The New York Football Giants traveled to Philadelphia for a prime time battle with the Eagles that would help determine NFC East supremacy. But New York started out poorly on defense, and the offense and special teams soon followed suit as the G-men got manhandled by the Eagles 27-0.
“Please stop, you’re scaring me!” Manning says. “This is horrible! I can’t see a thing! Somebody, please, fix my underwear. I’m so scared! Get me out of Philadelphia!”
Beat the Eagles on Sunday and the noise in the locker room will inevitably get louder. What a change from just a year ago.
The Giants (3-2) are back and ready to make a run at the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. And the next two weeks should tell the story.
Hold your horses big fella. You haven’t become a household name just yet. That’s the message Eli Manning is sending to rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
You refused to listen two weeks ago. But we’ll say it again. The Giants are legit. They didn’t panic at 0-2, and now they are 3-2.
Three strong teams in the Giants’ division once again. It may be the NFL’s most shocking on-the-field development this season.
The New York Giants unleashed their newest weapon, Odell Beckham, Jr., and the rookie speedster was certainly worth the wait. Beckham caught his first NFL pass, as well as his first NFL touchdown, and provided a much-needed offensive lift. After a mediocre first half, the Giants’ defense clamped down on Matt Ryan and company, and New York won going away, 30-20, at MetLife Stadium.
In other years, it would have been just like Big Blue to lose this game against the banged-up Falcons. Not in 2014, though. Not on Sunday.
That left-over feeling of ‘what can go wrong next’ from last season is being replaced with that belief that somehow, someone is going to make a play to win the game.
Matt Ryan guides one of the NFL’s best offenses, though how the Atlanta Falcons will function with the ball now is a serious question mark due to a depleted offensive line.
They hit the switch during Wednesday’s practice. Everybody on the 53-man roster participated and the players discovered their swagger as they prepared for Sunday’s home meeting with the Falcons.
The Falcons have set a tone for their season: it appears they are going to be quite formidable at home, and rather timid when they go on the road.
The New York Giants have certainly not seen a return on their investment in Odell Beckham, Jr. Beckham, selected 12th overall in the May NFL draft from LSU, has not played in a game this season, something that he hopes changes this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
My premise then and now is simple. The Giants are stable, a fixed totem pole where no one is jostling for all the credit or the glory. The Jets, by contrast, have fatal holes in their hierarchy.