Although the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants each have sub-par records, that didn’t mean their Week 10 matchup was going to be boring. If anything, it likely would have proven to be an entertaining contest and that’s exactly what took place.
Things started off with a boom – literally – as the Giants fumbled the opening kickoff thanks to a hefty hit from Oakland’s special teams, which sent the rock rolling towards the end zone. The Raiders picked it up and quickly scored just a few plays later, giving them an early 7-0 lead.
That lead would only stand for a matter of minutes though as the Giants, who rushed the Oakland punt team, ended up blocking a punt which they were able to return for a touchdown, tying the game at 7-7.
The two teams continued to battle back and forth for the remainder of the afternoon, each looking like their record reflected, full of ill-timed turnovers and lapses in judgement.
For Oakland, Terrelle Pryor continued to look iffy at best, including an interception and a fumble, making it his eighth interception in the last four games. Eli Manning didn’t look much better, throwing a pick-six to Tracy Porter, though it was only Manning’s first turnover in the past three games.
The victory was New York’s third straight win after dropping their first six games of the season, pushing them to 3-6 while Oakland lost their second straight and three of four, dropping them to 3-6 also.