The fourth quarter contained the worst infractions: a punt return allowed for a TD, four dropped passes and two lost fumbles.
The 2014 season is beginning like a repeat of the 2013 campaign for the New York Football Giants. Even with Arizona starting quarterback Carson Palmer sidelined with a bad shoulder, the G-men could not take advantage of backup Drew Stanton seeing his first action since 2010 and handed the Cardinals a 25-14 victory at the Meadowlands.
The New York Giants head into their home opener relatively healthy, with the exception of punter Steve Weatherford, who suffered torn ligaments in his ankle against Detroit on Monday. For the Arizona Cardinals, starting running back Andre Ellington has not practiced much this week, and quarterback Carson Palmer is questionable with a sore right shoulder.
Even when the Giants finally scored their first touchdown, they needed four plays to reach the end zone from a yard out. And that was one of the highlights.
The New York Giants were doomed for failure in 2013 by starting the season with an 0-6 record. In 2014, there are plenty of new faces in the fold, but Big Blue once again laid an egg on opening day, losing to Detroit 35-14 in a Monday Night Football dud.
Forget last year’s disappointment. Forget the struggling offense. Forget the predictions that the Eagles will win the NFC East. Throw it all out the window. That’s what Jason Pierre-Paul is doing.
After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants aren’t one of the morning-line favorites to get back to the postseason.
It might be time to stop worrying about New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
Big Blue coach Tom Coughlin knows what to do with last season’s 7-9 record. Let it burn, baby!
Are you ready for some football? What kind of question is that?! The “Boomer & Carton” show is all about giving the audience what it wants.
A lot of veterans have left, and these two expect some players to step up big — including themselves.
The key to the Giants’ 2014 season could very well hinge on how well they adapt to the new West Coast offense being installed by new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is out to prove his doubters wrong this season: “I got something to prove this year and shut a whole bunch of people up.”
The New York Giants missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, compiling a 7-9 record in 2013. It was only the second losing record under the leadership of Tom Coughlin as Giants head coach, who took command of the team in 2004. As the franchise’s leadership met the media after the final game of the season, one question was seemingly answered, while several other questions remained unanswered.
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz expects to recover from knee surgery in time to take part in offseason workouts in the spring.