Mash Unit Pitches Shutout

Nicholas LianosCorrespondent ISeptember 27, 2009

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 27:  Receivers Steve Smith #12 and Mario Manningham #82 of the New York Giants celebrate a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Extreme heat, a down pour and several injuries both sides of the ball couldnt prevent the Giants from shutting out the Tampa Bay Bucs. 

Taking the openning kickoff the Giants moved the ball slowly down capped off by Brandon Jacobs six yard touchdown run. The early lead allowed the Giants defense to relax and focus in on stopping Derrick Ward.  Ward had no place to run as the Giants defense held the Bucs offense without a firstdown until the second half.

The Giants did what they do best controll the time off possession and run the football. Ahmad Bradshaw broke 100 yards rushing and Brandon Jacobs added another 92.  Eli Manning had an efficient day throwing the football, throwing 2 touchdown passes without throwing an interception.

The defense was all over Byron Leftwich who couldnt move the Bucs offense all day.  With no running game to help Leftwich, the Giants D-line was able to force alot of checkdown throws to backs for little or no gains.  The Giants secondary shutdown Kellen Winslow and Antonio Bryant for a mere 20 yards on 3 receptions.

The Giants came away from this game with a couple of more injuries to key offense players.  Left guard Rich Seubert left the game in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. Right tackle Kareem Mckenzie was carted back to the locker room with an knee injury. No word on how sever either injury is.

Overall a great performance by the Giants who now go to Kansas City to play the struggling Chiefs.