Justin Tuck called it a funny year. He and his New York Giants teammates weren’t laughing. There will be no repeat championship for the Giants, not even a playoff berth. A 9-7 season wasn’t good enough this time around. The Giants saw their playoff hopes end Sunday, minutes after a 42-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles when Chicago beat Detroit 26-24.
“It happens that way,” Tuck said after the Giants rebounded from two bad losses and routed the Eagles in what might have been Andy Reid’s final game at coach. “I’ve been 10-6 and not made the playoffs. You’ve got to win the ones you’re supposed to. That’s why the division games mean so much. If we’d won the division games, we’d still be in the driver’s seat.” Instead, they are headed home early.
“We are certainly disappointed we are not in the playoffs,” coach Tom Coughlin said after New York missed the postseason for the third time in four years. “Our goal was certainly to be there. Our goal was to win the division. We didn’t do that either. We won nine games and there is no way anyone can talk us out of that. We do have the nine wins, but it’s not good enough.”
Per: CBS Sports
Although the Giants fell short, they fought and showed pride. They could have folded and lost, but they played for pride and won big. While it’s a small consolation, it was good to see. We will be talking a ton in the near future about this upcoming off-season which will sure be interesting. Rant away, Gabbers.