The New York Football Giants hope that earning their first victory of the season on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings will be a springboard to greater success in the second half of the 2013 NFL season. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles found out on Sunday that they are not ready for prime time, as the Birds fell to the rival Cowboys 17-3. These two longtime rivals renew pleasantries in Philadelphia this Sunday.
There are a large number of high-profile players who, due to injuries or poor performance, disappointed last season. Here are 10 who are poised to return to form this year.
No tackling is new to the Eagles, but it’s become normal around the NFL. Teams have been trending toward less physical camps in recent years, especially after the new collective bargaining agreement limited the number of practices and hitting.
“I don’t think there’s any question about it,” Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said when asked if Antrelle Rolle would play.
Justin Tuck is looking forward to the Giants’ rivalry match-up with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Will David Wilson look as fast and slippery as he did in minicamp? Will Osi Umenyiora come out on fire for possibly his last training camp in a Giants uniform? What about overall depth? It’s all out there, answers and all.
There’s a saying that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, but the Jets are proving that to be just a myth.
“I’m expecting to see his best,” said Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Remember those brutally boring first quarters when the Jets couldn’t get much going? Well, those are so four weeks ago.
If I so much as hear a Jets fan mention the Giants on Christmas Eve at MetLife Stadium before next Sunday at around 7:30 p.m., I’ll turn your home into a coal mine.
The feeling of euphoria and invincibility the Giants had after beating the Patriots two weeks ago? Yeah, that’s gone. Long gone.
The Giants are on the descent, an annual ritual among faithful watchers of Big Blue. And it’s their own fault.
Tom Coughlin didn’t mince words. “This is as big a disappointment as we have had around here in a long time,” he said after the Giants’ poor showing Sunday night.
Last year, the Eagles destroyed the Giants’ season with a 28-point onslaught in the final seven minutes. This time, Andy Reid’s team used a slow and excruciating method to hurt Big Blue once again.
There was quite a bit made this morning about the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on the Eagles’ DeSean Jackson in the 2nd quarter last night for taunting the Giants sideline. A penalty that ended up costing the Eagles a 50-yard pass play.