As we usually do on Monday's, let's review last night's 16-3 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles 'Kudos & Wet Willies' style.
Kudos to ...
• Osi Umenyiora: He had an incredible six of the Giants record-tying 12 sacks of Donovan McNabb. Poor Winston Justice. What was Andy Reid thinking, not giving the overmatched Eagles offensive tackle any help against Osi? Thank you, Andy!
• Michael Strahan: Had only one of the Giants' dozen sacks, but it pushed him past Lawrence Taylor as the team's all-time sack leader.
• Mathias Kiwanuka: He's a linebacker! He's a defensive end! He's a defensive tackle! It doesn't matter where he plays, what Kiwanuka really is is a defensive force. Last night, spending huge chunks of time rushing McNabb from tackle, he record three sacks.
• Justin Tuck: Can't leave out the other member of the Giants sack brigade. Tuck had six tackles and two sacks. By now, it's obvious this guy is a lot more than a backup defensive end.
• Plaxico Burress: Playing on a gimpy ankle, Burress made a tremendous leaping catch for the Giants first touchdown. Say what you want about Burress, but the guy is having a terrific season so far.
• Aaron Ross: Very impressive in his first career start at cornerback. He can cover and he can tackle, making him a huge upgrade over Corey Webster and R.W. McQuarters.
• David Diehl: Yes, Diehl can play left tackle. He completely dominated the Eagles Trent Cole, who entered the game with five sacks. Cole had one measly tackle.
Wet Willies to ...
• Lawrence Tynes: The Giants placekicker missed a 34-yard field goal and an extra point. The snap wasn't perfect on the extra point, but it was good enough. At some point this season the Giants' placekicking struggles are going to cost them a game.
• James Butler: No tackles? How can you be a starting safety in the NFL and make no tackles in a game? Rookie Michael Johnson saw some time in Butler's place last night, and my guess is he will see even more as the season progresses.