstanding young receivers, great pass rush, improving linebacker group, good cover corners and three good safeties.  A lot of really good signs.

Although they appear to have cleaned up the undisciplined penalty issues from earlier this year, there is still a singular, and potentially devastating, problem:  at times, they are very sloppy and careless with the football.  The backs fumble, the QB forces some bad throws, the receivers let too many balls tip off their hands.  Believe me, careless turnovers will break your team eventually; clean that up and we will have something going on.

Post-bye, we travel to Seattle against an improved team in very tough place to win.


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