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NYG 24 Jacksonville 20
Honestly, I was ready to write another “Arrgh” at halftime…but the Giants
somehow managed a rally and scored late to pull ahead. Mr Boss’ touchdown made up for him screwing up a touchdown in the first half because of a holding call.
I still don’t think the Giants are going anywhere, but the fact that the Eagles and Redskins both lost is a good thing from their playoff perspective. On the other hand, the other Manning brother had one of his worst nights as San Diego spanked the Colts last night.
Next up is another divisional game–the Redskins. It would be nice to rise to the challenge. If the Vikings can beat the Redskins…the Giants should beat them handily too.

Football: NYG 41 Seattle 7
The Giants uncharacteristically steamrolled an opponent following their bye week. The Boys in Blue usually play flat or worse following the bye, but not this time. All of the facets of the team functioned on all cylinders.
The Giants are being touted as one of the best teams in the NFC. How long that will last, I don’t know. On the other hand, the Olson Household is happy because we had the rule of three–blowouts. Scott’s Packers (to my delight) devastated Dallas 45-7, and Felicia’s Saints “only” won by 34-3 over the Panthers.
Next up for the Giants is the shellacked and shellshocked Cowboys. Can they do better than the Packers did this week? We shall see.
In other news, the Jets nearly lost to the Lions (chortle). A 3 point OT win over the Lions does not impress…

Football: NYG 41 Dal 35
It can’t possibly last.
But the NY Giants managed to knock off the Cowboys last night in Dallas, taking command of the NFC East and making the favored Cowboys 1-5. It couldn’t happen to a worse arch-rival. I had my severe doubts the Giants could actually pull it off. Eli did throw 3 picks and Dallas looked, early, as if they were going to rout the Giants.
Fortunately, the Giants showed resilience and pulled ahead by halftime and never looked back.
Scary as it may sound, both the Giants and the Jest…Jets must be considered among the best NFL teams at this point in the season. The Giants get a well deserved bye this coming week.

Football: NY Giants 34 Houston 10

This kid the Giants have, Mr. Nicks, he’s a keeper.
Once again, the Eli to Hakeem combination did the other team in. Eli did throw two picks, but since this week was a “Rule of One” (Scott’s Packers lost, as did Fe’s Saints), I am not going to complain too much about a game the Giants managed to win by three touchdowns. No, sir!
In other news, as I thought, the “mighty” undefeated Chiefs are undefeated no more, although Indianapolis should have beaten them more soundly than they did. Dallas players arrogance cost them the game, and the Lions escape the winless column by beating the Rams like a drum.
I just can’t figure out this season. The Packers are broken, the Saints sloppy, the Colts beatable…who really is a good time in this league? The Falcons?! Maybe if the Jets knock off the Vikings, they might catapult themselves to the first rank…oh, who am I kidding? This is the Jets.
Next week, the Giants have those no longer winless Lions (and then its Dallas). I hope the Giants don’t try to look past Detroit…

Football: NY Giants 17 Chicago 3

Well, it was ugly, again.
This time, though, the other team was far worse. The NY Giants set a record for first-half sacks with nine, and not only knocked Jay Cutler out of the game, but his backup as well.
On the Giants side of the ball, they missed field goals, and once again had too many turnovers. If the “Monsters of the Midway” had not been even more inept, the Giants should not have won that game. The Giants, despite their defense, was only up 3-0 at halftime. One decent pass by Cutler or punt return by Hester would have erased that…
Still, a win is a win, and My Friends The Olsons™ and I got the “Rule of Three” this weekend, as both the Pack and the Saints won, too.
In other football news, the Jets looked decent against the Bills. The Steelers lost in the final minute…
And the only undefeated team in the NFL now is…the Kansas City Chiefs?!?!
They play the Colts next week, who have to be hopping mad that the Jags beat them in the final minute.
Well, I guess there *won’t* be any undefeated teams by Columbus Day. When is the last time that happened in the NFL?