EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Even though they are hurting, there is no quit in the New York Giants.
Don’t even bother mentioning whether losing hope is an option for the Giants (4-7) in the wake of their gut-wrenching 24-21 last-second loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Running back Andre Brown glared when asked “Why bother” if the chances of making the playoffs are slim even with a season-ending five-game winning streak.
“No, man,” an annoyed Brown said. “We’re still going to go out here and we’re going to fight. You never know what’s going to happen at the end of the season. Go out there and get hot again and go out there and play games and win. Hopefully some things fall into our laps where we can go out there and play in the playoffs.”
When asked about even a couple of players letting down, Brown was adamant.
“No giving up over here, if that’s what you’re trying to say,” said the running back, who rushed for 127 yards in the loss. “We’re not going to do that. We’re going to go out here and we’re going to continue to fight. ”
The way the NFC has gone this season, the players feel anything can happen. If they win out, teams have made the playoffs with a 9-7 record. The Giants did it two seasons ago and won a Super Bowl. The problem is they won the NFC East with that record.
“Our mindset right now is we have to win our next five,” quarterback Eli Manning said Monday on WFAN radio. “We gotta win ‘em all to give us a shot. We’ll need some help in the division, with a couple of teams in the division losing. We got Washington this week and we gotta handle our business.”