Another Giant Meltdown, Eagles Crap on Giants for the Eighth Straight Time-22 to 21.

Written by: Paul Burke and Glenn Warciski

The Giants should have beaten the Eagles on Thursday Night Football. Up 21-10 with 6 minutes left in the game, inexplicably, the Giants blew a 11 point lead and allowed the Eagles to steal a win. Ouch. This game hurt. With another loss, the Giants fall to 1-6 in the dreadful NFC Night Soil Division. At this point, the focus for Giants fans is 2021.

This is a letter to Giants fans for help in trying to understand these confusing masses of “media” credited outlets defending a chronically losing franchise. 

Maybe some of us are too young to remember the fan revolt of 1978, which was capped off with a rented prop plane circling over Giants Stadium with a banner stating, “15 years of lousy football, we’ve had enough.” Yes it was 15 years with a record of 83-134-4 for a winning percentage of .375. Here we are at year 9 with a record of 52-83 or a .383 winning percentage. Numbers don’t lie but in those first 9 of the 15 dismal years they were 51-72-3. Notice a trend? Yeah, yeah I get it the NFL is different versus back in days of typewriters versus number crunching computers of today. Plus, we forgot, back then the premium player at the top of the draft was a running back……oh wait a minute, never mind. Your team has won 10 total games in 3 years and counting. It is curious but when I was raised in NY culture, losing was a short-term acceptance. Why are there so many that keep drinking this team’s bath water? Constant tweets defending the team from this team has a “core of good young players” to “no person we take seriously is putting last night’s loss on DJ, right?” First where are the “core of good young players?” Can anyone tell us what drafted players by Gettleman will get a sniff for a pro bowl vote in the next couple of years? Who? Just go check the dismal NFC Least rosters and compare to this “core”. The passive aggressive tweet about defending DJ is just quite pathetic. We also love the mantra about how they love how this young team is playing hard. Great we get to watch a group of young “core” players playing hard and consistently losing. Talent wins. Playing hard is an ingredient to help talent win.

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Prophet’s Pulpit

Giants vs Eagles- Preview & Prediction

The Giants got lucky. Riverboat Ron, coach of the Washington team, decided to go for 2 on the last touchdown of the game. The Giants were up 20-19. The extra point would have tied it. The Giants defense made a strong stop on the rollout by Allen. Just like that the Gmen had their first victory in the Joe Judge era. Yes it is a rare occurrence for Giants fans. The last such victory happened on 12/22/19, 302 days ago!

The Giants are facing their number one nemesis, the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. Undoubtedly, the Giants have more trouble with this team than any other. There is a long history between these 2 teams. I can write a whole paper on it but everyone remembers the painful, “Miracle in the New Meadowlands” in 2010. The Giants had a 21-point lead that they blew with 8 minutes left in the game. The comeback was completed with the one and done, 7th round pick, punter Matt Dodge. He was told to kick the ball out of bounds but he kicked a line drive to DeSean Jackson who ran back the punt to win the game and knock the Giants out of the playoffs.

The recent series is bad for the Giants. The Giants are 4-20 vs the Eagles their last 24 games. The last game they won was 11/16/16. The only other wins came in 2011. 2012, and 2013. The Giants have not won in Philadelphia in SIX years.

The game plan for the Giants to win is to put pressure on Carson Wentz. The Eagles offensive line is decimated:?Andre Dillard and Brandon Brooks are out for the season. Jason Peters is on IR and Jack Driscoll is out. Wentz has been sacked an NFL high of 25 times. The pressure has caused Wentz to throw 9 interceptions and have 11 turnovers. In many ways this year he is similar to Daniel Jones . He has had the turnover problem like Jones. However, he can run the ball like Jones when he has to, Wentz has 171 rushing yards. He has had at least 37 yards in the last 4 games. Jones has 204 yards on the year bolstered by his 49-yard run last week vs the Washington team. The Giants invigorated pass rush will have to take advantage of this bad line. Wentz will have to make quick throws.

For the third year in a row Wentz’s weapons are going down in droves. DeSean Jackson comes back after missing 3 games. He can stretch the defense even if he is a decoy and really give the Eagles a new dimension. Alshon Jeffrey has missed every game. Both starting tight ends are out. Goedert got hurt in week 3 and still is out. Perennial stand out, Zach Ertz, who is having a down year, is out too. This springboards Richard Rodgers as the main tight end target. Travis Fulgham has become the main target and one of the fantasy football main waiver wire additions this year. He has 18 receptions, 284 yards and 3 touchdowns. I would think Bradberry covers him. The other targets are the non-descript, Ward, Arcega-Whiteside, and Hightower.

Wentz is resourceful. He became the first quarterback last year to throw for 4000 yards and not have 1 receiver who had 500 yards in receptions. Last year in week 14 vs the Giants it was next man up for Wentz who had the same devasting injuries. He was throwing to no names at the time, Greg Ward and Josh Perkins. Colin Cowherd, who has a national radio sports talk show, always says, “Wentz is throwing to lawn furniture and deck chairs”. 

That game also had the NFL launch of running back, Boston Scott. He had 59 yards rushing and 1 touchdown in that game. He was even more effective in the pass game with 6 catches for 69 yards. Many of those were key catches to keep drives going. In the second game, week 17, he had even more impact, He had 54 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns. He also had 4 catches for 84 yards. He is becoming the new Giant Killer since the last one, Brian Westbrook. He had the 2-yard touchdown after the obligatory Danny Turnover sack/fumble that was returned to the 2-yard line. The week 17 game was tied at 17 going into the 4th quarter., The Jones fumble blew the game wide open and the Eagles scored 10 points in a minute! The Jones turnover was the lasting memory for Giants fans stuck in their heads for the offseason. To make matters worse for the Eagles, their starting running back Miles Sanders, got hurt in last week’s game and he is out for this one. Once again Boston Scott is the lead runner for the Eagles. He will be spelled by Corey Clement who is mainly a third down back.

When the Giants have the ball, they will have to establish the run game. Freeman will need a big game. It will keep the pass rush off Jones. The Eagles have 21 sacks and will be looking to feast on Danny Turnover. Fletcher Cox will be after Jones. In 15 games vs the Giants , Fletcher Cox has 3 sacks, 10 QB hits and 40 QB hurries. The Eagles are 23rd vs the run and 13 vs the pass. The Eagles will have Darius Slay shadow Slayton. This is a big problem for the Giants. They really don’t have another receiver they can count on. They really need Shepard to be active from his injury. I’m out on Engram who has been invisible this year. He needs to step up. The 32-year-old, $10M/year Gettleman mistake, Tate has also done nothing this year. This was a stupid addition to the team because you already had a slot receiver, Shepard, making $9M/year.

The Giants have played better on the road the past 3 years. They are 15-3 against the spread on the road last 18 games. This is a lower scoring game. The Giants don’t have that one weapon right now that the Eagles fear. The one they have in Slayton will be blanketed by one of the top cover corners in Slay. The Eagles have been bad vs tight ends. For the Giants to win Engram needs to come out of the Witness Protection Program. In the end I go with history. Until the Giants can put a string of success vs the Eagles, I am picking against them. They will keep it close with the Eagles injuries. I am calling it Eagles 24 and the Giants 20. They have the disadvantage also of being the road team on a short week on Thursday night.

Prophet’s Point After

Giants 20 Washington 19

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

It was a very weird win for the Giants vs the Washington team. The Giants were outplayed but won the turnover battle. Daniel Jones had his worst game of the year, He only threw for 112 yards, 1 TD and of course his obligatory turnover, a pick in the end zone to kill a drive. It didn’t matter because he has won all 3 games he has played against the Washington team. He is 4-14 in his career and 3 wins have come vs Washington. When you consider in the Tampa Bay game last year that Matt Gay missed a 34-yard chip shot field goal to win the game, these 3 Washington games would be his only wins. If the Washington team kicked the extra point in this game to tie it, the Giants may have lost this game. We will never know. 

f you look at the stats, the Giants were dominated:

Washington Giants

First Downs 24 16

Total Yards 337 240

Net pass yards 251 108

Rush yards 86 132

Time of possession 33:30 26:30

Plays 73 48

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Giants 20 Washington 19

Written by: Glenn Warciski

The Giants Win! The losing streak ends at 6 games. Going back to last year, the Giants had lost 6 games in a row. So with a squeaker win over the equally as hapless Washington team, the Giants are 1-5. With this dismal record, the Giants are tied for 3rd place in the NFC Travesty Division.

As we have documented on here, the Giants have struggled scoring going all the way back to 2016., Yesterday was more of the same. Only 13 points scored by the offense. The difference was the defensive TD.

Other Observations:

Giants kicker Graham Gano is the Giants MVP. Almost perfect. 15 out of 16 field goals made. His outstanding kicking has allowed the Giants to stay in games. Contrast this to last year, Aldrick Rosas was missing kicks most of the time. As a result of his misses and the Giants inability to score TDs, the Giants could not make contests close.

Giants rookie Matt Peart played LT. And he played well. Amen. Let us hope he plays again on Thursday and continues to thrive. The Giants desperately need better play from the offensive line.

The over rated and overdrafted tackle Andrew Thomas is giving me Ereck Flowers flash backs. Due to disciplinary reasons, he sat out and only played 22 snaps compared to Peart’s 26 snaps. Play Peart. Let Thomas sit.

Dave Gettleman watch: As of now, he is still GM. The clock is ticking. Despite getting a win, the Giants and Washington, clearly are two rudderless franchises sinking to the bottom of the NFL.

Prophet’s Pulpit

Giants vs Washington Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

The Giants are finally facing an opponent they can beat in the Washington football team. They are 1-4. They have been playing quarterback roulette. They started the season with Haskins, who proved to be ineffective. They started last week’s game vs the Rams with Allen but he got hurt on a run. They put in Alex Smith. He was in his first game since 2018. It is a great human-interest story. He has had to endure 17 operations to fix his shattered leg. He really should have retired. I felt badly for him as he was sacked 6 times. Allen was sacked twice. The Washington offensive line reminds me of the Ereck Flowers at left tackle anchored Giants offensive line of several years ago. 

Looking at the Giants from last week, they played their best a game of the year. They scored 34 points vs one of the worstdefenses in the NFL. This was an accomplishment because in the four games previous to this they had only scored 47 points, less than a 12 a game average! However, the usual mental mistakes stole victory away from them. Cam Fleming who was moving when the ball was snapped on a fake punt touchdown thrown by the punter to Engram. The other touchdown taken off the board on a phantom offensive pass interference call on Ratley. Even the announcers said it was dubious. It nullified a touchdown to from Jones to Slayton. 

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Prophet’s Point After-Dallas 37 Giants 34

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

Danger Prone Daniel Jones

It’s Groundhog Day every Sunday with the New York Football Giants. It’s another game, and another loss. For some fleeting moments during the game, one was getting delusional when the Giants had a 14-point lead. However, you were smacked back into reality when Danny Turnover had his obligatory turnover, a fumble. As he was being hit, he did nothing to secure the ball. He left it out there like a pineapple on a tree. It was one of the big momentum killing plays in the game.

I ask this of the Together Blue Giants Nation, do you really think Danny Turnover is the future answer at quarterback for this franchise???? I finally think the blind pom-pom waving fans who never look under the hood are coming to the realization that he is not!

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Cowboys 37 NYG 34

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Another deflating loss in Big D.

Strange and bizarre things happen to the Giants in Dallas. Jim Jeffcoat’s interception returns for touchdowns in 1985 and 1987. Both were tipped Phil Simms passes by Ed “Too Tall” Jones. In 2015, Eli Manning told Rashad Jennings twice not to score. Then Manning threw the ball away on 3rd and goal instead of taking a sack. The poor game and clock management allowed Dallas to steal a win from the Giants.

Another stolen win took place Sunday afternoon. Without starting QB Dak Prescott who suffered an injury, backup QB Andy Dalton connected with Michael Gallup on two remarkable catches which set up the game winning field goal.

But it should have not come to this horrible outcome for the Giants. Up 17-3 in the first half, two boneheaded Giant plays short circuited a Giants victory. First, Danger prone Danny Jones gets sacked and coughs up the football which lead to a Dallas TD. Then the score is 17- 10. The later, Joe Judge with the element of surprise calls for a fake FG which is called a TD. But no…….. yellow laundry is thrown on the field. Giants RT Cam Fleming is called for an illegal shift which negates the TD . As a result, Giants had to settle for one of Gano’s 4 field goals which put the Giants up 20 to 17. Subsequently, Dallas drives for a go ahead TD and leading at the half 24-20.

The Giants did played their best game of the season but came up short which drops their record to 0-5. A small consolation for effort and this team stinks. So they will be much chatter about how this team is improving and will take more time. Do not believe the bull shit narrative.

Other Observations:

For the 3rd time in franchise history, the Giants begin a season with 5 Straight losses. The other two years 2013 and 2017.

LT Andrew Thomas looks terrible. He is playing poorly.

WR Slayton and RB Freeman were stalwarts. Not much production from anyone else.

0-5 means wait til next year. Can the Giants win a game this year? They play Washington next week. Cross fingers.

Daniel Jones is 3-14 as a starter.

The Giants should fire GM Dave Gettleman soon.

Tony will have his Point After or we may rename it What is the Point? Monday Evening.

Prophet’s Pulpit-NYG vs Dallas Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

There was good news and bad news from last week’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The good news was that the Giants defense has been getting better all year. They made a great stand in the 2nd half. The only exception was the 55-yard touchdown throw to Kupp. He split Crowder and Love. Bradberry came into the scene at the 20-yard line but he got faked out. 

The Giants outgained the Rams for the game and in the second half but they only had 9 points to show for it. As a matter of fact, the Giants are last in the league in scoring at 11.8 points/game. The last time the Giants scored a touchdown it was at the 14:22 mark of the 4th quarter vs the Bears in Week 2! Jones has not thrown a touchdown for the last 108 passes and counting! Can you honestly tell me you still want him for next year???

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Prophet’s Point After-Rams 17 NYG 9

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

Most teams usually play better the next week after a destructive loss. I almost wrote in the Pulpit, the Giants would play much better vs the Rams. However, based on what we have seen from the Rams, who are very competent, and from the Giants, who were really bad so far, I was hesitant. I thought they would have an easy day with the Giants.

The Giants defense played great overall. They held the Rams to 240 yards overall. The week before vs the Bills, the Rams had 488 yards in a shootout. They Gmen have brought in 2 Pro Bowl caliber players as free agents, Blake Martinez and James Bradberry. The other linebacker, Kyler Fackrell, they brought in from the Packers had his best game with 4 solo tackles, a sack, and 3 tackles for loss. Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams played well. Austin Johnson played well and got a sack. This brings the total sacks to 8 on the year. If you extrapolate that it is 32 sacks for the year. It’s middle to the upper bottom third in the league for 16 games but it is better than I expected. I thought going into the year, the pass rush was their biggest weakness.

The game started the way the Giants left off last week. The Giants went 3 and out in the first drive. The Rams had a beautifully scripted 12 play, 7-minute, 65-yard touchdown drive. On the drive after the touchdown. The futility continued. The Giants make a first down, but on 2nd down of the next series, Jones is sacked, and he fumbles the ball. Luckily he recovers it. They did lose 11 yards on the play. They end up with 3rd and 27 and had to punt.

The Giants situation changes on the next series. Austin Johnson hits Everett on a short pass and strips the ball from him and the Giants recover. The Giants are in business now with a first down at the Rams 34. However, this anemic offense, that has 3 touchdowns in 4 games in a year where teams are scoring points at a record pace, gets stopped. The Giants stall at the 13-yard line and have to kick a field goal.

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Rams 17 NYG 9

Written by: Glenn Warciski

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It has been 8 quarters since the Giants last scored a touchdown. In a league where teams have been scoring points at a record pace, the Giants, under feckless OC Jason Garrett, are stuck in dry dock. Takeaway, the garbage touchdown against the Steelers, the Giants are averaging TEN points per game. This is nothing new for the NFL”s worst team. Since 2016, the Giants have had the same problem. Scoring points has been an exercise in futility. Why? It is the quarterback play. From Eli Manning to Daniel Jones, the Giants still do not have a quality quarterback.

As our Tony “The Prophet” has pointed out, Daniel Jones is not a starting quarterback in the NFL. In addition, Paul and myself were skeptical about Jones the day he was drafted. With 16 games played as a starter, Jones has a putrid 3-13 record. More importantly, Danger Prone Danny turns the ball over each and every game. Yesterday against the Rams, he threw a terrible telegraphed interception at the end of the game. With the Giants trailing 17-9, having a chance to tie this game, Danger Prone inexplicably makes a critical error. His ill advised throw was intercepted at the Rams 7 yard line ending any hope of a potential comeback.

Falling short once again and the losses piling up, the Giants are 0-4 and in last place in the worst division in the NFL.

NFC East

Eagles 1-2-1

Cowboys 1-3

Redskins 1-3

Pathetic Giants 0-4

Other Obervations:

The Giants defense improved their play. Quite frankly, the Rams were sleepwalking through this game. So was it the Giants defense? Or the Rams playing uninspired football? I think it was a combination of both.

The Giants found a cornerback. Austin Johnson. Wow! A major positive. Johnson forced a fumble and had a sack.

Before the season started, I created a poll.

We are a quarter through the 2020 season. After much optimism before this Covid affected season, some fans believed this team can win EIGHT games. With 12 games left, the Giants would have to post an EIGHT and four record. This is not happening. Right now, the Giants are lucky to record a win. Again, some fans bought into the shit sandwich Gettleman was peddling. This team needs a major overhaul. It starts with the feckless owner John Mara.

Tony will have a more detailed post on the latest Giants debacle.