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.
Nicks was limited at practice on Friday and was listed as questionable for the game.
Andre Brown set career highs with 30 carries and 115 yards while running for the go-ahead 1-yard TD late in the third quarter — and he wasn’t activated until this past week.
It’s hard to imagine how a game during the first week of November can be identified as a “must win,” but the Giants are facing what are – for all practical purposes – three “must win” games in a row.
Running back David Wilson’s second season with the Giants is over and his career might be in doubt because of a neck injury.
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.
“Obviously no one in this division is running away with anything, and you never know what can happen,” Manning told WFAN host Mike Francesa. “We’ve got a lot of football (left), and (we’re) not too far behind.”
The Giants have pointed the arrow in the right direction over the past two weeks, although there’s still much work to be done following Sunday’s 15-7 road victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
After starting the season 0-6, the New York Football Giants have won two games in a row. New York’s defense once again did not allow a touchdown, as Michael Vick re-injured his hamstring, and rookie Matt Barkley could not rally his troops as the Giants defeated the Eagles 15-7 in Philadelphia. The win raised New York’s record to 2-6, while Philadelphia fell to 3-5 on the season.
Oh, the possibilities of what might have been had the Giants received similar efforts from the get-go. Instead, they head into the bye at 2-6, thinking about how they might scrape their way to .500.
It’s now up to Peyton Hillis to handle a large workload at running back for the 1-6 Giants.
The Eagles will attempt to snap a franchise-worst, nine-game losing streak at home when the Giants visit “The Linc” on Sunday.
The New York Football Giants seek to extend their winning streak to a modest two games as the team faces the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Giants fluid offensive line situation changed again this week, after starting center David Baas was placed on season ending injured reserve. The Eagles enter the contest relatively healthy, although last week’s starting quarterback, Nick Foles, is likely out with a concussion.
How much will Vick be inclined to run after the injury? Usually, his most dangerous scrambles against the Giants are between the hash marks — which is where Beason now roams.
The New York Football Giants hope that earning their first victory of the season on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings will be a springboard to greater success in the second half of the 2013 NFL season. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles found out on Sunday that they are not ready for prime time, as the Birds fell to the rival Cowboys 17-3. These two longtime rivals renew pleasantries in Philadelphia this Sunday.