It's good to see that the coaching staff isn't force-feeding him their version of the West Coast offense and are calling plays that play to his strengths. TE Alge Crumpler continued his fine play with two scores. Crumpler is clearly Vick's favorite target-especially in the red zone.
Defensively, the limited the Giants' passing game and no receiver had over 45 yards.
Negatives for the Falcons:
Surprisingly, they had only one sack against an offensive line that has given up the most sacks in the NFL. They also gave over 100 yards rushing to RB Tiki Barber.
Positives for the Giants:
Barber's performance on the ground was encouraging. He now has six 100-yard games this season and he scored in two out of the three games that he didn't hit that rushing mark.
QB Eli Manning had some good moments in the game and made some solid throws. He'll be able to build on that performance and gain confidence from it.
Defensively, they didn't give up any big plays in the passing game which is encouraging since they don't have a good pass rush.
Negatives for the Giants:
Offensively, no plays for over 18 yards in the passing game. That's a trait that was evident when Kurt Warner was the starting quarterback. Give Manning time, they'll eventually start getting the ball down field because he has the ability to make all the throws. Also, Shockey dropped a few critical passes.
Defensively, they did a very poor job of tackling. Also, SLB Carlos Emmons is known as one of the best cover linebackers in the NFL on tight ends. However, you wouldn't know it as Crumpler scored twice.
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