You could say Tom Coughlin was bowled over by his New York Giants players 29-14 victory over the New York Jets—literally bowled over.
In the waning minutes of a wild fourth quarter, the Giants head coach was taken out by his own running back D.J. Ware after the Giant player was pushed out of bounds into the Giants side of the field at the end of a long run.
The play was reminiscent of the one which took out New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton at the beginning of the season and had him calling shots in a cast from a stadium booth for a few weeks.
Coughlin looked shaken as his assistant coaches ran over to help him but the tough-as-nails coach knew this game was important and shook off the helping hands.
Both teams were playing to keep their playoff hopes alive along with bragging rights to MetLife Stadium. Coughlin might have been playing for his job as well.
So there was no way Coughlin was going to let being steamrolled by a 230-pound man keep him from the sidelines—especially when the Jets were making the game interesting after the Giants seemed to have put the game away.
A lackluster first 28 minutes of play by the Giants (8-7) was whisked away by a 99-yard catch and run touchdown by Victor Cruz to give the Giants a 10-7 halftime lead.
Cruz tied an NFL record with the 11-yard catch and the ensuing 88-yard sprint and became only the 13th player ever to go 99 yards with a reception.
Eli Manning's new favorite target also broke the Giants single-season record for receiving yards with a 36-yard catch in the third quarter.
The great TD catch inspired the Giants as they headed to the locker room at half-time and it carried over into the second half.
There was no word on how serious Coughlin was hurt, but a Dallas Cowboys loss might help ease the pain.
This next one, this last one, New York’s Team versus America’s Team with all of New York Rexcluding Gang Green Nation and most of America watching, for the division title, for the playoffs, for the season, should not be on Tom Coughlin.
It should be on Coughlin’s...
Walking into his news conference to kick off an NFC East showdown week with the Dallas Cowboys, Tom Coughlin couldn't hide the injury. There was a noticeable limp in his left leg, one seemingly that will bother the 65-year-old New York Giants coach for weeks and might require medical intervention down the road.
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December 24, 2011
Look at Tom Coughlin now, Sean Payton and Joe Paterno. Knee shots by NFL players do not harm him more than just a wobble. Payton and Paterno had to use crutches for months and months. Unfortunately, for 90% of NFL fans, Tom Coughlin escaped unscathed after the errant run by New York Giants Danny Ware.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It was the kind of hit that Jason Pierre Paul and Justin Tuck delivered on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez all game long, but when New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was taken out by Giants running back D.J. Ware, he didn't feel any pain. He was down for a few moments and appeared stunned, but he got right back up, a smile appearing through his grimace...
No one would ever confuse Tom Coughlin for Rex Ryan.
They run their teams differently, dress differently, express themselves differently and have few similarities beyond the fact that they each write down "football coach" on their tax returns. Despite all of those differences, both Coughlin and Ryan head into Saturday's game with a lot more than just a win or a loss...
The New York Jets made certain that the Giants didn't feel at home for their clash on Saturday.
The team put black curtains in front of the Giants' four Super Bowl logos outside their locker room at MetLife Stadium.
Tom Coughlin's club didn't take too kindly to the move as kicker Lawrence Tynes and running back Brandon Jacobs quickly removed the curtains.
The Giants’ 29-14 victory over the Jets today was their fifth in-a-row in this series which, for now, has been moved back to the back burner. Jets head coach Rex Ryan had to swallow his words, which have become more hollow as time passes. His Jets are in the backseat again as the Giants reestablished themselves as Kings of New York.
“We were fighting for our playoff lives. So...
The time has come.
The Battle of New York that is ripe with hype and importance is finally upon us.
The game between the New York Giants (7-7) and the New York Jets (8-6) at Met Life Stadium has significant amount of meaning to it, considering the playoffs are on the line for both squads.
There will be no love lost between the two squads since both have been doing a whole lot of...
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