Sunday's 35-24 victory by the New York Giants over the New York Jets was a huge come-from-behind effort.
Let's review the proceedings, 'Kudos & Wet Willies' style.
Kudos to ...
• Plaxico Burress: Practice? Practice? Who needs practice? Apparently not Burress. He had five catches Sunday for 124 yards, including a 53-yard catch-and-run in the 4th quarter that featured an overpowering stiff arm of Andre Dyson. Burress, who never practices because of a gimpy ankle, has 24 receptions and 7 touchdowns so far.
• Aaron Ross: The rooke No. 1 pick sat the first half for a team rules violation, but made up for it in the second. Two interceptions, including a game-clincher he returned 43 yards for a touchdown, made sure of that. He might not be a shut down corner yet, but he is a playmaker. A Giants corner who can actually catch the ball. amazing!
• Brandon Jacobs: Returning from a knee injury, he cost the Giants a touchdown with an early fumble. He rebounded with a 20-carry, 100-yard effort that featured a 19-yard touchdown run. Along with Derrick Ward, Jacobs gives the Giants a punishing ground game. Tiki who?
• Eli Manning: Rebounded from a horrible first half to go 10-for-15 in the second with two touchdowns.
• Tom Coughlin: Dare I say it? The Giants have won three straight, and TC is doing a good job. Coughlin has been preaching 'win the fourth quarter,' and for the second straight week that is exactly what his team did. After an 0-2 start, Coughlin and the Giants appear headed in the right direction.
Wet Willies to ...
• The kickoff coverage team: Allowed one touchdown to Leon Washington, a middle return where only kicker Lawrence Tynes even got close. Washington nearly had a second touchdown return if not for a diving last-gasp tackle by David Tyree.
• The pass rush: From 12 sacks a week ago to just one against the Jets. It's a good thing the Giants secondary played well.