Played to perfection

The Giants had all three phases of their game working when they took down the St. Louis Rams in their own back yard. Amani Toomer had a monster of a game, and CB Jason Sehorn got a little revenge on his buddy, Rams coach Mike Martz. 12.5 point underdogs? I think NOT!

No love lost here folks. The Giants took it to the St. Louis Rams this evening in typical Giants fashion. They controlled the clock with 35:01 in time of possession, and played good defense. Rams are now 0-2 and the Giants evened their record out to 1-1.

It's a good evening for Giants fans indeed!

The Giants started off quickly in the first quarter, moving the ball downfield well but stalling at the goal line. They kicked a field goal, took the lead and kept it the entire contest.

An efficient Kerry Collins was 22 for 26 attempts, 307 yards with a TD and one interception. He spread the ball around to 7 different receivers. the top three were Ike Hilliard (4/97), Amani Toomer (4/92) and TE Jeremy Shockey (4/50) who also scored a TD.

We can celebrate a little extra here folks, because Shockey is proving one game at a time that he is "the real deal.

CB Jason Sehorn intercepted Rams QB Kurt Warner and retured it 31 yards for a TD in the second quarter.

Daryl Jones in his debut as a return man for Big Blue got an opportunity to return 2 kickoffs for a total of 45 yards. His average was 22.5.

While the stats never tell the whole story, this was a great game for the Giants. Head Coach Jim Fassel until today, had been unable to get a win against the Rams, and today was his day. At one point, Fassel could see the Rams lining up for fake punt. He quickly called a time out, put the normal defense back in, and the Rams had to wave it off.

Special teams were much improved, with the highlight going to K Matt Bryant hitting all four of his attempts (20,32,34 and 25 yards)

I'm off to celebrate this win, as all Giants fans should. It was one to be proud of, and perhaps now the Rams, the league, and the oddsmakers will have some respect for Big Blue.

May this win be the foundation for a good season. Can I hear an AMEN?

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