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NY Giants Rush: Monday Morning Manning – Week 7

By: Marco Imperati

A game that probably most expected, with an outcome that Giants fans all hoped for. It wasn’t pretty, and by the look of the turnover margin, this game should not have been close. Eli Manning finished with a stat line of 13/24, 170 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions.

This offense continues to struggle to find a rhythm. In the 1st half, it was Orleans Darkwa who was the surprise contributor. Fresh legs and an understanding of the offense was the kickstart the team needed. The running back situation is hard to grasp. No one ever seems to be getting into a flow.

Shane Vereen, who the team spent a lot of money to be brought in, seems like he’s been relegated to a two-minute offense running back. Until William Beatty returns, it may be who could keep Manning upright when pressure comes through.
Eli didn’t do too much in this game, but it seemed by design. Both teams were trying to establish the run and Dallas was obviously better suited and more effective.
Nice to see Reuben Randle bail the team out of a few bad offensive series with some important catches, including a sweet, one-handed catch down the Dallas sideline.

A great game for Dwayne Harris, fittingly, vs his former team. Harris lined up everywhere on offense and had a huge slant, catch, and run. His night was capped off with a 100-yard touchdown return.

Up next: The Giants will travel to New Orleans to play the Saints. If you think the Giants are hard to figure out, talk to Saints fans about their beloved team. This is not the same juggernaut offense that the league has seen from the Saints.

They have an aggressive run game lead by Mark Ingram and find spots to get some possession receivers involved. The Giants have struggled when traveling to play the Saints. Their loud home field advantage is always a challenge for opposing teams.