Giants keep their toe in NFC East race with third straight win

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The Giants haven’t fixed all their woes, not by a long shot, but they have found a way to a three-game winning streak that keeps hope alive that the Giants might still find their way to the playoffs this season.

Andre Brown scored from one yard out after Terrell Thomas intercepted Terrelle Pryor and returned the ball to the Raiders’ five-yard line in the third quarter. That made up the gap that the Raiders had built up on an interception return for a touchdown of their own in the first half. They had a chance to build on that lead early in the second half, but Antrel Rolle kept Rashad Jennings out of the end zone and the Raiders couldn’t punch it in on three plays from the one-yard line before settling for a field goal.

The Raiders didn’t have other chances to score points because their passing offense was mostly a myth. Pryor was pressured all day and wasn’t able to make any plays downfield to support a good effort from Jennings. Penalties also crushed the Raiders on Sunday as they were flagged eight times for 65 yards that they couldn’t afford to hand over to the Giants.

Brown ran for 115 yards in his return from injured reserve, giving the Giants a rare good running game this season. Eli Manning and his receivers made a few plays, but they still appeared to be on different pages far too often to have much faith that the Giants are going to navigate the rest of their schedule without enough losses to knock them out of contention.

They’re alive for now, though, and they’ll probably get Scott Tolzien, Matt Flynn or Lynn Dickey at quarterback for the Packers next week before a big Week 12 game against the Cowboys. Things could be a lot worse for a team that took seven weeks to win their first game, in other words.

37 responses to “Giants keep their toe in NFC East race with third straight win

  1. For some reason i am a Raiders fan and I can tell you, the Giants are Terrible. Just to squeak out a win from what the Raiders put on the field today is an insult to the NFL. Props to the Gmen, but damn those were two brutally pathetic teams out there.

  2. LOL! G men barely beat the Raiders at home… just punch their ticket to the snoopy SB while you’re at it.

  3. It’s sad to think that the level of quarterbacking in the NFL is so pathetic that Terrell Pryor is actually a starter. He sucks, plain and simple. How crappy must the Raiders backup QB’s be?

  4. It’s not out of the question at all. Of Dallas loses tonight, they’re 5-6 going into their bye week. If the giants beat the packers next week, they’re 4-6 going into they’re matchup with Dallas. If New York wins, they’re both 5-6 tied for first essentially.

  5. The Raiders have the worst set of receivers in the NFL. Streater’s all right as a possession guy, but the others don’t get open and don’t fight for the ball. They have no real option at tight end, as far as pass catching goes. I’d like to see what Pryor could do if he actually had a big playmaking receiver to throw to.

  6. I know they were playing the
    Raiders who’s offensive line is terrible, but the Giant defensive line was in beast mode today. It would be too funny if they won this division at 8-8 or something, got in the playoffs, and went on another one of their Super Bowl runs because when that defensive line is on, neither SF or Seattle might be able to beat them with Eli dialed in. Stay tuned.

  7. the giants’ offense is awful right now but once again the defense came up big. the scoreboard will say they allowed 20 points but 7 came off an interception return and 10 more came from drives that started deep in giants’ territory. JPP wasn’t kidding when he said the raiders’ o-line would need their A-game.

  8. therolandobottom says:
    Nov 10, 2013 4:11 PM
    For some reason i am a Raiders fan and I can tell you, the Giants are Terrible. Just to squeak out a win from what the Raiders put on the field today is an insult to the NFL. Props to the Gmen, but damn those were two brutally pathetic teams out there.

    You evidently didnt see the steelers bills game!

  9. slick50ks says: Nov 10, 2013 4:07 PM

    Pryor looked like JaCarcass out there today, except Russel has a way better and more accurate arm.
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    Gomer is just relieved that there is a QB in the league even worse than Alex Smith.

  10. @steelersfanfromtheseventies No I didn’t get to watch that blockbuster, but aging 20 years in the last three hours is enough for me for one afternoon.

  11. Congratulations Giants defense, your really looking like a solid unit despite the numerous injuries to the secondary. Unfortunately your on same team as the Giants offense & special teams which are EACH giving up a TD a week.

  12. Sounds like a bunch of nervous Dallas fans knowing that they are going to lose tonight and will be facing the Giants coming off 4 straight wins and looking for revenge and a share of the division lead…

    All the stupid comments and thumbs down to the lucid ones…

  13. joetoronto says: Nov 10, 2013 6:53 PM

    Much like the Bungals today, even if the Raiders got average QB play today, they win easily.
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    If the Giants didn’t turn it over 3 times, the Raiders only score a FG and lose by 37.

  14. ZakGilbertTributePosterVerified says: Nov 10, 2013 4:14 PM

    The Giants won’t get to play a Pryor led offense every week. Don’t get ahead of yourselves…
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    Yeah, we’ll have an even worse Tolzien, and a turnover machine choke artist the week after that. Worry about being in last place.

  15. really what can you say….as some teams are spending 140 million plus on actual players salaries this year…raider are surprising to be competitive while only spending 36 million on actual players as of today.

    I just wonder how bad the would really be if Terrele couldn’t run for his life on every play….. Good foundation for next year…just need to get a legit o-line.

  16. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 10, 2013 8:58 PM

    joetoronto says: Nov 10, 2013 6:53 PM

    Much like the Bungals today, even if the Raiders got average QB play today, they win easily.
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    If the Giants didn’t turn it over 3 times, the Raiders only score a FG and lose by 37.
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    And if Pryor threw for 600 yards and 9 TDs, the Giants lose by some random number. Idiot.

  17. joetoronto says:
    Nov 10, 2013 6:53 PM
    Much like the Bungals today, even if the Raiders got average QB play today, they win easily.

    2 6
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    Dude, what is a Browns fan like you commenting on a Raiders post? Aren’t the Argonauts playing?

  18. All I’m sayin is when the giants were 0-5 I thought, they will get real healthy playing the Pack. The run game will be outstanding and Eli will have another career day.
    I now admit I was wrong. This beating will be even worse then I imagined.

  19. A healthy Brown, and the defense getting better vs Green Bay without Rodgers and Dallas without Sean Lee? Both at home? I like the Giants chances of being 5-6 going into December.

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