The Giants blew it on Sunday, but that doesn’t have to mean the season is over. That’s because they are blessed to play in the mediocre at best, NFL East.
What can you say about that game other than it was painful to watch. By halftime I was disgusted with the simply awful play and I missed most of the third quarter because I simply couldn’t stand it. But, I tuned back in for the fourth quarter, and while I appreciated the comeback, I didn’t believe the defense was capable of providing a stop when it was needed.
Some other observations about that game.
1- I understand the offensive line was banged up, and the Giants fell behind, but 13 rushing attempts is ridiculous. And why do they try and spread the ball out to four-different running backs in that scenario?
2- Injuries happen to every team in football, why aren’t the Giants better prepared for them? Where is the depth on this team?
3- In the last three drafts, the Giants have selected five defensive linemen in the first three rounds. Yet, their pass rush in nonexistent.
Ok, back to the present. Before you bury the season, remember that the Giants are tied for first. Furthermore, Washington still has three division games left, and the Bears and the Bills left to play. That doesn’t mean they will lose, and it certainly doesn’t mean the Giants will win, but it is silly to say the season is over. Some more efforts like yesterday though, and that will be an accurate statement.