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Giants 34, Texans 10: Dominant Performance On Both Sides Of The Ball

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After throwing some ice on Tom Coughlin's hot seat with last week's victory over the Bears, the Giants went and buried the seat in Siberia today with a dominant performance on both sides of the ball in a 34-10 victory over the Texans.

The Giants defense held the NFL's leading rusher, Arian Foster, to 25 yards on 11 carries. Overall, the Giants outgained the Texans 414 yards to 195 and dominated the time of possession, 31:29 to 19:46.

Hakeem Nicks was the star of the game, with 130 yards receiving on 12 catches, plus 2 TD's. Anyone still doubting that this guy is on his way to becoming an elite NFL receiver? Eli Manning threw 2 more picks today (one of which led to a Texans TD by our old friend, Derrick Ward), but compensated by completing 27 passes for 297 yards and 3 scores.

Overall, it's hard to find much to complain about with this game. This is two weeks in a row that the Giants have looked dominant (three if you take away all the dumb penalties and turnovers in the Titans game). Hopefully the Giants don't suffer a letdown during a potential trap game next weekend against the Lions, with the Cowboys coming up the week after.

Ed will post a full "Kudos and Wet Willies" recap tomorrow morning. Until then, go Reds and Niners (make it a bad night for Philly!).