We are giving out three defensive game balls for the first time ever. How can you leave out Justin Tuck with a career-high four sacks or Jon Beason for his 17 tackles or Will Hill for stealing the ball from Pierre Garcon on fourth down at the Giants 49 with 1:19 left?
The Giants are soldiering on with postseason hopes alive in December, having won five of six, while the Washington Redskins are officially going nowhere.
The New York Giants remained in the playoff hunt with a come from behind victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football. Robert Griffin III started hot, but cooled off as Justin Tuck rattled the Redskins quarterback with four sacks. Meanwhile Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed 22 of 28 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown, as New York improved to 5-7 on the season.
Eli Manning completed 22 of 28 passes for 235 yards, and Justin Tuck had four sacks to help shut down Robert Griffin III in the second half Sunday night, leading the New York Giants to a 24-17 win over the Washington Redskins.
While Rex Ryan continues to thwart the ever-growing (and ever-silly) notion that Matt Simms is some kind of answer to the Jets’ quarterback question, we turn now to the Giants and their problems.
Hatcher sported fake blood on his face and wrote the following caption next to his picture: “They say blood would be shed. Just finished eating a giant. #actionspeaklouderthanwords.”
The Cowboys started the Giants’ season-opening nightmare on a warm night in September and they pretty much ended New York’s dream of a miracle comeback on a cold blustery night in November.
“I read the formation, the tight end, how he was set, and I caught the ball,” said Pierre-Paul, who told teammates in the huddle before the play that he was going to pick the pass.
You get the idea that nothing is ever going to be pretty in this Giants season. Then again, division races aren’t decided on looks and personality. Wins are all that count.
Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles and Matt Forte have all tested the Giants’ front seven and come up with no more than 67 yards. Peterson had it the toughest, being limited to 28.
The New York Football Giants had their worst start since 1976, and the team did not get its first win until Week 7 of the regular season. After beating the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, the G-men went down to Philadelphia and defeated the Eagles 15-7 to complete their first half at 2-6. With eight games remaining, including three with division rivals, Dallas and Washington, New York still has eyes on a division title. Here are five players who will need to be productive in order for the Giants to compete.
Sometimes a run ends, no matter who leads it. Yet the message remains the same with the Giants, and that message resonates just as loudly in loss as it does in victory.
Coach Tom Coughlin’s team played what may have been its most complete game of the season, albeit with flaws. So let’s hand out some game balls and gassers.
For the first time this season, the Giants are going to be able to watch the videotapes of a game and have something to smile about.
Forget about it. The mission no longer is about saving New York’s playoff hopes, it’s about finding out which pieces need to be part of the new foundation.