Thursday, December 29, 2005

Giants Need Oakland to Lose

Our loss to the Redskins came at the wrong time for us. We have to win this next game against the Oakland Raiders to clinch the NFC East title. The Raiders haven’t played the Giants since 1998 and they have lost five consecutive games so our chances at the title look really good. We are lucky we had a loss to give and are not in dire straits now because of it. Eli Manning has a good chance of having a great game as the Raiders pass rush has been ineffective for some time. Kerry Collins is facing his old team and is treating this game as very important because he would like to end this 4-11 season on a positive note.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Pro Bowl and Return of the Redskins

The Pro Bowl elects were announced and the New York Giants will be sending a record six players to the all-star game. This comes as no surprise with the talent we have seen on this team this year. The honorees are Tiki Barber, Jeremy Shockey, Osi Umenyiora, Michael Strahan and David Tyree. We beat the Chiefs on Saturday, extending our winning streak to thee games and this is just the way I saw the Giants moving into the playoffs. We face the Redskins and then the Raiders and I have high hopes for the playoffs. This team will have no problem beating the Redskins again after shutting them out early in the season.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Feely Makes a Giants Better Team

Our Giants kicker Jay Feely may have missed three field goals in Seattle but he remains the highest scoring and best kicker in the NFL. He has a whopping 119 points for his career and the best statistical rating for a kicker in the NFL. Feely made up for Seattle in the game against the Cowboys and has made his mark in many other games this season. Kickers have the more riding on each individual play than any other position on the team, and Jay Feely performs well under pressure a majority of the time. Feely has enhanced the score of quite a few games this season and we hope to see him in the same place next season.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Barber Beats Cowboys Inch by Inch

The Giants played like a team possessed by victory against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. The Cowboys couldn’t convert on downs and they had more punts plays than first downs it seemed. The New York Giants fought well and totally stopped the Dallas running game. We also stopped their passing game. We clenched the conference with an iron fist and proved we are the better team against a formidable opponent. Tiki Barber was the star of the game with 30 carries and 115 yards. Eli Manning only completed 12 of his 31 passes so Barbers contribution was desperately needed.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Shhhh! We’re Playing Football.

The New York Giants fell hard in an overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks. It was like many of the close match ups we have seen this season. I wish I knew exactly how many games had gone into overtime this season, but I know it’s a lot. If we let the Cowboys get that close we very well may lose. So we need the fans to play their 12th man role and fill the stadium with Giants chants and raucous noise to keep the Cowboys offense on their toes. It worked well in Seattle and really affected our ability to call plays on the field.