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Oh, no! Giant’s Season Over!

Yes, that’s what I said: the NY Giants season is over. Do I actually believe that? No. Absolutely not! But I’ve been reading the blogs and listening to talk-radio and it sure seems like a lot of people do. How could Eli throw those interceptions? Why did Coughlin bench Wilson? Why did they lose Andre Brown in a meaningless preseason game?

Was it a sloppy game filled with way too many mistakes? Yes. But were the Cowboys really that much sharper than the Giants? If they were, the score would have been 28-3 at half-time instead of 13-10 and 45-3 instead of 36-31 by game’s end. The Giants were in contention all game and lost by only five points. And keep in mind; Dallas had been focused on Sunday night’s game since the NFL schedule came out last spring.

They were sick of the Giants being 4-0 at the Jerry-Jones-Dome. The game was much more critical and defining for them. And yet, with that being said and after all the turnovers and gaffs, with about two minutes left in the game, the Giants were at midfield and moving toward to a winning touchdown. The Giants defense played well, giving up only 22 of the Cowboy’s 36 points. 14 points came on fumble and interception returns. Meanwhile Monte Kiffin’s much-hyped defense gave up all 31 Giants points. And when the Giant’s offense finally got going, they put a lot of points on the board — fast.

One more thing: for what it’s worth; the Giants have lost the opening game in three of their four Super Bowl winning seasons to division rivals. In 1986, they lost the opener to the Cowboys. In 2007, they lost the opener to the Cowboys and the next game to the Packers – both of whom they eventually beat in the playoffs. And in 2011, they lost to the opener to the Redskins. Okay, they lost the 2013 opener to the Cowboys, is that the end of the season? I don’t think so. Do you?

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6 Responses to “Oh, no! Giant’s Season Over!”

  1. Lou says:

    Well said. I don’t think the season is over by any means….however, if the Giants don’t address the RB situation in some way…it’s not gonna be pretty.

    As far as those two turnovers for points go….the G-men could of won that game, especially with two mins left and they have the ball…you just got a feeling Eli was going to work his magic! But when you commit 6 turnovers…you make it just that much harder to win…and the three int Eli threw….I only pin one on him and that was the very first play from scrimmage. The other two were tipped balls…so everyone needs to stop talking smack about Eli…he’s still a top 5 QB in the league in my book.

    Also i think the G-men have a pretty deep bench because most teams would of folded by the 3rd quarter but you had guys coming in and playing hard. Would of liked to see more of a pass rush…but the D was on the field too long. Nice to see JPP get going again..hopefully this bitter loss fuels their intensity for the rest of the season. GO GIANTS!!

    • I was pleasantly surprised with our DB depth. I think if the front 4 can get a bit more pressure, we’re golden. I want to see more coverage sacks this year.

      Turnovers can be a fluky thing, I think this week is a totally different game when it comes to turnovers.

  2. Lou says:

    …and Jerry Jones is a crybaby! your team won the friggin game…stop complaining about injury timeouts…
    dopey Jerry!

  3. Lou says:

    …..and might I add….our D was pretty solid considering they were on the field for a good part of the game!

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