The New York Giants improved to 5-2 after defeating the Dolphins a week after their bye. Prior to the game, expects joked about the Giants having two bye weeks in a row because they were hosting the 0-6 Dolphins, but all Giants fans knew this wasn’t going to be a blowout, and the 11.5 point spread was way to generous for the Giants. Now why do I say this? The Giants have been unable to dominate any of their recent opponents, so I didn’t think the Giants would dominate the Dolphins, and they didn’t. However, they won and now have a 2 game lead over the Cowboys and Eagles in the NFC East.
The game started with the Dolphins quickly building up a 14-3 lead in the first half, but the Giants were able to score late in the 2nd quarter to make the score 14-10 going into the half. But it took 10 points in the 4th quarter to come from behind to win the game. The play that won the game was a 25-yard pass from Manning to Cruz, who spun out of a Will Allen tackle to walk into the end zone. The Giants didn’t walk away from the game unharmed though, Tryon is lost for the season with a broken arm, and Nicks strained his hamstring and his status for next week against the Patriots is unknown.
The player of the game was clearly Eli Manning. The Giants weren’t able to get anything going on the ground, so Eli was forced to throw the ball 45 times, completing 31 of his attempts for a total 349 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Next week the Giants will travel to New England to play the Patriots, but the status of Nicks and Bradshaw (ankle) is unknown for both. Keep reading this New York Giants blog for all the Giants news regarding the injury reports and Giants information in general.