Giants Rip Hapless Bucs To Remain UndefeatedLeave the first response September 18, 2010 / Posted in Uncategorized
The New York Giants used a potent ground attack and a suffocating defense to shut out the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-0 on Sunday. The Giants amassed 397 total yards including 226 on the ground, while the defense held Tampa to 86 yards of total offense and five first downs. The Giants improved to 3-0 on the season, while Tampa dropped to 0-3 and lost for the seventh straight time dating back to last season.
The Giants easily covered as -6 road favorites, improving their ATS mark to 3-0 on the season as well. The Buccaneers, meanwhile, are 0-3 both straight up and against the spread. The 24 points went well UNDER the posted total of 46. It was Tampa Bays first UNDER of the season against two OVER verdicts, while the Giants played their first game UNDER the total as well.
After the contest Giants coach Tom Coughlin talked about his teams dual priorities for the week:
“We had a game in which we didn’t play very well against the run, so we knew that we would be tested and we would have to rise up and do a better job there. We also knew we needed to rush the ball better than we had, so we did a pretty good job with that.”
Over in the Bucs locker room, head coach Raheem Morris had little positive to say about his teams performance:
“They beat us down. We were beat by a grown-man team, a team we want to be like one day. They came in here and took it to us. Out-manned us, out-gunned us. … It wasn’t even close.”
“We have no choice but to get better than this performance. You get five first downs and you’re 0-for-9 on third down. You have 86 yards total offense. It was completely disastrous.”
Giants running back Brandon Jacobs gave much of the credit for the victory to his defense:
“Our defense was very, very, very impressive. I knew they would come out with a chip on their shoulder.”
Impressive enough to leave Bucs receiver Michael Clayton hanging his head and looking for answers:
“It was disappointing, a little bit embarrassing. We have to play better.”
The Giants will play at Kansas City this Sunday as they try to maintain their unbeaten 2009 regular season record. New York is a -9 road favorite with the total set at 42. Theyll host the Oakland Raiders the following Sunday before playing at New Orleans on October 18. Tampa Bay will play their next two games on the road, beginning this weekend against the Washington Redskins. The Redskins are -7 home favorites with the total set at 37. The Bucs will play at Philadelphia the following Sunday before returning home to face the Carolina Panthers on October 18.
Ross Everett is a freelance sports writer and respected authority on soccer betting. His writing has appeared on a variety of sports sites including sports news and sportsbook directory sites. He lives in Las Vegas with three Jack Russell Terriers and an emu. He is currently working on an autobiography of former energy secretary Donald Hodell.
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