Originally posted on NBC Washington  |  Last updated 11/21/11
Whenever Tom Coughlin does end his run as coach of the New York Giants, there's a decent chance that he'll write a book. When he does write that book, one of the most interesting chapters is going to be the one that discusses why his Giants teams have such an alarming propensity to play flat, uninspired football in games that they absolutely have to win. One of the games that deserves prime placement in that chapter is Sunday night's contest with the Eagles. Facing a quarterback who hadn't started in a year and an Eagles defense that has been overrun more often than Zuccotti Park, the Giants played as listless a game as they have all season. So it was little surprise that they wound up losing 17-10. Culprits were everywhere you looked. Eli Manning threw an awful interception, receivers dropped a slew of passes, the offensive line couldn't block in any phase of the game and they actually gave DeSean Jackson another chance to beat them on a punt return. Most damning of all, ...
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