Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by uagrad90, Mar 11, 2013.
Good Luck to everyone this season.
24 - 20 The Giants traveled to Arizona to open the season versus the Cardinals in a game that could set the tone for the rest of the season for the Giants. After falling behind 7-0 the Giants responded when Eli connected with Adrien Robinson on a 67 yard TD pass to tie the game at 7-7. But the Giants offense went silent after that score and following a Manning interception the Cardinals increased their lead to 20-7 going into the half. In the 2nd half the the NY defense started getting the stops they needed while the Giants offense slowly began to grind away. A short TD run by Michael Smith, who was acquired n FA, pulled the Giants to within 6 at 20-14. Midway thru the 4th Qtr the Giants drove into Arizona territory only to stall out and face a 4th and 1. The Giants decided to forgo the 4th down attempt and took the 3 points in hopes their defense could continue playing at the same level they had in the 2nd half. The Giants defense once again rose to the occasion and got the needed stop and gave the ball back to Eli and the offense with just over 2 minutes remaining. Eli connected with Thomas Fletcher on a huge 29 yard reception and the Giants found themselves in solid FG range with enough time to take a couple shots at the win. Two plays later Eli found Chris Owusu open in the back of the end zone for a 18 yard TD pass and with 38 seconds remaining the Giants took their first lead at 24-20. The NY defense held up the final few plays as Vick tried to lead the Cardinals back down the field and the Giants escaped with the 24-20 win. Manning had a productive day going 15 for 25 for 239 yards with 2 Tds and 1 Int. FA signee Micheal Smith lead the Giants on the ground as he rushed for 85 yards on 16 carries. The key stat for the game was the Giants ability to convert on 3rd down as they did 40% of the time compared to 25% for the Cardinals. Great Game NeuroticTruth
GG man, Owusu had a monster game. The guy was practically uncoverable.
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