Giants' focus: Stop Vick next week
Giants' focus: Stop Vick
Michael Vick earned his second straight NFC offensive player of the week award for his performance against the Redskins on Monday night. How can the Giants keep him from making it three in a row?
"I don't even know if you can actually contain a guy like Mike Vick," Antrel Rolle said Tuesday on his weekly radio spot on WFAN. "You can just do the best you can do against him and try to discourage him any which way you can. Try to limit the things that he is most dominant at, which is passing, which is running."
Vick's history vs. Giants
When the Giants faced Vick last season, he was a novelty act who came off the bench for the Eagles. They were prepared for him, but only as a change of pace. He completed one of two passes against the Giants for 32 yards and ran three times for 11 yards, including a touchdown.
In his two full games against the Giants with the Falcons, though, Vick was contained rather well. In 2006, he threw for 154 yards and ran for 68 but was sacked seven times and threw an interception. In 2004, he threw for 115 yards and two TDs and ran for 104 yards. He also was sacked twice in that game.
Pair of Razorbacks
For a time Sunday, the left side of the Giants' offensive line consisted of Shawn Andrews at tackle and rookie Mitch Petrus at guard. Although it may seem an unremarkable pairing, it was a dream come true for Petrus.
"Growing up, Shawn was my hero," said Petrus, who was raised in Arkansas and followed Andrews to play for the Razorbacks. "He was a guy I always looked up to. He was a beast, a big guy, he used to maul people in college. Now it's surreal that I get to play next to him at the next level . . . It was a special moment for me."