The Giants’ linebacker starred at Boston College in the heart of Patriots’ territory, played his entire career in the shadow of New York and now will get the chance to go home to Indianapolis to finally play in the NFL’s biggest game.
So now we know. Tom Coughlin is superstitious. Well, a small part of him, anyway.
Call it unfinished business. Or revenge, if you will. The Giants dominated the Green Bay Packers en route to a 37-20 victory in the NFC Divisional playoffs on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Yep, wild-card week is here — and the trash talk is underway.
After a season of inconsistency and disappointments, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants play one game that will make the winner forget the frustrations of the regular season and send the other home for a long rest.
After missing the last month, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is optimistic about his status Sunday night. He’s also noncommittal about it.
What the 7-7 Giants need now is not some safety yammering endlessly on the radio. They need a leader.
The Jets are desperate for a win now, and Rex Ryan made it clear he’s not here to make friends.
As collectively embarrassed as the Giants appeared over their no-show performance against Washington, their Christmas Eve matchup with the Jets is making them quickly forget that debacle.
It’s one thing to say the Giants still have their playoff destiny in their own hands. It’s another believing they will do anything with it.
It’s no secret the Giants need some major help going into Sunday’s game against the unbeaten Green Bay Packers.
The last three games may have been only the beginning of the ugliness.
Coach Tom Coughlin made no excuses for how his Giants, specifically, the offense, failed to bring the proper intensity needed to beat the desperate Philadelphia Eagles. The horror show was all on tape, anyway.
Tom Coughlin didn’t mince words. “This is as big a disappointment as we have had around here in a long time,” he said after the Giants’ poor showing Sunday night.
There’s so much to be said about the Giants’ 24-20 victory Sunday in Foxboro, although the most important fact is they are 6-2 and still have a tough mountain to climb before the season is over. No playoff spots have been clinched.