Tweet Throwdown! Considering expectations, which team was more disappointing in 2012 — the Giants or Jets?
The Giants’ annual blueprint for much of Tom Coughlin’s tenure has been a perilous playoff tightrope. And Sunday they finally slipped and plunged flat on their faces.
Despite getting a career-best five touchdown passes from Eli Manning, New York’s playoff hopes ended Sunday minutes after a 42-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles when Chicago beat Detroit 26-24.
The only real answer to the current question is simple. Sometimes, things just don’t fall right, even for a defending Super Bowl champion.
Coughlin may be disappointed and he is probably angry. However, his team should not be broken up.
The residents, including about 200 students from the school system, formed a gantlet to welcome players from both teams before the game.
A contingent of teachers, parents and students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will be honored before Sunday’s Giants game against the Eagles at MetLife Stadium.
It’s not totally out of the question that the Giants will get the help they need. But first, Big Blue will need to take care of their own business.
A year after carrying the Giants to their second Super Bowl title in five seasons, New York’s defense is one of the major reasons the team is on the verge of missing the playoffs.
Pride. Honor. Dignity. You know exactly where a team stands when coaches use these terms. In other areas of life, they are qualities by which one tries to build a life. When a football coach uses them, it means that his team is most likely losing.
“That is what I talked to our team (about) this morning — pride, honor, dignity,” Coughlin said. “Play the game that we are capable of playing, finish the season with a game we can all be proud of.”
The Giants need lots and lots of help to make the playoffs. But none of it will matter if New York can’t get its act together and beat the Eagles in Sunday’s home finale at MetLife Stadium.
Ernie Palladino plays Santa and hands out Christmas presents to New York sports icons.
The Giants aren’t giving up despite not being in control of their playoff destiny.
The Giants have no one to blame but themselves after the Ravens dismantled the G-Men on Sunday?