No one was more pleased with the Giants than Adam Merchant. The 15-year-old fan from Barre, Vt., attended Friday’s practice and Sunday’s game, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Steelers shocked the Giants by rallying for a 24-20 victory at MetLife Stadium.
The lead was 23-0, but it was not enough. Somehow, the Giants allowed the Dallas Cowboys to score 24 consecutive points before getting two Lawrence Tynes field goals in the fourth quarter to pull it out, 29-24. Let’s take a review of the ballgame.
The Giants kept their undefeated record at Cowboys Stadium alive as they hung and defeated their rivals 29-24.
Victor Cruz had seven catches for 131 yards, including a 77-yard TD on a post that won the game with 1:13 left. And midway through the third quarter, Joseph jarred the ball free from RB Alfred Morris at the Giants’ 39 with the score tied at 13.
“It was going to take a full team,” Manning said. “Offense, defense and special teams all played really good football, and I think that was by far our best performance as a team.”
The performance was so dominant Sunday that Candlestick Park was filled with a chant of “Let’s go Giants!” with nearly 4 minutes to play.
“I think we’re still kind of getting through the bumps and bruises of the season, and I think we’re going to be alright,” Cruz said. “I think we’re getting to the chunk of our schedule in these upcoming weeks, and I think we’ll be OK.”
With the game down to the wire, which kicker would you want attempting a final-second field goal? Pick a side!
Eli Manning joined Mike Francesa a day after the Giants’ loss to the Eagles on Sunday night. He shared his thoughts on the tough defeat, which ended on a missed 54-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes.
The tragic number for the Giants was 2. As in the number of chances Lawrence Tynes got to kick the potential game-winning field goal. As in the number of times he missed. As in the number of feet his attempt was short on the one that counted.
When Lawrence Tynes got a do-over, LeSean McCoy couldn’t watch. “I was so nervous, praying please let him miss it,” McCoy said. Well, he did.
Tynes missed two field-goal tries from 54 yards with 15 seconds left and the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 19-17 victory.
Nobody could have seen this coming. Not coach Tom Coughlin nor his players. The Giants simply crushed the Panthers on both sides of the ball.
Andre Brown is determined to find a lasting home in the NFL with the team that originally drafted him — the Giants. If he keeps playing like he did Thursday night, he just might.