|Amani Toomer became the leading receiver in Giants history Monday night. (AP photo)|
That's four straight wins for the New York Giants after last night's 31-10 dissection of the Atlanta Falcons. Things are definitely looking up for Big Blue.
Let's review, 'Kudos & Wet Willies' style.
Kudos to ...
• Amani Toomer: Seven catches for 89 yards and one touchdown. More importantly, became the leading receiver in Giants history. Whose mark did he surpass? Tiki Blabber's.
• Plaxico Burress: 'Game Day' continues to amaze. Six catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. Burress may never practice again.
• Reuben Droughns: Droughns has been a solid citizen for the Giants, never complaining about his limited role. With Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward both nicked up in the second half last night Droughns finally got a real opportunity. He responded with 14 carries for a team-high 90 yards, including a 45-yard burst. Good for him!
• The Offensive Line: Pretty much pushed the Falcons around all night while the Giants compiled 491 yards in total offense. Eli Manning was hardly pressured at all.
• Kick Coverage Teams: The much-maligned unit held the Falcons to less than 20 yards per return on six kickoffs. That's a huge improvement for this group.
Wet Willies to ...
• Eli Manning: It's really tough to give a guy who went a 27-for-39 for 303 yards and two touchdowns a 'Wet Willie.' The two bad interceptions Manning threw, however, were the only reasons Atlanta still had any hope midway through the fourth quarter. Thankfully, the Falcons awful offense couldn't take advantage.
• Jimmy Kimmel: Kimmel's appearance in the broadcast booth was awful. He wasn't funny and his jokes about ex-MNF analyst Joe Theismann were ill-advised. When will ESPN realize these guest appearances in the booth are a disaster? Fact is, the Tirico-Jaworski-Kornheiser team is pretty good on its own.