The key offensive players for the New York Giants finally showed up, and the G-men rode the stellar efforts of Rashad Jennings, Victor Cruz and Eli Manning in their 30-17 triumph over the Houston Texans. The Giants moved to 1-2 on the season, while the Texans dropped to 2-1.
Rashad Jennings ran for a career-high 176 yards and a touchdown and Eli Manning threw two TD passes as the Giants overcame some early mistakes and beat the suddenly error-prone Texans 30-17.
The New York Football Giants are looking for their first September win in over two years, as Big Blue hosts the Houston Texans on Sunday. New York lost two key contributors, cornerback Walter Thurmond and wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, for the season in the loss to the Arizona Cardinals last weekend.
The New York Football Giants are stumbling through the early season again in 2014. Their inferior play thus far has become a reminder of the shortcomings that plagued the team last season. As if righting a sinking ship was not enough for Big Blue to handle, in come the undefeated Houston Texans and their $100 million man, J.J. Watt.
The Texans are on a roll after winning their first two games of the season, but one note of caution. They also won their first two games last year before finishing the season with a 2-14 record.
The Houston Texans are a surprising 2-0 under new head coach Bill O’Brien. Meanwhile, the New York Football Giants are still winless after losing their home opener to the Arizona Cardinals 25-14 on Sunday. This week, $100 million man J.J. Watt comes into the Big Apple looking to extend the Giants’ misery.
The 2014 season is beginning like a repeat of the 2013 campaign for the New York Football Giants. Even with Arizona starting quarterback Carson Palmer sidelined with a bad shoulder, the G-men could not take advantage of backup Drew Stanton seeing his first action since 2010 and handed the Cardinals a 25-14 victory at the Meadowlands.
Turnovers. Penalties. Missed tackles. Little offense. The New York Giants are looking at another long season after only two games.
The New York Giants head into their home opener relatively healthy, with the exception of punter Steve Weatherford, who suffered torn ligaments in his ankle against Detroit on Monday. For the Arizona Cardinals, starting running back Andre Ellington has not practiced much this week, and quarterback Carson Palmer is questionable with a sore right shoulder.
Victor Cruz has been a productive member of the New York Giants’ offense for four years now. In his first three seasons in the league, he averaged over 1,000 yards receiving each year. But as his statistics have declined, so has his patience. Cruz thinks that more targets by Eli Manning will turn into more production for him.
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