The Seattle Seahawks know that they were outplayed and dodged the proverbial bullet when they limped away with a win against the Giants last week.
I would think the Giants are more than ready to meet (and beat) the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow. The Giants are probably pretty angry about the Seahawk game, and they have proven to themselves that they are a high caliber team. The last time they played the Cowboys, Dallas won by a field goal in overtime. I suspect this upcoming game may not be as close as people think it will be.
This inflexibility is directly attributable to the head coach, Coughlin.
So, the Giants lose a heartbreaker (24-21) to the lowly Vikings. And the thing is, while most people are looking at the dismal performance of Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin is the one reponsible for that loss.
You read that right. The coaching was terrible. When it was obvious in the first and second quarters that Manning’s passing game was totally off, you’d think the coaching staff would readjust and not call a passing play on nearly every down. This inflexibility is directly attributable to the head coach, Coughlin.
The defense showed up and put on an outstanding performance. Any other team whose defense held their offensive opponents to only three points would have won that game. The only thing the defense didn’t do was get a touchdown… then the Giants would have won.
the Giants are practically famous for losing these type of games
I can’t believe I let half the week pass before commenting on the Giants win against the 49ers: 24-6.
Admittedly, the 49ers are having a tough season, but what’s noteworthy here is that the Giants are practically famous for losing these type of games. Good job all around by the Giants… Manning is looking a little frazzled, though.
the offense (coach Coughlin) have hopefully learned that they don’t have to pass on every down, and that defense can, indeed, win games.
Well the Giants played a really good game against Washington yesterday. Offensively and defensively (the jargon is: “on both sides of the ball”). Defensively includes the secondary which I have been less than happy with since the season started. What a job they did on Santana Moss. And the offense (coach Coughlin) have hopefully learned that they don’t have to pass on every down, and that defense can, indeed, win games.
That The Giants could win this game with the offense underperforming, and the coaching calling a pass on every down (in the 3rd quarter), and the secondary looking weaker and weaker they still managed to win this one 24-23.
What an exciting ending. That The Giants could pull a win out of this game with the offense underperforming, and the coaching calling a pass on every down (in the 3rd quarter), and the secondary looking weaker and weaker, it’s practically a miracle. 24 to 23,… it doesn’t get much sweeter than that ending.
Okay… even this NY Giants pessimist has to admit that they played a very good game on Sunday against the Rams. Big kudos to Manning, Buress, and Barber. I’m still, very nervous about the secondary though. And I saw what a three man rush can do… it can create an interception but… It’s still a big gamble. Did I mention that I hate the three man rush.
Watched the Giants last night. Why did I do that? I guess because I tend to have masochistic tendencies. Or maybe because I think the coaches will do a good job… I’m not sure.
So, for those who didn’t see the game, the defense totally fell apart and though they successfully stopped the running game two weeks in a row, they could not stop it or the passing game last night. (BTW, to the Chargers fans who posed as game announcers of last night’s game… Tomlinson is a good back, but there’s only one LT).
Surprisingly (especially when you see the score of 45-23), the offense looked good… especially Eli Manning (I wish they had run Tiki more). It was the defense that let everybody down… again, the secondary did not help matters.
Well, let’s see if they can get their act together in time to play the Rams next week at home. Just remember the old saying, “Offense fills the stands, but defense wins games.“
The Giants won, so I really should not have anything to complain about, but it’s the way they won that bothers me. What would have happened if the Saints had not made so many mistakes?
Call me a perfectionist, but the offense still looks a little anemic to me and on defense, the secondary is giving up “third and long” way too often. Which brings up another question: What exactly is the purpose of using a three man rush??? Nothing good ever happens with it and the quarerback usually has all day and part of next week to decide where to throw the ball.
Okay,… I’ll let up… They’re two and Oh. I’m happy.