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By Jon Wagner
On the Sunday before Hanukkah and Christmas, the New York Giants inexplicably played flatter than potato pancakes and ginger bread cookies.
Yet, even more incredibly, they still control their own playoff destiny after losing for the fifth time in six games during the second half of the regular season.
Only now, there’s no more room for error, as New York (7-7) must win its final two regular season games to win the NFC East and reach the postseason after the seven-point underdog Washington Redskins (5-9) scored the first 17 points at MetLife Stadium, and cruised to an easy 23-10 victory over the uninspired Giants, who missed a golden opportunity to move back into a first-place tie with the Dallas Cowboys (8-6).
New York, which entered the game tied for seventh in the NFL in scoring (24.9 points per game) and fourth in passing (304.1 yards per game), matched a season low for points and were held without a touchdown until the final minute while sleepwalking through yet a...
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This has been a discussion ever since he opened his mouth at the very begining of the year. Eli Manning, self-proclaimed himself to be a top five quarterback. When that happened, you had a bunch of idiots running with it, calling him elite. Are you serious? I have said it many times in coversation, on my site, and on the radio, the BTR Network, Eli Manning is NOT an elite...
Eli Manning has had his teammates’ backs all year.
You know who had Manning’s back in yesterday’s stunning 23-10 loss at MetLife Stadium to a Redskins team that was inexplicably more motivated despite having nothing to play for?
In six games this season with everything else...
Happy holidays, from Eli Manning, to the Redskins’ defensive backs.
That say it’s better to give than receive, and Manning gave three different Redskins takeaways. When three-quarters of the starting secondary has an interception in the game, it usually bodes well for the team as a whole. The Redskins offense capitalized with 10 points off of those turnovers.
Though Eli Manning and the Giants were proud yesterday, they still control their playoff destiny. But their loss kept the Eagles alive. Here's a look at the NFC East playoff picture:
* The Cowboys would clinch the division next week with a win over the Eagles and a Giants' loss...
Eli Manning, Quarterback, New York Giants. Eli gets top billing in this all-New York edition of Sunday's five least valuable players, due to his three interceptions, zero touchdowns and 45.5 passer rating that was ahead of only Caleb Hanie on Sunday. As bad as those numbers look, Eli's still not the biggest reason the Giants were embarrassed. He didn't have a lot of...
In Week 15, the Washington Redskins visited the New York Giants and appeared to be the team playing for a playoff spot. The defense flustered Giants quarterback Eli Manning all day, intercepting him three times as his receivers made a number of key drops. The offense also made enough plays ...
Even though the Giants saved their season with a wild 37-34 victory over the Cowboys, there was a subdued tone afterward amid many of the defensive players, as if they realized they were fortunate to get bailed out again by Eli Manning and his band of merry pass-catchers.
The Washington Redskins played the role of spoiler to perfection Sunday afternoon, as they knocked the New York Giants back into second place in the NFC East with a 23-10 win at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The win gave Washington their first season sweep over the Giants since 1999.
The Redskins (5-9) overcame two first-quarter interceptions by Rex Grossman and their...