New York Giants Quiet Seattle Noise Early
Any potential for a cliche Any Given Sunday scenario was gone from the start as the New York Giants told the Seattle Seahawks, "Not This Sunday."
The talk all week was about how the Giants would handle coming off a bye and dealing with the noise at Qwest Field in Seattle. Known as one of the noisiest buildings in the NFL, the Giants knew they had to take the crowd out of the game earlier. That’s just what they did.
How about three touchdowns and a 21-0 lead after just one quarter? That will certainly quiet the home crowd. Eli Manning and the Giants were in control from the start.
Two rushing touchdowns by Ahmad Bradshaw with a 46 yards TD reception by Hakeem Nicks sandwiched in between and the Giants had all the scoring they needed. That was not all they would get, however.
Two more touchdown passes from Manning in the second quarter gave the Giants a 35-0 halftime lead. Steve Smith caught a six yard touchdown from Manning with 9:15 to go in the quarter and tight end Kevin Boss scored with :53 seconds left on a five-yard grab.
Kicker Lawrence Tynes would add two field goals in the third to wrap up the scoring for New York. The Giants once again showed they can move the ball in many ways. The versatile offense had 290 yards passing by Manning and 197 total rushing yards.
Ahmad Bradshaw finished with just 57 yards on 19 carries but Brandon Jacobs ran for 78 yards on 11 carries. Nicks led all receivers with six catches for 128 yards.
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