What we Learned...

Several positives came to light during New York's convincing 19-3 victory over Washington.

Antonio Pierce is awful tough. He didn't even use the fact that he was playing with a broken finger as an excuse for dropping that easy INT.

The defense can actually play. Despite the continued misuse of LaVar Arrington, the addition of Brandon Short to the starting lineup gave the unit a jolt. Coupled with the simplification of the defensive schemes by DC Tim Lewis, the Giants came up real big in a clutch spot...

Tiki Barber's back to normal. Through no fault of his own, Barber was taken out of the offense the previous two losses because the Giants fell behind by so much so early. Barber returned to his normal dominating ways, quite a good sign with two tough road games up next...

Eli Manning just keeps on keeping on. No one even really noticed as Manning managed the perfect game, making all the big throws when necessary...

Jeremy Shockey really hasn't done much all season. Obviously injuries are slowing big number 80, but he just seems a little off. Maybe he's upset that the ball's going everywhere but to him and he's had to block more often than he'd like. But there's no doubt that Shockey's still a very dangerous weapon and the Giants need to find a way to get him more involved offensively, if the injured pinky toe on his foot would allow...

Sam Madison isn't washed up just yet. He played very well for the first time this season...

Cowboys QB Drew Bledsoe is awful. Did you see those two late INTs?

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