The Giants and San Diego Chargers own identical 5-7 records, although San Diego’s postseason chances are a bit better than those of the Giants. Regardless, this season will be considered a disappointment for both organizations.
We are giving out three defensive game balls for the first time ever. How can you leave out Justin Tuck with a career-high four sacks or Jon Beason for his 17 tackles or Will Hill for stealing the ball from Pierre Garcon on fourth down at the Giants 49 with 1:19 left?
The Giants are soldiering on with postseason hopes alive in December, having won five of six, while the Washington Redskins are officially going nowhere.
The New York Giants remained in the playoff hunt with a come from behind victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football. Robert Griffin III started hot, but cooled off as Justin Tuck rattled the Redskins quarterback with four sacks. Meanwhile Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed 22 of 28 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown, as New York improved to 5-7 on the season.
Washington coach Mike Shanahan already has thrown down the gauntlet in threatening some of his players’ future employment.
Don’t even bother mentioning whether losing hope is an option for the Giants in the wake of their gut-wrenching 24-21 last-second loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.
Good teams, playoff teams, do not continue to make enough mistakes to lose games. The Giants (4-7) have learned that the hard way this season.
The Giants’ chances of winning the NFC East would be slim if they lose, and seven losses might not be good enough to make the playoffs as a wild card.
Because the Giants never lost faith and always believed, here they are, on Sunday, with a chance they could have only hoped for a month ago.
Giants running back Andre Brown woke up a little early so he could join the guys on this football Friday edition of a little thing we like to call the Boomer & Carton Morning Extravaganza.
The offensive line has stabilized. The running game is finally making strides, and Manning and his receivers are using quick, short passes to take what defenses offer instead of forcing plays over the top.
While beating Green Bay was huge, the Giants’ winning streak does have its critics. New York has basically beaten teams playing with either backup quarterbacks or ones that are hurt.
Heading into this week, Manning is ranked 31st among NFL passers with a 68.5 quarterback rating. The only player lower than him in the NFC is Josh Freeman.
Who saw this Giants season coming? It defies some sort of football logic that Jon Beason, Terrell Thomas and Andre Brown are big reasons Big Blue still has a pulse.
Eli Manning told Mike Francesa: “We feel if we take care of our business — if we win these games, we’ll be in a good spot to make the playoffs.”