Giants win 42-7, but miss playoffs

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.

 


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4 Responses to “Giants win 42-7, but miss playoffs”

  1. […] Justin Tuck called it a funny year. He and his New York Giants teammates weren’t laughing. TSee all stories on this topic » […]

  2. Kaz says:

    This year proved you can never have enough pass rushers. Everyone thought the Giants were set with this D-line and they were not. Its hard to blame a season like this on one player or group of players, but the majority of the blame has to fall on the DEs. Will be interesting to start looking into this draft a little and finding hidden gems. Just gives us another need at a position that I thought we had covered.

    • Jason C. says:

      The DEs weren’t the problem. When a team gameplans for a consistent 4 man rush by keeping 6 players available to block and then in turn pick apart a soft zone defense, how could you blame the DEs? Look at what happened in the Eagles game, Fewell sent multiple blitz packages, the rush was coming from all over the field, and the pressure was there. You NEED to keep things interesting and when they do, they win. Hopefully Fewell keeps this in mind for next year and success could be closer than we expect.

      • Kaz says:

        what changed from last year then? No teams brought 6 to block our Dline? You cannot look at the Eagles game. Vick missed open receivers left and right, resulting in INTs. Have to understand that our line is expected to get to the QB regardless of the protection. It did not, and I am afraid the skill is not there to do so. If it is not the skill, it is the heart. No rush led to the opposing QBs taking advantage of our secondary that was probably better than last years. If we want to build a defense around a defensive line, it has to perform, plain and simple.

        You can preach game plan all you want but CBanks continuously states that there are plenty of pass rushers in the league that have game plans going against them. SF, Cinci, Hou. They continue to get to the QB. Is preparation the problem? If it is, that’s an issue that needed to be addressed months ago.

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