Tom Coughlin knows it. His players know it. The Giants have built a 6-3 record and own a two-game lead in the NFC East without having consistently played championship-caliber football.
Coach Tom Coughlin always reminds his team to “finish,” but they wasted a 20-10 lead by allowing two touchdown drives to lose this one.
Eli and Big Ben have two Super Bowl rings apiece and share admiration for one another as they enhance the luster of their draft class when they face each other on Sunday.
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’ best motivation of all? The fact that they played their ‘C’ game against the Cowboys in Week 1. Watch out, Dallas.
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.
The Redskins possess the NFL’s most dynamic rookie in quarterback Robert Griffin III. And if that’s not enough, the Giants need to remember how they were swept by a subpar Redskins team last season. So here are three matchups to watch.
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.
Perhaps the only thing missing from this game are the stakes – it’s only the sixth week of the regular season, although it’s very possible the winner will be able to call upon this result to help gain a tiebreaker advantage for the playoffs.
Sometimes, these things are just too easy. Bradshaw put up career-highs with 30 carries and 200 yards to go with a touchdown.
Despite an injury report that includes 13 names, the Giants are more talented than most. And they cannot afford to dip under sea level with the gauntlet of a schedule they’ll have to face, beginning next week in San Francisco.
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.
There’s no more important factor in evaluating Sunday night’s Giants-Eagles game: the offensive lines for each team will write the script for this contest.
Ahmad Bradshaw and Hakeem Nicks are ready to play on Sunday against the Eagles.
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.