Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/7/12
The New York Giants went from winning six games in a row on their road to a Super Bowl Championship, to opening the new season with a loss at home to the division rival Dallas Cowboys. Such a loss is certain to kill the high the players were feeling from last season and bring them to the reality of a new season. Coach Coughlin let his players hear it in the locker room after the game. His message? “Take a bite of humble pie, it brings you right back to Earth.” The Giants made a number of mistakes that were uncharacteristic of last year’s team. David Wilson cost the team at least a field goal with a costly fumble. Victor Cruz had several drops and penalties that robbed the offense of multiple first downs. The timing between Manning and his receivers was off, as the receivers couldn’t separate from the new additions to the Cowboy’s backfield. Linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka acknowledged the fact that there are no players replacing guys who played a key role in last year’s run to the Super...
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