|Justin Tuck and Michael Strahan combine for one of the Giants six saicks of Trent Dilfer Sunday. (AP Photo)|
The San Francisco 49ers were no match for the New York Giants Sunday. The Giants' 33-15 victory was even more lopsided than the score indicated.
With that in mind, let's review the proceedings in our usual 'Kudos & Wet Willies' style.
Kudos to ...
• The Defensive Line: San Francisco quarterback Trent Dilfer was the latest victim of the Giants sack attack. Dilfer went down six times, including 2.5 for Michael Strahan, who played his best game of the season, and 1.5 for Justin Tuck. Osi Umenyiora had a sack and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.
• Sam Madison: The 11-year veteran cornerback continues to turn back the clock. He had a nifty interception Sunday.
• The Offensive Line: No superstars in this group, but I don't think you can find a unit anywhere in the league that is playing any better. Eli Manning is rarely hit, and there are regularly holes to run through.
• Brandon Jacobs: A career-high 107 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries for the big fella. Jacobs was pretty much unstoppable in the first half.
• Amani Toomer: Scored the Giants first touchdown to become the team's all-time leader in career touchdown receptions with 49.
• Jeremy Shockey: Five catches for only 39 yards, but that doesn't tell the story. Shockey caught a touchdown pass, and played with abandon, running through and leaping over would-be tacklers.
Wet Willies to ...
• Antonio Pierce: Had an interception, but two stupid roughing the passer penalties by Pierce could have been costly against a better opponent. As the leader of the Giants defense, Pierce has to be better than that.
• The Kicking Teams: Lawrence Tynes missed his second extra point of the season Sunday and regardless of whether the snap was perfect or not, he got screamed at by Coach Tom Coughlin after the miss. I suspect that you'll be hearing whispers about Josh Huston or other available kickers again this week. Jeff Feagles also had a punt blocked for a safety.
• Derrick Ward: Two dropped passes in one drive, including one that would have been an easy touchdown. Again, these didn't hurt the Giants in the long run but that doesn't excuse them.