I figured I “blog” during the game ~ well, at least writing down my thoughts during it.
8:28: Giants have scored first, on the opening drive. The big play was a huge 52 yard catch by Burress. My heart is still racing, a bit worried ’bout the defense, but I don’t think Manning will let us down.
8:30: With his first catch Wes Welker goes to 102 receptions in this season, beating Troy Brown’s 101 receptions.
8:32: 4th and 2. . .and a first down with a throw to Randy Moss. ::whew:: But then the Giants D stopped the Pats on 3rd and 8 with an incomplete pass into the end zone so the Pats get a field goal instead. Grrr. 7 to 3.
8:42: Pats D held the Giants on 3 and 11. And a punt returned to mid field by Welker. ::whew::
8:47: 3rd and 14 for the Pats. . .Brady sacked. . .and a penalty down field, illegal defensive contact giving the Pats a 1st down. ::whew!::
8:51: Randy Moss is down on the field. . .crap. But now jogging off the field. So prolly just a good hard hit knocked the wind out of him.
8:55: Randy Moss caught a TD! Records tied and records broken! w00t! Oh goodness. Randy and Tom tie records, most TDs caught in one season and most TDs thrown in one season respectively, and the Pats now have scored the most ever in a season! Just after Randy appeared hurt.
8:59: Giants return a kick off for a TD. Why don’t I really care? Why do I think the Pats just want to get their offense back out on the field?
9:07: Giants hold the Pats on a 3rd and 11, and the Pats kick a field goal, making it 14 (Giants) to 13 (Pats). Grr!
9:13: Harrison almost intercepted a pass! Gah! So close. . .but at least it holds the Giants on 3rd down.
9:17: Looks like the Pats running game just needed to slowly build up. Or something. As now they are running the ball.
9:23: Ohh, good lord. The Pats were held on another 3rd down conversion so the Pats score another field goal. Grr! I hope the offense starts clicking better soon, as I want some Patriots’ TDs! Now its 16 to 14 with less then 2 minutes to go in the first half.
9:35: Jebus. Patriots got a penalty and now the Giants have a first down at the Patriots 13 yard line, they still have a time out and an extra second. We need an interception. . .what the hell. Manning just ran for first down? At he three yard line? Come on defense, you should be able to rattle him! 2 and 10 now, with an incomplete pass. . .Pats time out. . .crap, Manning just got a TD. 21 to 16 now. . .
Ahh, halftime. I really hate these late games. 9:43pm, almost bed time and still a full half to go! Gah! But the Patriots. . .I just don’t know. The offense is stalling close to the redzone, and our defense is on again off again. . .I get the feeling of a cat playing with a moth that it has caught, released, caught, released, caught. . .ad nauseum. Just eat the goddamn moth cat!
9:56: Half time is over, and Tom and the rest of the starters are back on the field. No surprise there. But the Pats are held by the Giant’s D on 3rd down. . .::sigh::
10:06: GAH! How the hell did Eli just march his team up the field and score another TD? Why the hell is our defense sitting back on their hind quarters letting him do this? Now it is28 to 16? Our offense better get it in gear. . .
10:13: The parts were 1 of 6 for 3rd down conversion, but luckily just got another. . .And then a big first down for Welker. . .and another caught pass by Welker. . .finally the offense is getting going.
10:17: Brady went for Moss in the endzone, incomplete pass but pass interference call on the Giants. So the ball is on the 1 yard line, 1st down.
10:19: Now Maroney has run one in? I don’t want running TDs! I want passing TDs! Bah. But hey, a TD is a TD, so now it is only 28 to 23. . .I hope that our defense can make a stand against the Giants.
10:26: Once again the Giants are marching down field. The Patriots need to stop them hard. . .ahh! The Patriots first sack! Too bad Manning didn’t fumble it, now it is 3rd and 22. Hopefully the Patriots can hold them. . .Yes! Giants forced to punt. Finally. I never thought the Giants offense would give us trouble. . .
10:32: Jebus. Another 3rd and 9 already for the Patriots? ::whew!:: Faulk got a reception and got the first down. . .ohh, joy. Another 3rd down and now 10 yards. . .::sigh::
10:37: 4th down for the Patriots. . .and they’re punting with 12:59 left to go in the 4th quarter. I hope the defense can stop the Giant’s offense again so we can get the ball back with decent field position.
10:41: 3rd and 11 for the Giants. . .and yes! The Patriots defense holds them, so they are forced to punt.
10:46: Randy dropped a pass at the 15 yard line of the Giants! So now it is 3rd and 10. . .jebus. . .Next play: TD to Moss! TD TO MOSS! With a two point conversion: 32 to 28! Brady breaks Manning’s record and Moss breaks Rice’s record on the same TD pass.
10:56: Finally! An interception! Ellis Hobbes with his first interception for the year! Finally the Manning we know. 1st and 10 for the Pats at the 48 yard line with 9:53 to go in the 4th.
10:59: Faulk with another first down! He is making those must get plays.
11:02: Maroney just got another rushing TD to make it 38 to 28. ::whew:: But my heart is still racing. . .4:36 left to go.
11:07: 3rd and 1 for the Giants at Pats 37 yard line. . .and the Giants get the first down. . .clock still ticking. Patriots 27 yard line. . . the next play is an incomplete pass which stops clock with 2:36 to go. . .
11:09: 2 minute warning and the Giants have a first down at the Patriots 16 yard line. Thankfully they are down by 10 points, but still. . .my heart is racing.
11:13: With 1:16 left to go and all starters are in for both teams. I wonder if this will hurt the Giants next week. The Patriots have the bye, but not so with the Giants. With their starting center out, they haven’t shown any weakness there, but still ~ the guys will be tired and beat from playing the full game tonight.
11:17: Giants get a TD for a 38 to 35 with 1:04 left on the clock. Giants have one time out, the Patriots have none. . .So the Giants will prolly try an on side kick. . .And Mike Vrabel gets it at the Giant 42 yard line! ::whew::
11:20: Brady takes a knee, Giants burn their final time out, but still – Brady can still take a knee for the final couple of seconds. . .
And the Patriots are 16 and 0! Unbelievable.