New York Giants defeat Oakland Raiders, 44-7
Eli Manning knows that what his injured right heel needs most is rest, so he made sure to get plenty of it Sunday.
The quarterback shook off the painful plantar fasciitis in his right heel and made his work day a quick one by making quick work of the woeful Oakland Raiders. He completed eight of 10 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns before leaving with a three-touchdown lead late in the second quarter.
Then he spent the rest of the day watching as the Giants con...
David Carr had just scored on a 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter when he fired the ball into the wall to celebrate his first rushing score since 2006.
It was not the flashiest celebration, but Carr figured he might keep things low-key since he kind of stirred things up the last time he ran for a touchdown at the Meadowlands.
"No jump shot this time," Carr said with a smile, thinking of how he mocked the Giants' old celebration move following a 2-yard scramb...
One look at the films was enough to convince the Giants' defense they had a big opportunity against the Oakland Raiders. And one look in JaMarcus Russell's eyes Sunday was enough to convince them they wouldn't waste it.
They knew they could rattle the struggling third-year quarterback, and that's exactly what they did during the 44-7 rout, sacking him six times and forcing three fumbles while holding him to just 8-of-13 passing for a measly 100 yards.
"We knew that i...