The San Diego Chargers ended the Giants’ playoff hopes by defeating New York 37-14 on Sunday.
Eli Manning claims he can’t even remember why Archie Manning told the Chargers not to take his son with the No. 1 pick overall in 2004.
It’s a shame there won’t be more on the line when Eli Manning and the Giants take on Philip Rivers and the Chargers 10 years later.
Eli Manning doesn’t feel comfortable talking about why he and his family didn’t want him to play in San Diego in 2004. It’s in the past, and he’ll keep it there.
While Rex Ryan continues to thwart the ever-growing (and ever-silly) notion that Matt Simms is some kind of answer to the Jets’ quarterback question, we turn now to the Giants and their problems.
For the second week in a row, a New York football team has a chance to save its season at MetLife Stadium. Can the Jets do what the Giants could not?
“Talk is cheap,” Coughlin said. “Play the game. I don’t see anything that gets accomplished by the verbalization part of it. We’ve never been a team that has been one to provide bulletin-board material.”
Don’t even bother mentioning whether losing hope is an option for the Giants in the wake of their gut-wrenching 24-21 last-second loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.
The Cowboys started the Giants’ season-opening nightmare on a warm night in September and they pretty much ended New York’s dream of a miracle comeback on a cold blustery night in November.
Rueben Randle has caught six touchdown passes in the last six games to take over the team lead. No other Giants receiver has caught a TD in that span.
Because the Giants never lost faith and always believed, here they are, on Sunday, with a chance they could have only hoped for a month ago.
The offensive line has stabilized. The running game is finally making strides, and Manning and his receivers are using quick, short passes to take what defenses offer instead of forcing plays over the top.
While beating Green Bay was huge, the Giants’ winning streak does have its critics. New York has basically beaten teams playing with either backup quarterbacks or ones that are hurt.
Who would have imagined three months ago that the Jets would be in the wild-card hunt? (Sunday’s blowout notwithstanding.) And who could have thought one month ago that the Giants would be back in the race? (Besides Antrel Rolle.)
It was the Giants’ most complete game of the season. Coach Tom Coughlin was so pleased with the team’s fourth straight win that he allowed them to have a “victory Monday.”