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Monday Night Football: Giants Lead Rams 21-6

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19:  Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants returns a fumble 65-yards for a touchdown in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 19, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants returns a fumble 65-yards for a touchdown in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 19, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Stop me if you've heard this one before...The St. Louis Rams are beating themselves. Dumb mistakes have combined to give the New York Giants a 21-6 lead at the half. 

The Giants scored touchdowns on an errant lateral that Cadillac Williams failed to react to; blown coverage and a muffed punt. The Rams offense moved the ball well, very well, spreading the ball around to different receivers. They were once again unable to convert their red zone chances, settling for field goals and choking up a big lead.

On defense, St. Louis played incredible...until the final Giants possession. A Justin King penalty scratched a 1st-and-20. From there, blown coverage allowed Eli Manning to salvage a rotten night with two passes for more than 50 yards and a backbreaking touchdown. 

Bernie Miklasz of the Post-Dispatch tweeted me with a nice summary of the Rams night: "this is a dumb football team."

It's hard to argue with that after watching two quarters of play. These Rams are developing a nasty tendency to collapse under pressure. They have a tough hurdle to get over tonight. The Giants are 5-1 when leading by 15 points or more at the half since 2005.