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.”
Andre Brown set career highs with 30 carries and 115 yards while running for the go-ahead 1-yard TD late in the third quarter — and he wasn’t activated until this past week.
After an 0-6 start to the season, the Giants (3-6) are suddenly only 1½ games behind Dallas and Philadelphia in the division, and only one back in the loss column.
It certainly was not pretty, but at this point in the season, style points do not matter. The New York Giants played rope-a-dope with the Oakland Raiders, and running back Andre Brown delivered the knockout punch in New York’s 24-20 victory over the Silver and Black on Sunday in a windy MetLife Stadium.
You get the idea that nothing is ever going to be pretty in this Giants season. Then again, division races aren’t decided on looks and personality. Wins are all that count.
What can’t Brown do for you? Andre Brown led the way with a 115-yard performance in Sunday’s 24-20 win over the Raiders.
Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles and Matt Forte have all tested the Giants’ front seven and come up with no more than 67 yards. Peterson had it the toughest, being limited to 28.
It’s hard to imagine how a game during the first week of November can be identified as a “must win,” but the Giants are facing what are – for all practical purposes – three “must win” games in a row.
Running back David Wilson’s second season with the Giants is over and his career might be in doubt because of a neck injury.
After spending the last 10 weeks on recallable injured reserve with a second broken leg in less than a year, all Brown cares about is playing against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
The New York Football Giants had their worst start since 1976, and the team did not get its first win until Week 7 of the regular season. After beating the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, the G-men went down to Philadelphia and defeated the Eagles 15-7 to complete their first half at 2-6. With eight games remaining, including three with division rivals, Dallas and Washington, New York still has eyes on a division title. Here are five players who will need to be productive in order for the Giants to compete.
After starting the season 0-6, the New York Football Giants have won their past two games and head into their bye week trailing division leading Dallas by just two games. The Giants 15-7 victory over their division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, thrust New York back into the NFC East race. With a rematch with the Dallas Cowboys at home, and two games left with the Washington Redskins, do the Giants have a chance to still win the division?