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Giants 30, Texans 17: Giants Collect Their First Win

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The Giants notch their first win and avoid a second consecutive winless September

Eli Manning: Locked in and efficient
Eli Manning: Locked in and efficient
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After a rough first quarter, the Giants put together three strong quarters of football to come away with their first win of the season.

The Giants' win is highlighted by a  an offensive line performance that was nothing short of dominating. The much maligned offensive line lead the way for a massive 176, 34 carry, 1TD day by Rashad Jennings. They also kept the fearsome JJ Watt largely contained as Eli Manning completed 21 of 28 passes for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns (and no interceptions.

Victor Cruz also had a big day recording 5 catches for 107 yards and his first touchdown at home since 2012.

The Defense was stout all day long, with the pass rush notching two sacks and three interceptions. That performance could have been even better, with the defense leaving 4-5 sacks on the field and two dropped interceptions -- one each by Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Special teams continue to be an adventure, with miscues early, but a blocked punt by DaMontre Moore helping to seal the victory.

From here the Giants do a quick turnaround as they get ready to face the Washington Redskins on Thursday Night Football.

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