Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gameday - at Giants

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SUNDAY NIGHT

I'm so happy this is a SNF game. We are dominant on Sunday nights, having won 1 in a row. I don't see how the Giants can hope to stop us. Seriously, it will be interesting to see how we play. All it takes is one good game or win and a team changes the way it feels about something. The Giants owned us when Reid first go here. They won 7 or 8 straight. Maybe more. The exact number isn't important. We beat them on a MNF game in 2001 and that ended the streak. We then beat them 7 of 8, with the only loss being with Feeley in OT.

Against CHI we proved we could win a close game on Sunday night. Now we need to show we can win a blowout on Sunday night. How's that for a balance of logic and wishful thinking?


GOODBYE MR. HOFFA


This is likely to be our final game at Giants Stadium. They could host us in a playoff game, but that probably won't happen. There are good and bad memories at Giants Stadium. I don't have time to go back and list 'em all. I'll throw up a couple of games from the Reid era.

2001 - We beat the Giants 10-9. MNF game. McNabb hit Thrash for a TD late in the game. That ended our losing streak to them. McNabb has basically owned the Giants ever since that game.

2003 - Donovan played very poorly due to a hand injury. We trailed 10-7 late in the game. They punted to Westy. He ran it back for a TD and we won 14-10.

I was going to list the famous Herm Edwards play, but I can't recall where that was played.
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102 comments:

Tommy Lawlor said...

SD 7
DAL 3

end of 1st Qtr

The Chargers are driving. LT is running well and Rivers is on the money with his downfield throws. Good start to things.

Ben said...

If DeMarcus is down for a long period of time their defense will fall apart fast.

Tommy Lawlor said...

DeMarcus Ware is definitely the key to the DAL defense. It was good to see him moving around and giving the thumbs-up. I hate him because he's an evil Cowboy, but I don't wish injuries on any players.

WAS is up 24-13 on Oakland. That's good for us. The Skins play DAL and NYG in coming weeks. I'd like WAS to have some confidence in those games.

rick said...

17 -10 SD. 4 minutes to go with the Chargers driving. I'm lovin' it.

Tommy Lawlor said...

I'm nervous as heck, but very excited.

Go clock, go.

Tommy Lawlor said...

This game is all but in the books. Dallas will drop to 8-5. We're all alone in first place for at least one hour!!!

Cliff said...

I think the Saints look less invincible as the season goes on, but they have to be as confident as can be with all these close victories.

The Vikings were downright dominant today. Yikes.

And Green Bay is starting to pick up steam. There won't be any easy Playoff games, that's for sure.

Boyboy said...

Ok, San Diego gift wrapped this for us. Don't ef it up. Manning stinks in bad weather.

Ben said...

I can't figure out this New Orleans team... One thing I do know though, is that they're clutch.

We've been getting better and better each week lately and winning close games. I'm hoping we put it all together today and come out dominating.

I'm glad DeMarcus is gonna be ok. Great player, hate his team. Since it did happen though, hopefully their D falls apart. Their O struggles still. They rely on big plays too much.

Dollar Brand said...

Great opening drive. How about that for some power running.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Wow. Great start.

Ben said...

this is exactly what we're all looking for. let's keep it up and establish shady in this running game.

Dollar Brand said...

Wow. Wow.

Tommy Lawlor said...

I'm glad the Giants had a little success. I didn't want us getting too hot too fast. We've been known to let up in some situations like that.

Let's run the ball and go get some more points.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Every now and then Nick Cole does some really dumb things. Very odd. Why would you not block Kiwi?

Baloophi said...

Also, not a bad time for McNabb to take off running - looked pretty open to his left vs. dumping it to Weaver three yards downfield on 3rd and long.

Ben said...

I feel like we're great with our pre-game design and often come out hot. We seem unstoppable, and then either the D catches on or we try and do something a little different. I want us to find something that works and keep doing it. I'm still don't think we have a strong identity on offense.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Akeem Jordan at MLB on this series.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Check that. He was in for 1 play. Then Trot returned.

Baloophi said...

Last play excepted, both D's are leaving wide running lanes. Slick turf issue?

Tommy Lawlor said...

@ Ben...

Some truth in your comments.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Better to be lucky than good sometimes.

Tommy Lawlor said...

So much for a 14-0 lead.

We need a good drive to get back control of this game.

Ben said...

Asante's tackling has done it once again... good move he put on Q too

Baloophi said...

How bout making the tackle or knocking the ball out, Samuel? He was between Eli and Nicks when he caught the ball trying to run around to make the INT...

Baloophi said...

We're getting zero pressure on Eli.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Good drive.

We got jobbed by the non-call on Celek there at the GL.

Now the defense needs to get a stop. The Giants haven't had to punt yet.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Very good KO coverage.

Ben said...

haven't seen much dixon. we could use a mound like him.

Ben said...

omg desean is so dirty..

Dollar Brand said...

That kid is unreal. Such a weapon.

Baloophi said...

Thank the maker.

Tommy Lawlor said...

DJax with a huge play. Amazing PR.

24-10.

Pretty good 1st half, huh?

Dollar Brand said...

Best thing outta Long Beach since Snoop.

Pitmanite said...

i have a full blown man crush on d-jack.

Tommy Lawlor said...

We are really trying to strip the ball on STs and D.

Baloophi said...

The run D isn't working.

Boyboy said...

This f'n defense stinks. New York must have well over 200 yards of offense at this point.

Ben said...

it's nice to have akeem back and and it's nice to have trot playing pretty well so far. We've had some miscues in the secondary. LE is a bit of a problem but if McKenzie's down that may change. I'd love to see Chris Clemons get hot like he did around now last year. holding them to a FG before half would be great

Tommy Lawlor said...

The D is struggling. NY has 251 yards so far. The good news is that they only have 10 points. They are in scoring position, but maybe we'll make a play.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Trotter is not getting off blocks.

MLB is hurting us. I hope they give Jordan more time in the 2nd half, assuming his knee is holding up okay.

Dollar Brand said...

That shotgun draw play is killing our D. Dallas ran that pretty well against us this year as well.

Dollar Brand said...

What a block by Herremans. Love that.

Tommy Lawlor said...

If the game is going to be a shootout it is a good thing that the offense showed up the way they did.

Mr_Boomy said...

What's your opinion on Vick tonight Tommy?

Baloophi said...

I hope we don't wind up needing that blocked PAT. Also, why is it always our games where we learn about dusty rules like "a fumble as the clock expires at the end of the half is not reviewable" and "an untouched errant snap is not a fumble?"

Tommy Lawlor said...

So true about the weird rules always seeming to cost us.


Vick is playing well. He's helping himself and us with his improved play. Let's hope he keeps it up.

Pitmanite said...

between the sexual assault that took place on celek in the endzone, the false start by diehl, and the fumble recovery with 2 seconds left on the clock, i'm not happy with the zebras.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Al Michaels will not let go of a topic. I could care less about the "forward fumble".

Tommy Lawlor said...

I was really hoping the D made some good adjustments. Doesn't look that way.

Boyboy said...

This defense is disgraceful. This has the feel of a game that we're going to let slip away. Good to see that we can stop the run. Or pressure the QB. Or make a play in the secondary. They're a bunch of ass-clowns.

Baloophi said...

This definitely feels like one of "those" games.

Cliff said...

We just aren't hitting Eli at all.

Mr_Boomy said...

Is it the MLB or the D-line?

Tommy Lawlor said...

Dixon just got dominated on that TD run.

Ben said...

this has the making of one of those games where the other team sustains an 8 minute drive to kill the clock, kick a FG, and end the game...

I'm hoping we're past that now though and we have to either keep putting up points or come up with a big play on D. D isn't adjusted after half and they're gonna wear down. Let's hope the O is still sharp.

Baloophi said...

Missed PAT and blown timeout on the challenge. Hope we don't need those!

Mr_Boomy said...

A turnover could change this game man.

Mr_Boomy said...

I shouldn't have said that.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

Adam said...

what a crazy game

Baloophi said...

This is gonna get overturned.

Adam said...

nice airplane reference by the way

rick said...

Cris Collinsworth reiterating my comments about Vick's improvement through the season which immediately jinxed him as he threw behind Reggie in the endzone.

I think Eagles win this challange.

Pitmanite said...

after watching in slow motion manning def was still on his feet and then saw jones coming in and went down.

Baloophi said...

Give ball to weaver.

Mr_Boomy said...

The ref crew are terrible tonight.
But I'll give them for the fumble :D

Tommy Lawlor said...

Our tackling tonight has been terrible. This is really annoying.

Baloophi said...

Garbage.

Baloophi said...

Zero pressure. Zero run D. We don't deserve to win this game.

Mr_Boomy said...

What the heck was that...

Tommy Lawlor said...

There is no way I want Sean Jones as the FS beyond this year. Ugh.

Ben said...

spoon went for the strip, sheldon watched, and sean jones watched. WRAP THEN GO FOR THE BALL. I hate how fundamentally un-sound we can be at times. Football 101.

Tommy Lawlor said...

That is one heck of a response. Wow.

rick said...

YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!

Tommy Lawlor said...

Kicking the extra point was the right thing to do.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Somebody get a copy of Tackling For Dummies over to the Meadowlands right away.

rick said...

Our tackling is atrocious!

Tommy Lawlor said...

I'm glad the defense has decided to play a little here the last few minutes. I'd like more of that.

Pitmanite said...

somebody please go pull pat mcnair out of retirement and plug him in there for trotter!

rick said...

Reffing is pretty bad this game. But the great Trent Cole can make tackles even when he is being held.

Chris said...

please resign Weaver

Adam said...

wow what a drive

Pitmanite said...

damn i love seeing them running the ball! def need big weaver on the team next year. that is a big athletic man.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Wow. Great, great drive. Brilliant playcalling. Brilliant execution.

rick said...

Did Reid just do a chest pump??? Wow, it's seismic!

Mr_Boomy said...

Did we just seal it?

I put 60 bucks on the Eagles actually.

Tommy Lawlor said...

This game ain't over. Eli is good in the hurry-up and Coughlin won't let his team quit until the clock shows 00:00.

Ben said...

I don't mind the Giants running the ball now. 5 minutes and the clock is ticking.. Huge lucky play for the Giants right now. Eli was sacked with a FF there.

Tommy Lawlor said...

This game is going to drive me insane.

Tommy Lawlor said...

We really needed to keep them out of the end zone until after the 2 min. warning. I don't want them to be able to use that as a defensive timeout.

rick said...

I was just thinking the same thing.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Thank god the call was reversed. Huge.

They can still score, but the 2-min. warning is gone. That hurts their ability to stop the clock if/when we get the ball back.

Myron said...

WHY CAN OUR DEFENSE MAKE A SINGLE STOP?

Unbelievable. We could take a bunch of guys off the street and stand them on the field every time the Giants offense gets the ball and we'd have the same result.

Tommy Lawlor said...

The Giants have 2 timeouts left.

Tommy Lawlor said...

We better not throw the ball.

Tommy Lawlor said...

The Giants can get the ball with about 30 seconds left.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Great, great win.

I'm loving these clutch Eagles.

What is it about the Giants that bugs Trent Cole so much? They must really do something during the game that eats at him.

Baloophi said...

(TUGGING COLLAR) Never a doubt in my mind.

Yikes.

I'll take it.

Myron said...

Tommy, the offense was amazing today, but the defense was absolutely atrocious.

I cannot feel good about the defense basically letting the Giants score a touchdown on every single possession.

I mean, wtf? Last week they looked so good and this week it's as if they all decided to just get high before the game and zone out.

rick said...

Great win but can we stop the run up the middle going forward is the big question.

Myron said...

Also, I think, without a doubt this is the craziest Giants-Eagles game ever played.

But seriously, this defense was WTF.

The sad thing is: if we had the 2008 defense and the 2009 offense we would be maybe the best team in the NFL right now.