Eli Manning and Antrel Rolle won’t make excuses for the Giants failing to make the playoffs this season. But they do like the fact that the team is playing hard with nothing to play for.
Coming off an embarrassing home shutout against the Seattle Seahawks last week, no one knew what to expect from the New York Giants this week. But New York hung on through a second-half swoon, and Big Blue defeated the Detroit Lions 23-20 in overtime at Ford Field.
Josh Brown’s 45-yard overtime field goal lifted the Giants to a 23-20 win over Detroit. The Lions are now eliminated from postseason contention.
Jim Schwartz started the season on the hot seat and it might be scalding after another collapse. Losing four of five has likely hurt his job security.
The Lions have taken more undisciplined penalties than any other team in football throughout Schwartz’s tenure. Whether it’s a motion or offside penalty before the snap or an unnecessary roughness or a late hit call after the play, Schwartz’s team never seems to learn.
For the third straight week, the Giants are playing an opponent who faces a must-win situation to either remain in playoff contention or while attempting to enhance its postseason seeding.
Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine — yes, nine — professional sports teams, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football and basketball.
Imagine all the happy people from out of town, all flocked together since Thursday for a big Super Bowl weekend being told, “Sorry, game’s off. Come back next week.”
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.