Greetings fellow Giants fans. You might think giving out the game ball after our stunning 37-34 win over Dallas Sunday night would be a no-brainer. Jason Pierre-Paul, right? Eli Manning, right? Yeah, that's the dilemma--that either guy could get the game ball. So I'm sort of copping out by letting you all vote, but at the end of the day it's too much fun not to do this.
The numbers? Manning threw for 400 yards, with two touchdowns and a pick, but more importantly, he led the Giants to two scoring drives (15 points) in the final 3:14 of the game. The dude has ice water in his veins, and makes us all believe we have a chance to win even if we're trailing late in a game by two scores. (By the way, Manning is not going to win the NFL MVP, but he deserves some votes).
JPP turned in one of the single best performances by a Giants' defender maybe ever. Ed chronicled some of his best plays earlier today and those plays don't even tell the full story. I don't think it's a stretch to say that some of the plays Pierre-Paul made Sunday night were reminiscent of #56. There, I said it. Anyway, JPP had six tackles, two assists, two sacks for 12 yards lost, a safety, and a forced fumble. And oh yeah, he blocked the potential game-tying field goal to secure the win.
Just to even things out I'm also going to include Brandon Jacobs (19 carries, 101 yards and 2 touchdowns) and Hakeem Nicks (8 catches, 163 yards).
There you have it.....have fun voting and I look forward to seeing how this turns out.