Giants 30, Texans 17

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Finally, after a year of misery, miscues and just plain stupidity, the Giants have found their groove again through a convincing 30-17 win over the Houston Texans. Big Blue stumbled early, murdering a beautifully orchestrated drive with a fumble inside the Texans 5 by TE Larry Donnell. A second march down the field resulted in a botched field goal try and a loss of 29 yards. Before Tom Coughlin (and yours truly) could implode, the Gmen got into an effective offensive rhythm, going up 14-0 at the half. Wide-receiver Victor Cruz got his first touchdown at Met Life Stadium since 2012 and entertained the happy fans with a salsa dance. Running back Rashad Jennings upshifted into beast mode, racking up more yards in the first half than the entire Texans offense. He finished the day 34 for 176, with one touchdown. The Texans made a feeble attempt to come back in the second half but were no match for the Big Blue defense that completely shut down the running game and forced several three-and-outs. A garbage time TD from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was too little, too late for a Houston team that was minus Arian Foster and never had any real momentum. The much-maligned Eli Manning went 21-28 for 234 yards, two TDs and NO interceptions. Amazing what this group can accomplish when everyone does their job.

Next up is a date with the Washington Redskins on Thursday Night Football and a chance to reach the .500 mark.

Let Me Out

Some brand new Japanese shoegaze for your Thursday. Enjoy.

NOTE: The band’s name comes from the My Bloody Valentine song “Cigarette in Your Bed”, which appeared on the 1988 album You Made Me Realise. This curious naming convention has also occurred with the band Stumbleine (from the Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness) and Pinkshinyultrablast (from the Astrobrite album of the same name.)