Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/10/11
It doesn’t get much more embarrassing for the New York Giants. After back-to-back fourth-quarter comebacks, New York appeared to have another win in their pockets, Sunday afternoon, only to watch the Seattle Seahawks score two touchdowns in the final four minutes to burn the Giants at home. That’s right, the Seahawks. Seattle made the win possible behind back-up quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, who is on his ninth team in his sixth year. The story of this game, however, isn’t the Giants surrendering the lead behind an improbable Seattle leader. Nor is it about the Seahawks rising above and stunning the Giants. Nope, if the Seahawks were capable of that, this game would have been 28-7 Seahawks at halftime. In fact, the Giants gave the Seahawks every chance to win this game in the first two quarters, but instead, they decided to hold off until the final two minutes to win the game. Eli Manning threw for an impressive 420 yards — even more impressive considering his lack of a receiving core — but the ball that deflected off Victor Cruz’s hands on the Seattle 5-yard line with under two minutes remaining will be the play that is remembered. Just when everyone was convinced [...]
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