- I was trying to type something about how the offense really needed to keep that momentum from the end of the first half going, but by the time I had anything written they had already gone three and out. Oh well.
- Great effort by Santana Moss on the third down play, though, to catch a ball between his legs while lying on the ground after having his helmet forcibly removed. If they gave additional yardage for style, that would absolutely have moved the chains.
- Hey, the Giants stalled and had to punt. All that accuracy that Eli Manning impressed me with suddenly abandoned him, at least for that series. My world spins normally once again.
- The first Devin Thomas sighting of the season! Nothing too special — a play where it would’ve been impressive if he had managed to keep his feet and get the first down — but he caught the ball and took his hit. It’s a start, at least….
- Andre Carter puts some pressure on Manning — by which I mean, “launches at him before he releases the ball and tackles him just as he throws” — which leads directly to a Fred Smoot interception. Obviously, I couldn’t hear anything, but I’m sure that led to much shouting and yapping that probably involved the word “lumber” at least once.
- Another three and out, which is enormously frustrating. Clinton Portis, however, has found a way to work out his frustration: by leveling Mathias Kiwanuka with a block. It still would’ve been nice if the ball had been thrown to a guy who was past the first down stripe, but at least something good came out of the play.
- Fred Smoot was injured on that play. Shawn Springs is inactive. This means, I suppose, that it is Leigh Torrence time! And, for whatever reason, they don’t pick on him on either of the next two plays. Go figure.