Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Nice Win

"It's the biggest play of my career," Jacobs said of taking a short pass from Eli Manning and going 74 yards for a touchdown that put the Giants in front to stay. "It's extra special against Dallas. That's absolutely a team I can't stand. I've been hating Dallas ever since I knew anything about football."

Criticize Brandon Jacobs all you want, but with his statement above, the man was born to wear a NY Giant uniform.

Giant fans hate the Cowboys more than any other team. No other team comes close. The root cause: Giant fans see so many Cowboy fans in the tri state area and see them as sports traitors. Its the whole "root for the home team" thing.

So to beat the Cowboys is always fun for Giant fans. (And it has happened twice this year.)

Did the Giants play great? Hardly.

They let Romo-Witten play catch far too much.

But the run defense was solid, turning Marion Barber into the Washington DC Mayor I always confuse him with, as well as manhandling Felix Jones.

Big plays by Kiwi, Osi, Smith, Jacobs & Hixon made the difference.

Survive and advance, Jim Valvano used to say.

Giants-Eagles next Sunday night.

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