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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.

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37 Responses to “Giants keep their toe in NFC East race with third straight win”
  1. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 10, 2013 4:02 PM

    No.

  2. jonbeck316 says: Nov 10, 2013 4:03 PM

    The Giants do not have a toe in the race or any other body part for that matter. To suggest such a thing is yet another example of east coast bias.

  3. bigwayne75 says: Nov 10, 2013 4:06 PM

    If you think about by conference and division wins, I think the Giants are on in 3rd place now.

  4. 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.

    To the cellar!!!

  5. zack2482 says: Nov 10, 2013 4:08 PM

    Giants suck. They aren’t in the race. Eli is awful.

  6. Robert says: Nov 10, 2013 4:10 PM

    Raisin Nation!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Nov 10, 2013 4:16 PM

    Go G-Men. If we can beat GB, we can run the tables.

  10. thepftpoet says: Nov 10, 2013 4:18 PM

    LOL a Steeler’s fan talking about playoffs

    The irony…

  11. pats777 says: Nov 10, 2013 4:19 PM

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

  12. rhymenosaurus says: Nov 10, 2013 4:21 PM

    East Coast bias? The statement was about the NFC East and illustrates how terrible it is!

  13. gorilladunk says: Nov 10, 2013 4:31 PM

    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?

  14. jgreiner9 says: Nov 10, 2013 4:32 PM

    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.

  15. mgflolox says: Nov 10, 2013 4:42 PM

    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.

  16. justintuckrule says: Nov 10, 2013 4:51 PM

    The raiders didn’t suck so bad to put up 560 yds last week now didn’t they.

  17. realfootballfan says: Nov 10, 2013 4:59 PM

    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.

  18. bkostela says: Nov 10, 2013 5:21 PM

    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.

  19. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Nov 10, 2013 5:30 PM

    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!

  20. rubicon202 says: Nov 10, 2013 6:05 PM

    Robert says: Nov 10, 2013 4:10 PM

    Raisin Nation!!
    *******************
    Usually not funny but this was a new one on me, funny!

  21. raiderapologist says: Nov 10, 2013 6:16 PM

    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.
    ———-
    Gomer is just relieved that there is a QB in the league even worse than Alex Smith.

  22. therolandobottom says: Nov 10, 2013 6:38 PM

    @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.

  23. gibbyfan says: Nov 10, 2013 6:47 PM

    Raiders gotta have the worst OL in rhw NFL …Kaliff is just awful

  24. 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.

  25. thedudeabides422 says: Nov 10, 2013 7:46 PM

    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.

  26. kev86 says: Nov 10, 2013 7:55 PM

    Whoever thinks the Giants aren’t in the race is really bad at math.

  27. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 10, 2013 8:57 PM

    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…

  28. 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.
    —————-

    If the Giants didn’t turn it over 3 times, the Raiders only score a FG and lose by 37.

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

    And JP backed up his talk for the idiot Raider fans who thought that patchwork line was going to stop him (or Tuck, or Jenkins, or Kiwi).

  30. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 10, 2013 9:00 PM

    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…
    —————

    Yeah, we’ll have an even worse Tolzien, and a turnover machine choke artist the week after that. Worry about being in last place.

  31. radrntn says: Nov 10, 2013 9:33 PM

    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.

  32. raiderapologist says: Nov 10, 2013 10:08 PM

    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.
    —————-

    If the Giants didn’t turn it over 3 times, the Raiders only score a FG and lose by 37.
    ———-
    And if Pryor threw for 600 yards and 9 TDs, the Giants lose by some random number. Idiot.

  33. raiderseliminatedfromplayoffsalready says: Nov 10, 2013 10:59 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.

    2 6
    •-–————————

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

  34. aldante66 says: Nov 10, 2013 11:24 PM

    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.

  35. DonRSD says: Nov 11, 2013 1:39 AM

    Giants will win the division.

  36. vinceofdarkness says: Nov 11, 2013 9:13 AM

    Oh puhleeze, these dogs are done!!!!

  37. nygnjd says: Nov 11, 2013 4:34 PM

    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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