Giants are the new Yankees

The Giants had an impressive win by defeating the Ravens, 30-10. So much for that potential Super Bowl matchup, right? The Giants are now 9-1, and somehow they are managing to fly under the radar, which seems impossible for a team from New York.

New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica says that the Giants are pushing around opponents much in the same way that the Yankees did during the 1990s. Only there is no Jeffery Maier.

    They go to 9-1 and make it 13 wins in their last 14 games and now the Giants can win by three touchdowns without even throwing their best stuff at the other guy. This time they win big by running big against a team that makes its living stuffing the run, running for more than 200 yards against Ray Lewis and the Ravens the way they do everybody else these days. These are the world champion Giants, pushing people around the way the Yankees did in the old days. MORE

Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston says that the Ravens were beaten at their own smash-mouth game.

    From now on, let’s not hear anything else about the Ravens not allowing a 100-yard rusher. Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 96. Brandon Jacobs had 73 and played only about one quarter. MORE

Fellow Baltimore Sun columnist David Steele says that rookie quarterback Joe Flacco has hit some choppy waters. Or maybe it was just the Giants defense.

    Last week, as the Ravens prepared for yesterday’s game against the New York Giants, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said of Joe Flacco’s season-long development, “It doesn’t get any easier.” Anybody who doubted that, who thought the quarterback had figured it all out 10 games into his NFL career, can’t anymore. Not after yesterday. The Giants could hardly have made it harder. Neither could his teammates. Or, for that matter, himself. MORE
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