Cruz injured his left knee and suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to Seattle. He underwent an arthroscopic debridement of the knee on Thursday afternoon.
For the first time – at least publicly – a rift could be developing between the struggling, mistake-prone offense and a defense that has been asked time and time again to keep the team in games.
Are Eli Manning’s best years behind him? He says he understands why some may think that, but he’s not about to say they are right.
The offense never got into gear, failing to cross the 50 until nearly seven minutes remained in the game.
The Giants have nothing left to play for but pride, and that’s not going very well. So is it time for a benching? Specifically, struggling QB Eli Manning? WFAN’s Craig Carton thinks so.
The Seattle Seahawks came to the Big Apple looking to maintain its position as the top seed in the NFC playoff hunt. The New York Giants had very little to play for, since they were eliminated from playoff contention last week. Seattle dominated New York defensively and shut out the G-men, 23-0, in a lackluster affair at MetLife Stadium.
It’s been that kind of year for the Giants. A year of bangs and bruises, of boneheaded throws, of subpar performances.
Tom Coughlin has had enough with the Giants’ offense. “Pathetic” was the word Coughlin used after the Giants (5-9) were limited to 181 total yards on Sunday and were shut out by the Seahawks.
The Seattle Seahawks picked off five Eli Manning passes and manhandled the New York Giants 23-0 Sunday.
Cruz was injured trying to catch a third-and-8 pass from Eli Manning late in the third quarter. He jumped and got his hands on the ball and hit his head on the turf when he landed.
In the past week, Geno Smith took an important step. He readjusted his game, at the urging of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, and stopped trying to be perfect. He got back to running with the football. He played more freely.
“I didn’t even notice it was down,” Giants quarterback Eli Manning said Wednesday. “I didn’t really notice when it was up, either.”
Giants QB Eli Manning is known to be mellow and unassuming. Heck, even his nickname is “Easy.” But Archie Manning says losing is anything but that for his youngest son.
“We’ve gotta finish this year,” Manning said. “No one knows what’s gonna happen next year, who’s gonna be around or not. That’s the game of football. Things can change quickly.”
The loud thud you just heard should not come as any surprise. The Giants, who lost any realistic hope of making the playoffs two weeks ago against Dallas, sealed their fate with a dismal 37-14 loss to the Chargers.