Locker Room Buzz: New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Observed in the locker room after the New York Giants' 24-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders:

Tired guy: Running back Andre Brown's eyes got very large when I asked him whether he'd expected to carry the ball 30 times in his first game back from a broken leg. "I carried it 30 times?" he asked. "It felt like 50." But Brown said he'd expected to be sore and has no doubt he'll be ready for next Sunday's game against the Packers. "It's football," he said. "Just cold-tub it up and let's rock."

Feeling fine: Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul recorded his second sack of the season but injured his shoulder on the next play and left the game for a while. He did return to game action, and after the game he said he had a stinger but, "I'll be fine" for next week.

Trick or treat: Coach Tom Coughlin was happy with the win, but when asked about Peyton Hillis' fumble on a screen pass he said, "I could write a book about screen plays this year. I mean what in the world is going on? Is it Halloween every Sunday now?"