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Giants 23, Redskins 17: A good way to start

A lot of positive signs in today's 23-17 victory by our New York Giants over the Washington Redskins. The game was much closer than it should have been, and I could have done without that. Right now, though, I am pretty happy with what I saw.

  • Tremendous work by the defensive unit, especially Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Corey Webster.
  • Plenty of big plays from the receivers, especially Mario Manningham and Steve Smith.
  • Good work from Eli Manning, with the exception of one ill-advised pass that was intercepted.

There are, of course, a couple of things I am really not happy about.

  • How do you give up a touchdown ON A FAKE FIELD RUN BY A PUNTER? That's ridiculous.
  • With Brandon Jacobs and a tremendous offensive line how do you not get two yards in two plays inside the 5? I don't want to hear complaints about Kevin Gilbride. With two tries and a 270-pound running back the Giants offense has got to be able to pick up two yards.

Anyway, off and running with a victory. Back in the morning with a full 'Kudos & Wet Willies.'

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