In reality I do not know if either of these plays really affected much, but I think that these two plays really did, in essence show a change of the times.
On Gio's touchdown run, everyone makes the case about Gio's cutting ability and vision, which by the way is absolutely phenomenal. However, the end of the play is what was the best to me. Seeing big Andre Smith take number 98 and move him from the five yard line, all the way back to the back of the end zone and END the play was awesome in my mind. We also talked about how lazy Andre and how he gave up on plays and was always out of shape. If you watch after the play is over and Andre is getting up from pushing the DT all the way back, Anthony Collins gets hyped, not at Gio for the TD but at Smith for totally dominating his man.
The second is the block that AJ put on Ike Taylor to finish Gio's TD run. Its not often that on of the best WR in the game can take a pro bowl corner and literally drive him out of bounds the way AJ did. It was not just a "let me get in front of you so it looks like I am really blocking" block. Instead he totally man-handled Taylor out of bounds.
Like I said, I am not sure that either of these plays really had any impact on the TD scores, but they did show me that we finish plays, unlike Week 1. And they are from some of our best players, physically man-handling opponents at times.