The Giants, winners of three straight, beat the cross-town rival Jets and moved to 3-2 on the season. For the second time in three games, the Giants came from two scores behind at halftime to win.
The offense started clicking in the second half and the defense started dancing around and picking off Pennington. Aaron Ross, who was benched for the first half by Tom Coughlin for an undisclosed reason, had two interceptions in the second half to lead the defense.
Plaxico Burress caught a short pass and faked his way for a touchdown, his seventh of the year, tied for the most in the NFL with Randy Moss of the Patriots.
Burress, who has been dealing with a sprained ankle for quite some time now this season, just went out in the second half and pushed it to it’s maximum, just hoping it would be ok. It turned out great.
“I start off the first quarter, the second quarter, trying not to further the injury, said Burress, who has been unable to practice during the week because his ankle is too sore. Sometimes I feel like I’m being real gingerly on it. I don’t really know what to expect from myself. And I don’t know the pain threshold that it has. I went out in the second half and just said, Screw it. I just wanted to go out to play and see what happens. If I can’t go, then I can’t go. It actually worked out better for me. It actually worked out well for me. So I’m going to try to start the games off the way I did yesterday for myself.
“I’m not saving it,” Burress said. “But I may not be able to make it four quarters like that.”