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Knowshon Moreno absolutely levels Giants DB with brutal block

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By Sam Gardner, Poor Terrell Thomas never saw it coming. The New York Giants cornerback was chasing down Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas during the first quarter of Sunday’s “Manning Bowl” at MetLife Stadium, and out of nowhere, Denver running back Knowshon Moreno laid a textbook decleater right to his chest. The play didn’t end up counting because an offensive pass interference penalty on Eric Decker nullified the gain. Unfortunately for Terrell Thomas, the pain couldn’t be reversed with the play, and he had to be helped off the field. The devastating block wasn’t Moreno’s only highlight in Sunday’s first half, either. On the second play of the second quarter, he took a Peyton Manning handoff 20 yards for his first touchdown of the season. (GIF via Deadspin)

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