Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning clearly must have Thursday night’s game. Because once they get done with the Redskins, they face a series of challenges that have the potential to send them to another season of despair.
The New York Football Giants were able to chalk one up in the win column on Sunday, as the squad raised its record to 1-2 on the season. The Washington Redskins have an identical 1-2 record, after losing a heart-breaker 37-34 at Philadelphia on Sunday. Both team face a short turnaround in preparing for their Thursday night battle.
After a couple off iffy performances, the 11-year veteran hit 75 percent of his passes (21 of 28), threw two touchdowns and did not turn the ball over in a 30-17 win over Houston on Sunday. His quarterback rating was a whopping 123.2.
The only full day of practice will be on Tuesday, and coach Tom Coughlin said nothing will be done at full speed with Washington on tap Thursday.
It just might have worked as the Giants got their first win of the season, which prompted Craig to imagine what it might have sounded like…
Tom Coughlin still believes in the New York Giants. With the season seemingly slipping away after a second straight 0-2 start, Coughlin didn’t hesitate Monday to say that this team can turn things around.
Turnovers. Penalties. Missed tackles. Little offense. All the ingredients are in place for Big Blue to miss the playoffs for a third straight season, and even possibly match last season’s 0-6 start.
Only time will tell, but you would think it’s critical for the Giants — particularly the offense — to get off to a good start in their home opener on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
The star wide receiver, one of the Giants’ five team captains, knows that targeting him just twice in the first half is not a winning formula.
Even when the Giants finally scored their first touchdown, they needed four plays to reach the end zone from a yard out. And that was one of the highlights.
A loss in the opening week of the season can be a lot more important for teams that are not established. The Giants should have an opportunity to learn a bit more about their identity in their opener tonight against Detroit.
Let the Giants season begin. How it ends, nobody knows. But starting off with a win would bring a lot of peace to a lot of minds, not the least of which belongs to Tom Coughlin.
The consensus seems to be the Giants are rancid and the Jets are rising. In Wall Street vernacular, the world is bullish on the Jets, but bears on the Giants. But haven’t we heard this before?
For anyone who thinks Tom Coughlin is on the hot seat because the New York Giants have missed the playoffs the past two seasons, guess again.
The Detroit Lions and the New York Giants are polar opposites when comparing NFL franchises.