Raiders 7

(1-4, 1-2 away)

Giants 44

(5-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, October 11, 2009

Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 

1 2 3 4 T
OAK 0 7 0 07
NYG 14 17 10 344

Top Performers

Passing: E. Manning (NYG) - 173 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Bradshaw (NYG) - 11 CAR, 110 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Smith (NYG) - 3 REC, 70 YDS

Manning plays for less than a half as Giants romp

Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After taking the opening snap and making a play-action fake, Eli Manning dropped back, set up with a bounce on his right heel and fired a 9-yard pass to tight end Darcy Johnson.

A Giant Start

Ahmad Bradshaw has exploded in the first quarters of games this season. In Sunday's win over the Raiders he had 61 yards rushing in the first quarter, including two TDs (his first scores of the season). Bradshaw's numbers by quarter in 2009:

1st qtr Other qtrs
Att 10 48
Yards 135 240
Avg 13.5 5.0
TD 2 0

-- ESPN Stats and Information

Any concerns about Easy Eli's painful right heel were answered on the first play of his 83rd consecutive start Sunday.

Manning threw two scoring passes and led the Giants on touchdown drives on their first four possessions in a 44-7 win over the hapless Oakland Raiders that has New York (5-0) off to its best start since winning the Super Bowl in 1990.

"At the end, it was picture perfect," said Manning, who was 8 of 10 for 173 yards, needing to play less than a half in the rout. "Just get in there and score, score quickly, score a lot and then rest it and make sure you don't put more strain on it or make it more sore tomorrow. It turned out really well."

Manning led the Giants on scoring drives of 77, 79, 94 and 13 yards in what was easily his most effective performance this season.

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His touchdown passes covered 30 yards to Mario Manningham and 9 yards to first-round draft pick Hakeem Nicks. He played one extra series before donning a baseball cap late in the second quarter for a well-deserved rest on a day the Giants gained 483 yards in total offense.

"We didn't expect anything less out of him," said defensive end Justin Tuck. "People were talking he might not play but we figured he was. It was good to see your starting quarterback be a tough guy like that and go out there and help his team win. That's the leader he's become."

Backup halfback Ahmad Bradshaw also played a big role, rushing for 110 yards and scoring on runs of 1 and 9 yards.

Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell struggled again leading the league's worst offense. He lost three fumbles and was 8 of 13 for 100 yards -- not that he had any time. He was sacked six times as the Raiders (1-4) were limited to 124 yards of total offense.

Fast Facts

• The Giants are 5-0 for the third time in their history and first time since 1990 when they started 10-0 en route to a Super Bowl title. The team's other 5-0 start came in 1941.

• Eli Manning (sore heel) started for the 83rd consecutive time (including playoffs) and played most of the first half, going 8-of-10 for 173 yards and two touchdowns.

• Manning's passer rating was a perfect 158.3; he's just the fourth Giants quarterback since 1960 (and the first since Kerry Collins in 2002) to compile a perfect passer rating with a minimum of 10 attempts.

• The Giants outgained the Raiders 483-124, backed by Ahmad Bradshaw who carried 11 times for 110 yards and two scores. It was his third career 100-yard game. Bradshaw's two rushing TDs in the first quarter equaled his total of rush TDs in his first 31 career games.

• Rapid Reaction

-- ESPN Stats & Information

Their lone score -- Michael Bush's 5-yard touchdown run -- came after the Giants' Sinorice Moss fumbled on a punt return at his 15.

"We thought it was an opportunity if we came out and got after him early, there would be a lot of chances," defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka said of Russell. "He has flashes of greatness but we wanted to make sure he didn't flash against us."

Manning's availability was the Giants' biggest concern. He sustained a painful injury to his right heel in the win over Kanas City last weekend. The 2008 Super Bowl MVP missed two days of practice and then took half the snaps Friday, giving the indication he would go on Sunday.

Two hours before the game, Manning was on the field warming up, and he showed no ill effects of his injury.

"He wanted to play; he wanted to play all week," coach Tom Coughlin said. "He has done a great job with the power of the will over these things a couple of times."

Manning was 4 of 5 for 36 yards on the opening drive that Bradshaw capped by slamming in from a yard out on fourth down.

The next three Giants possessions were lightning fast. The second drive was three plays and 79 yards, featuring a 43-yard pass to Steve Smith and runs of 17 and 19 yards by Bradshaw.

The third score came on a five-play, 94-yard jaunt that featured a 55-yard screen pass to Bradshaw on third-and-24. Manning found Manningham in the right corner on the next play and the rout was on.

A sack by cornerback Terrell Thomas and a recovery by Tuck set up the three-play drive that Manning capped with his pass to Nicks.

"We couldn't stop anything," Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour said. "That's a bad feeling when you are out there and they are running whatever plays they want to. The third or fourth quarter I think they had their backups in the game and they were still doing whatever they wanted to offensively. There is no excuse for that and everybody has to look themselves in the mirror and say, 'I have to do a better job.'"

Game notes

Manningham missed most of the fourth quarter with a bruised chest. ... Raiders LB Ricky Brown sprained his right ankle. X-rays were negative. ... The Giants had the ball for more than 36 minutes, picking up 27 first downs to seven for Oakland.

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Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs727
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
Total Plays4465
Total Yards124483
Yards per play2.87.4
Total Drives1211
Yards per pass
Interceptions thrown
Sacks-Yards Lost
Rushing Attempts
Yards per rush
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-14-7
Fumbles lost
Interceptions thrown
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00

Passing Leaders


Rushing Leaders


Receiving Leaders


Scoring Summary

nygTD7:06Ahmad Bradshaw 1 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 14 plays, 77 yds, 8:03
nygTD3:27Ahmad Bradshaw 19 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 79 yds, 1:37
nygTD15:00Mario Manningham 30 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 5 plays, 94 yds, 1:34
nygTD12:48Hakeem Nicks 9 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 13 yds, 1:29
oakTD2:23Michael Bush 5 Yard Run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 15 yds, 1:06
nygFG0:06Lawrence Tynes 25 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 3 plays, 21 yds, 0:25
nygTD10:06David Carr 12 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 52 yds, 3:18
nygFG7:07Lawrence Tynes 33 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 4 plays, 4 yds, 2:16
nygFG11:43Lawrence Tynes 37 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 11 plays, 56 yds, 6:18