Coming off an embarrassing home shutout against the Seattle Seahawks last week, no one knew what to expect from the New York Giants this week. But New York hung on through a second-half swoon, and Big Blue defeated the Detroit Lions 23-20 in overtime at Ford Field.
We are giving out three defensive game balls for the first time ever. How can you leave out Justin Tuck with a career-high four sacks or Jon Beason for his 17 tackles or Will Hill for stealing the ball from Pierre Garcon on fourth down at the Giants 49 with 1:19 left?
The Giants are soldiering on with postseason hopes alive in December, having won five of six, while the Washington Redskins are officially going nowhere.
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.
The Giants’ chances of winning the NFC East would be slim if they lose, and seven losses might not be good enough to make the playoffs as a wild card.
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.
It was another week, another late-game meltdown and another loss.
Hill played in 12 games last season but missed four games while serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on PEDs.
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants are each desperate for a victory on Sunday, so any advantage can prove helpful. With that in mind, this week’s injury report hands a decided advantage to the Eagles, which shows only two players on it. Meanwhile, the New York Giants had eight players who did not practice, in addition to the pending trade of Jon Beason to work with heading into week five.
Quarterback David Carr, running back Ryan Torian, safety Tyler Sash and offensive tackle Selvish Capers were among notable players cut by the Giants on Saturday.
For now, it leaves the Giants without the starting safeties from a year ago, with strong safety Antrel Rolle still out with a sprained ankle.
The 23-year-old Hill would miss the opening four games of the season if he makes the team. He said he has not used any banned substances this year.
So begins the battle to become football’s first team to reach a Super Bowl played in its own back yard.
Hill has been suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance of abuse policy, his second drug suspension in two years.
To say that Brown has earned a permanent starting spot in the Giants’ secondary next year is a gross understatement. The man has been a virtual turnover machine since stepping in full time on October 7 against Cleveland.