There has been a lot of head-shaking and anger if you are a Giants fan, and clearly it’s understandable as the team has now dropped to 0-6 after last Thursday’s loss to the Chicago Bears. We’ve seen the pictures and video clips of players on the sidelines with towels over their heads in shame, but the way things are going not even Lawrence Taylor can help this team. There has not been an 0-6 Giants team since 1976, and for a team who had high expectations coming into this year, may be a few losses away from missing the playoffs entirely. Who would of thought we would see Giants fans with bags over their heads with a 2-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and coach at the helm.
Eli Manning has had a nightmare season so far. He added 3 more interceptions to his league-leading 15 on Thursday night. He had a total of 15 interceptions all of last year. Not having a running game does not fare well for him either. The team’s running game has been nonexistent with Brandon Jacobs and David Wilson splitting carries with one another. Let’s not throw all the heat at Eli and the offense, the defense has not taken any pressure off Manning. In 6 games this year, opponents have scored 30 points or more in 5 of them, not to mention an NFL low of just 5 sacks so far. Safety Antrel Rolle has been sort of the locker-room spokesman for the team, and when he was asked about the team’s mind-set, he said “We have 10 games left, it’s up to us to determine how this season is going to turn out. Are we still playoff-bound? Who knows,the most important thing right now is us going out there together as a team and focusing on getting a win.” But wait…. Wasn’t this the same Antrel Rolle who said that the G-men can win 12 straight after the team went to 0-4? Yea, we’ve all seen how that prediction went.
As hard and cliché as it may sound, Giants fans should find a way to still stay positive. Yes, even at 0-6. The Giants are still just 3 games behind the first-place Dallas Cowboys. That alone tells you how abysmal that entire division has been this year. After a prime time game last Thursday, the Giants get a crack at another prime time affair at home against Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. This could be the week where Giants fans will have something to cheer about
Sports Notes: (Football) Coming off a loss to the Steelers, Geno Smith and the Jets face a big challenge as they get another crack at Tom Brady and the Patriots. When the two teams met last month, Smith had one of his worst performances as a pro. He looks to change his luck this Sunday. Eli Manning and the Giants welcome in the Vikings as the team continues to fight for their first win of the season. (Basketball) The NBA regular season is 2 weeks away.