Andre Brown carried the ball 30 times for 115 yards, both career highs, Sunday in the New York Giants' 24-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders. So, Andre, how did that feel?
"I carried it 30 times? It felt like 50," Brown said. "I didn’t expect that many carries but when we’re down there running the ball like we did, I guess you stay on pace and you stay on track. I guess we just keep it rolling."
Brown was playing for the first time since the final preseason game, when he broke his left leg for the second time in less than a year. He knows he will be sore on Monday, but isn't worrying bouncing back from such a heavy workload.
"No. Football, let’s go. Cold tub it up, little salt and let’s ride," Brown said.
After what he showed them Sunday the Giants will happily ride Brown as long as they can.
Damontre Moore left 'speechless'
Damontre Moore's first-quarter punt block, which led to a Cooper Taylor scoop and score for a touchdown, was a game-changing play for the Giants. As much as you love the play, you also have to love the rookie's excited reaction.
"It leaves you speechless," Moore said after the game. "It’s a really a breath-taking experience."
By The Numbers
The 133 yards rushing by the Giants was their seaso-high. ... The Raiders' 12 first downs were the fewest by a Giants opponent since Minnesota had 10 on Dec. 13, 2010. ... Terrelle Pryors first-quarter touchdown was the first allowed by the Giants' defense in 11 quarters. ... Cooper Taylor's 21-yard scoop and score on Moore's blocked punt was the Giants' first touchdown on a blocked punt since Sept. 5, 1988, when Tom Flynn brought one back 27 yards vs. Washington. Gary Reasons blocked the punt. ... Tom Coughlin now has 154 career regular-season victories, tied for 15th all-time with Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs. ... The Giants sacked Pryor four times, the second straight game in which they have accumulated four sacks.
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Jason Pierre-Paul left Sunday's game briefly with a shoulder stinger. He returned and said afterwards that he is fine.
Ugly victory was a beautiful thing for the Giants.