The New York Giants looked sharp as ever. The Giants marched into FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland and in a nationally televised game, dominated their division rival Washington Redskins. The 45-14 score is all you need to see to figure out that the Giants had complete control of this football game. While everyone contributed to this win, some players stood out more than others. In a hockey styled analysis, who were the Giants 3 stars?
Quintin Demps- Demps replaced Stevie Brown starting at one of the two safety slots. He was outstanding in covering the explosive Redskin receivers, and was all over the field with 7 tackles as well as one interception to compound the misery on Kurt Cousins. Impressive game.
Victor Cruz and Reuben Randle – The Giants top receiving threats had a huge night for the offense. Cruz had 6 receptions for 108 yards and Randle had 8 for 89. Cruz had a 36 yard reception that brought New York right to the goal line, and Randle had two receptions along the side lines for over 20 yards. This duo was huge in the Giants victory
Third Star: Eli Manning
Where are his critics now? Manning had a marvelous game, throwing for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns. His one interception wasn’t as much as his fault as it was the referees for making a poor call (to me at least). He also completed 28-39 passes, hovering right around the 70% goal the Giants set for him. Oh, and he also had a fifth touchdown he got on a 1 yard rush. Yes you heard that right, Eli Manning had a rushing touchdown. Crazy right?
Second Star: Larry Donnell
What a surprise Donnell has been this season. The tight end won the starting job with an impressive preseason and training camp, and hasn’t looked back since. He has arguably been the Giants best weapon this season. The undrafted sensation out of Grambling State University had 7 catches for 54 yards last night including 3 touchdowns. When asked whether or not he kept the balls, Donnell answered his question with swagger, saying no because more are coming. That’s what the Giants need.
First Star: Prince Amukamara/Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
After getting scorched by Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate week one, these two corner backs surely came a long way. In week 3 vs the Eagles, Kirk Cousins tore apart the Eagles secondary for 427 yards. Pierre Garçon had 11 catches for 138 receiving yards, and DeSean Jackson had 5 for 107. Each had a touchdown as well.
Cousins had 257 yards and threw for 4 interceptions. Garçon and Jackson combined for 3 catches and 37 yards, not getting a single touchdown. A week after exploding for 16 catches and 245 yards, the Giants cornerbacking duo came up huge. Prince had an interception as well.