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Manning, Bradshaw leading the NFL in several categories

Cowboys linebacker Bradie James tries to tackle Giants

Cowboys linebacker Bradie James tries to tackle Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw in the second quarter in Arlington, Texas. (Oct. 25, 2010) Photo Credit: MCT

Just a few notes before I get on the plane back to New York:

Eli Manning has 14 TD passes so far this season and is tied for the NFL lead in the category with Phillip Rivers. But he also has 11 interceptions (7 of them off the hands of his own receivers), and that leads the league as well.

Ahmad Bradshaw leads the NFL in rushing with 708 yards.

Be wary of those "leading the league" stats right now, though, because the Giants have a game in hand over most others with their bye coming this week. Bradshaw is averaging 101. 1 rushing yards per game, though, which is fourth-best in the NFL.

Bradshaw also has 10 rushes of 20 or more yards this season. That is by far the most in the league. Arian Foster and Michael Turner each have six.

The Giants have their bye this week. The players will work on Wednesday and then be off until they report again on Monday morning. The Giants were thought to be considering working on Thursday, too, but the win clearly motivated Tom Coughlin to reward the players with some extra time off.

And finally, I got to watch the final four minutes of the game from the field behind the Giants' bench. And yes, the place is really, really big.And the video board is just ridiculous. I don't suspect I will be afforded the chance to stand there if/when I come back here in early February.

 

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