The Giants played much like they did for most of the first half of the season: turning the ball over and hurting themselves with mistakes. Except this time, RB Andre Brown and the rejuvenated defense provided enough good to finally outweigh the bad.
In the end, the Giants took a 24-20 victory into the tunnel. Not the most aesthetic effort, but good enough to win their third consecutive game after a starting the season with six straight defeats.
The Giants downed a very beatable Raider squad today by running the football and dousing all but one Raider-centric drive. Brown, in first action of the season, carried the ball 30 times for 115 yards and a TD. The defense held the mutli-purpose Oakland QB Terrelle Pryor to 11 of 26 passing and only 19 yards on the ground.
QB Eli Manning is still showing some tarnish on his game. At times he still looked out of synch and again threw an INT that was returned for a TD. Instead, the headlines will be about how well the rest of team played.
The defense played stout once more, keeping the Raiders from what they do best - run the football. RB Rashad Jennings had 88 yards on 20 carries, but it was the throttling of Pryor that they should be commended for.
With their third win in a row, the Giants are beginning to get themselves back into some of the positive conversations in the NFL now.