Wow!! Admit it, New York Giants' fans, you have been waiting for an offensive performance like this for a long, long time.
- 523 yards of total offense, the team's most since getting 524 against Green Bay in 2002.
- Eli Manning (19-25, 267, 2 TDs) was flawless. He had 224 yards passing in the first half, a career high.
- Brandon Jacobs ran wild, with 136 yards on 15 carries. There was no one to 'LaRon' all day.
- In the first half alone, the Giants had nine plays of 15 yards or more.
How do I do 'Kudos & Wet Willies' today? Pretty much everyone connected with the Giants, especially the offense deserves 'Kudos.'
Let's do this. No one connected with the Giants deserves a 'Wet Willie.' The Seahawks, though, are another matter.
The entire Seattle team deserves a 'Wet Willie' for pretty much failing to show up. The exception would be quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who played bravely despite injuring a knee on his first throw.
The biggest 'Wet Willie' goes to Seattle's wide receivers. A big deal was made about Seattle's receivers finally being healthy. Unfortunately, nobody bothered to think about the fact that they can't run routes, can't get open and can't catch the ball.
Oh, before I get to the 'Kudos' did anyone catch the Buffalo game. What is up with ex-Giant Kawika Mitchell and the Troy Palamolu hair? That gets a 'Wet Willie.'
Let's get on with wat will be an All-Kudos edition for the Giants.
Kudos to ...
- Eli Manning: Sunday's performance is as well as I have ever seen him play. I can't think of one badly thrown ball. No worries about missing his favorite target, Plaxico Burress. He just spread the ball to everyone,and gashed Seattle's defense for big gain after big gain. If anyone is still wondering if Eli is a star, I have no idea what they are looking at.
- The offensive line: In particular David Diehl and Rich Seubert. Manning was virtually untouched all day. In the running game, the Giants consistently went left when running the ball, and Jacobs, Derrick Ward and Ahmad Bradshaw had huge holes all day.
- Domenik Hixon: Plaxico who? Four catches for 102 yards and one touchdown, and a 15-yard run on a reverse before being injured. Thank you, Denver Broncos for letting this guy go.
- Brandon Jacobs: A 44-yard run, an average of 9 yards per carry, two touchdowns and 136 yards running.
- Sinorice Moss: Plax suspended? Hixon hurt? Ole' forgotten Sinorice shows up with four catches for 45 yards and two touchdows. Good for him. Moss' performance showcased just how deep and talented the Giants are offensively.
Kevin Gilbride: Pretty much everything the Giants' offensive coordinator dialed up worked. Deep balls, short balls, power runs, reverses. Some thought the Seahawks could stuff Jacobs. No way. Marcus Trufant is a big-time corner, but even without Burress the Giants abused him all day. The way the Giants spread the ball around is a credit to Manning, but the way they absolutely gashed Seattle's helpless defense is a credit to Gilbride. In the first half, they rarely ever faced a third down en route a a 27-6 lead.
- John Carney: Three-for-three Sunday, and the 44-yar-old kicking machine is still perfect on the season. He is 12-for-12. How is Tom Coughlin ever going to justify cutting this guy? He simply does not miss.
- The defense: The Giants held Seattle to two measly field goals, and just 187 yards of offense. There are probably a few guys who could or should get singled out, but what's the point? I'm not sure if the Giants defense was that good, or Seattle's offense was just incapable of getting out of its own way.
I could probably go on and on. If anyone still doubts how good the Giants are they simply aren't paying attention. Right now, this is a better Giants' team than the one that won the Super Bowl.