Giants' 4-Game Win Streak Ends, Knicks' Defense Powers On

Nov 5, 2012

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In the Meadowlands yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame some uncharacteristic early sloppiness and pulled off a 24-20 win that ended the Giants' four-game winning streak. Isaac Redman ran for 147 yards and scored the go-ahead TD with 4:02 left. This was Mike Tomlin's 60th win as Steelers coach.

The Texans entertained Buffalo and walked off the field with a 21-9 win. Quarterback Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes and Arian Foster ran for 111 yards. Houston has won 7 of 8 this year, as have the Chicago Bears who blew past the Tennessee Titans 51-20.

But there's still one undefeated team in the NFL -- the Atlanta Falcons at 8-0. The Falcons started slowly but rallied past Dallas 19-13 as Michael Turner scored the go-ahead TD on a 3-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Matt Ryan completed 23 of 34 for 342 yards.

Over in the NBA Carmelo Anthony had 27 points, JR Smith had 20 and the Knicks beat the 76ers, 100-84. Jason Kidd added 12 points and six assists. Raymond Felton nabbed 11 points for the Knicks, who've won their first two games. The Knicks had a commanding start to the season beating the defending champion Miami Heat 104-84 on Friday. Despite the high scores for New York it’s the defense that’s grabbing the eyes of longtime fans who are reminded of Knicks past known for plays like Carmelo Anthony’s big block during last night’s game.

In fact, yesterday’s win marked only the second time since the 1953-54 season when they held an opponent to 84 points or less in the first two games of the season.

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