Giants 27, Browns 10
-- With the way Kurt Warner and Michael Strahan played, the New York Giants never had to worry about a letdown against the injury-ravaged Cleveland Browns.
Warner set up a touchdown run by Tiki Barber with a long pass, and the veteran quarterback capped another drive with his second career regular season touchdown run in a 27-10 win over the Browns on Sunday.
"More important than who we were playing today and what the Cleveland Browns brought to the table was, 'Can the New York Giants not beat themselves?' " Giants center and former Brown Shaun O'Hara said.
The Giants (2-1) won their second straight under Coach Tom Coughlin because they got big games from their playmakers, and they did all the little things right.
They won the takeaway battle 3-0, held edges in time of possession and field position and converted 45 percent of their third downs while limiting Cleveland to 2 of 10.
Warner was outstanding for the second straight week, going 19 of 27 for 286 yards and no interceptions. He hurt an ankle late, but said it was not serious.
"Kurt is putting the ball in places where we can catch it," said Amani Toomer, who had five catches for 126 yards and helped set up two touchdowns. "I'm really happy with the way he can buy a little extra time and get the ball out."
Strahan, who played with a sore left hand, had two sacks and two fumble recoveries as the defense made life miserable for quarterback Jeff Garcia in handing the Browns (1-2) their second straight loss.
Strahan's biggest play came in the opening minutes of the second half when he recovered a fumble by Garcia at the Giants 5 with New York leading 10-0.
"That play kind of took the air out of their sails, because we went down and scored," said Strahan, who also had six tackles.
With Ron Dayne out with a calf injury, Barber rushed for 106 yards and scored on an eight-yard run in the first quarter.
The two-game winning streak matched the Giants' high for last season, when they went 4-12 under Jim Fassel.
"I think we are starting to believe in ourselves," said Giants punter Jeff Feagles, who landed four punts inside the 14-yard line in the first half. "Everybody in this league knows how important confidence is. We're getting turnovers, we're not giving the ball up and [we're] playing sound football. We're getting on a roll."
Steve Christie added field goals of 43 and 25 yards and Mike Cloud iced the game with a late five-yard touchdown run for New York.
"We had too many mistakes and penalties that erased positive plays," said Garcia, who finished 21 of 31 for 180 yards and an interception.