Prophet’s Pulpit-NYJ vs NYG Preview & Prediction (Landfill Bowl)

Landfill Bowl

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

Week 10 brings the Landfill Bowl for New York with the matchup of the Jets vs. the Giants. Here we have 2 of the worst 6 teams in the league. The Jets are 1-7 while the Giants are 2-7. The Giants should be 1-8. Matt Gay of Tampa Bay missed a 34 yard chip shot PAT distance field goal vs. the Giants in week 3.They would have won 34-32 but lost to New York 32-31. The only other team that the Giants beat were the hapless Redskins. Keenum got hurt in that game and Washington put in Haskins for his first appearance. Obviously, he was not ready for the bright lights of NFL play yet and made victory easy for the Gmen. 

In this matchup you have the Jets who have scored the least amount of points in the league at 96 vs. the Giants who have given up 255 points this year to the opposition. The only team that has given up more points has been the Miami Dolphins at 1 point more at 256. However, they gave up half those points, 133, in the first 3 weeks. The Jets have only 16 plays of 20 yards or more. The Giants on the other hand have given up 46 plays of 20 yards or more. 11 of those plays have gone for 40 yards or more including 2 last week vs. the Cowboys. The Jets red zone defense is very bad allowing touchdowns to the opposition 65.4% of the time in the red zone which ranks 29th

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Prophet’s Pulpit-Point After-Cowboys vs NYG

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

I retired last Friday so now that I have more time. Glenn asked me to separate the Prophet’s Pulpit. So I am doing Prophet’s Point After postgame report and the Pulpit will become a true preview.

The Giants game vs. the Cowboys was another disgrace. This was a game that they had multiple chances to win vs. a Dallas team that had a slow start coming off their bye. The Giants got a gift on the first play with a Dak interception by Bethea at the 15 yard line. He ran it back to the 8 yard line. First down was a Barkley run up the middle for 4 yards. The 2nd down was a Barkley run to the left for 1 yard. Now everybody in the free world knows that the next play is going to be a pass. It was an incomplete pass to Ellison. Then they kick the chip shot field goal. I said right then with less than 2 minutes elapsed that the Giants are going to lose this game!

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Monday Morning Giants- Cowboys 37 NYG 18- aka Black Cat Game

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Where do you start? The Giants lose again. This is five in a row. Remember when they defeated Washington back in September. September 29th is the last time this sorry franchise won a game. They got to 2-2 and were feeling confident. Well, now, with FIVE consecutive losses, ( 3 of them in front of the Giants faithful-now a record at home of 5-16 over their last 21 games.) Ouch. Are you paying attention Giants owner John Kevin Mara?

Your new regime which was brought in here to change the culture of losing, well continues to lose. After 25 games, a dismal 7-18 record. Even with the recent acquisition of DL Leonard Williams, the defense continues to give up big plays. The sad part about Monday night’s game: It was winnable. The Giants had opportunities to get a quick TD early and, unfortunately had to settle for a field goal. ( Four field goals in five red zone attempts.) This team continues to make the same mistakes. This all falls on embattled head coach Pat Shurmur.

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Prophet’s Pulpit-Giants vs Cowboys Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

I was right on with my call of last week’s game. I called it Detroit 33 and the Giants 24. The real score was Detroit 31-26. Daniel Jones had the pleasure of playing against the worst pass defense in the league. He had his best game and it made him look like Dan Marino but the Giants still lost. Slay was out along with 2 other starters. Danny Dimes was 28 of 41 for 322 with 4 TD’s and no picks. It was his best game. He is probably better than expected but he still has a lot to learn. He had 2 nice throws to Slayton for his only 2 catches and both were for TD’s. The Giants are still only 2-6 and should be 1-7 because Tampa Bay missed a chip shot field goal that would have given them the win at the end of the game. 

The Giants couldn’t run the ball thanks to Snacks Harrison. I would not have let him go last year during the season. At the worst case, I would have kept him for all last year. Then you can see where you stand with him with the draft coming up and free agency. The Giants had only 80 yards rushing. They were getting so many passing yards, they didn’t have to force it. Barkley did catch 8 of 10 targets for 79 yards. 

Dave Gettleman in an inexplicable move gave up a 3rd and a 5th round pick for Leonard Williams this week from the rival Jets. There is no need for this trade. If the Giants need help it is at edge rusher and linebacker more than they need another defensive lineman. Williams’s career has been far from stellar. Let’s face it, Williams was the 6th overall pick in the 2015 draft. This is the infamous draft that Jerry “Reach” picked Ereck Flowers with the 9th pick. He was one of the biggest busts in Giant’s history. Williams has been a disappointment. He has 17 sacks in 5 years with none this year. You have to consider him a bust given that he was drafted so high. Now he is our problem. Gettleman wants to transform him into our run stopper. The 5th round pick that we gave up turns into a 4th if they sign him for 2020. If they cut him they can get a 3rd round compensatory pick back. He is a risky rental. I don’t know why you wouldn’t get one next year in free agency or in the draft. This team has at least 5 more pressing needs. It’s Gettleman being Gettleman because he is smarter than everyone else on the planet. 

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Monday Morning Giants-Lions 31 NYG 26

Written by: Paul Burke

I live in metro Detroit.  Every Sunday in the fall Lions games are on the television in our household. Although I am not from the Motor City, my wife is an ardent Lions fan. Fortunately, I brainwashed one of my kids to become a Giants fan. It is my opinion, without question, the Lions along with Cleveland are the worst NFL franchises. Needless to say, witnessing hundreds of Lions games, they seem to keep any opposing team in a game.  Today, it wasn’t any different.

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Prophet’s Pulpit-Giants vs Lions Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

The Giants game vs the Cardinals last week was a disgrace. The Giants were playing one of the few beatable opponents on their schedule. They had 10 days rest from their last game. They were playing a Cardinals team that had to travel to the East Coast for a 10am PST game. The Cardinals were the 30th ranked defense giving up 414 yards/game. Before the late tailgaters got to their seats at MetLife Stadium, the Giants were down 14-0! The backup rookie running back, Chase Edmonds was running through the Gmen like a hot knife through butter. He scored those first 2 touchdowns from 20 yards out and had 3 for the day with 126 yards. He scored on the same type play all 3 times, and the Gmen couldn’t stop it. This allowed the Cardinals to take the ball out of Murray’s hands. He only threw for 104 yards on 21 attempts. 

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Monday Morning Giants- A Giant Dump! ARZ 27 NYG 21

Written by: Paul Burke and Glenn Warciski

Daniel Jones accuracy is a positive takeaway.

Where are we going with this team and organization? Another depressing loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, the Giants THIRD loss in a row, drops their overall record to 2-5. The hope and euphoria around Daniel Jones has waned. Despite putting up meager numbers, (233 yards passing, 1 TD and 1 INT, 3 fumbles and TWO lost) , under the circumstances, he played fairly well. Jones plays the game with aplomb. Yes, he holds onto the ball too long. This is engendering the fumbles. We have to focus on him learning the speed of the game. It is the mental side and experience is what is lacking.

This is a team game. We have to turn our focus back to the decision makers. Since 2018, we were sold a bunch of crap about a quest for another Super Bowl with Eli and drafting a positional player #2 overall.  Mr. Hog Mollie was going to work his magic and restructure the offensive line by DRAFTING ONE Guard in round #2, signing a cast off from the Pats Solder which equates to Belichick has no value in him anymore. Then signing a FA in Omameh who lasted 3 weeks? Then moving Reese’s trash to RT. How did that work out with your new coach?

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Prophet’s Pulpit-NYG vs ARZ Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

Welcome Back! It has been awhile since the Giants played a game.

I had last week’s Giants/Patriots game called pretty well. I called it Patriots 34, Giants 0. I called it 5 touchdowns for the Patriots. I called a missed extra point by Nugent who had been missing 1 a game. He didn’t miss an extra point but he did miss a 40 yard field goal in the 3rd quarter. I couldn’t see how the Giants could score without Barkley, Gallman, Engram and Sheppard, who made up 80%+ of their offense. The game was weird given the fact that there were 2 fumble returns for touchdowns and a blocked punt for a touchdown. 

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Patriots 35 Giants 14

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Undermanned and playing on the road, unfortunately on a short week, the Giants fought and played gritty. Ultimately, the outcome was a 21 point loss to the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. This 2019 Giants team is streaky. Lose 2. Win 2. Lose 2. After six games, the Giants have a record of 2-4. Will they bounce back from this disappointing loss? Or will there be an avalanche of losses?

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Prophet’s Pulpit-Giants vs Patriots Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

Well to paraphrase Dennis Green, “Daniel Jones is who we thought he was”. Yes Gettleman’s early reach, who had a perfect storm in his first game and an easy encounter with one of the “on the clock” teams, the Redskins, in his second is in the deep end of the pool now. Yes he starts the gauntlet of 8 teams where they probably will not be favored in one contest. The Giants may very well lose all those games.  

Granted, Jones is still on the NFL learning curve. However pre-career predictions of a floor of Case Keenum and a celling of Alex Smith are coming true. We also start this week to see who Sam Darnold is. He had a bad supporting cast last year. He has a better cast this year and I think he is one year away from being very good as they get the rest of the team put around him. I as stated before would have drafted him or waited until 2020. Also the Giants are one of the “on the clock teams this year. They will be fighting the Dolphins, Redskins, Jets, Bengals, Broncos and Steelers for one of the top 5 draft picks. They definitely could have gotten one of the top 4 QB’s, with Tua going to the first pick. Let’s be real, they should be 1-4 as Bucs’ kicker Gay missed a 34 yard FG that would have given them the victory. 

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