It certainly was not pretty, but at this point in the season, style points do not matter. The New York Giants played rope-a-dope with the Oakland Raiders, and running back Andre Brown delivered the knockout punch in New York’s 24-20 victory over the Silver and Black on Sunday in a windy MetLife Stadium.
The New York Giants have gotten off to their worst since 1976, yet at 2-6, the team does still have its sights set on an NFC East title. But in order to have a second half turnaround, some players will have to raise their performance, and others will have to maintain their first half pace.
Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles tossed two fourth quarter touchdown passes, as Philadelphia rallied to hand the New York Giants their fifth straight defeat to start the season. With the win, Philadelphia climbed into a first place tie with the Dallas Cowboys, who lost at home to the Denver Broncos. Both Dallas and Philadelphia are 2-3 on the season.
After Sunday’s shutout loss to the previously winless Carolina Panthers, no one can argue that Big Blue hasn’t earned its position at the bottom of the NFC East standings. After all, the G-men allowed the Panthers to set a team record with seven sacks of Eli Manning. Panthers quarterback tossed three touchdown passes as Carolina thoroughly embarrassed New York 38-0.
This is the game Jerry Jones has been waiting for. He delivered the invitation heard ’round the NFL — and the Giants are set to RSVP.
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and head coach Tom Coughlin had a confrontation in the second half of the Giants’ 27-23 win over the Redskins on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. What did the two discuss? Coughlin, as one would expect, didn’t divulge.
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks won’t play in Sunday’s game against Cleveland because of recurring left foot and knee problems.
On Sunday, Victor Cruz goes back to where it all began in Philadelphia.
“Obviously when you go through something like this, it’s painful for everybody. Most importantly, it’s painful for fans,” said Goodell.
Jerry Jones has added his two cents to the great kneel-rush debate. But to the Cowboys owner, it’s not about the rush — it’s about the kneel.