Giants vs. Jets: 5 Things We Learned from NYG's 26-3 Win

Jeffrey SchmidtCorrespondent IIIAugust 18, 2012

Giants vs. Jets: 5 Things We Learned from NYG's 26-3 Win

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    The New York Giants took on the Jets in Week 2's action of the preseason, and only one New York team walked away feeling good about where their season is headed. 

    The Giants were that team, as they dominated the Jets for all four quarters of action. 

    Here are five things we learned from the Giants. 

Despite Early Mistakes, Eli Manning Will Be Just Fine

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    Eli Manning made a play early in the first half that was extremely un-Eli Manning-like. The quarterback had ample time to throw the ball on 1st-and-10, but instead, stared down his receiver and threw it right to LaRon Landry for the interception.

    The play was something that we have rarely seen from Eli Manning over the past few seasons, and it is one that we should not expect to see regularly on Sundays. 

    Manning finished the game 7-of-14, for 62 yards and an interception.  

The Giants Defense Is for Real

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    Jason Pierre-Paul was an absolute monster on Saturday night. The defensive end had two sacks and hurried the quarterback on almost every pass play. 

    The rest of the Giants defensive line played well as well, as they held the Jets' top rusher Shonn Greene to just 36 yards on 11 carries. 

    New York's secondary also played well as the unit intercepted a pass early in the game against Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez

Jayron Hosley Can Play

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    The Giants may have found their replacement for Terrell Thomas. 

    Jayron Hosley, who struggled against Jacksonville last week, made a veteran play after he stepped in front of a Mark Sanchez pass and returned it 77 yards to the house. 

    If Hosley can continue to make these kinds of plays on a consistent basis, the Giants' secondary could be scary. 

Lawrence Tynes Is Going to Be Key for New York's Success This Season

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    Lawrence Tynes made three mid-range field goals and one long-range for the Giants on Saturday night, and he looked comfortable on all four attempts. 

    Tynes, may not have the strongest leg, but he will be a valuable asset to the Giants once again this season. 

Victor Cruz Is in Midseason Form

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    Victor Cruz was Eli Manning's favorite target once again against the Jets. 

    Cruz had five catches for 51 yards, and he looked crisp and fluid throughout the his entire workload. There appears to be no sophomore slump in the works for young No. 80.