The Giants played one of their worst games of the season today against the Philadelphia Eagles and won't be repeating as champs.
The 23-11 loss comes as a shock to many as the Giants were thought to give it a better run than this. This is a different season and different team. The day Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg is possibly the day the season ended for the Giants. In the 5 games since the shooting incident on Novemeber 29th, the Giants have lost 4 of them. Burress was an instrumental part of the Giants postseason success last year and his absence proved to be huge. The Eagles move on to the NFC Championship games against the Arizona Cardinals next week for a trip to the Super Bowl at stake.
Eli Manning threw 2 interceptions and nearly a 3rd one late in the 4th quarter. There's no need to go over what happen in the game, the Giants lost. They didn't take advantage of good field position on several occasions, they didn't covert on 2 critcial 4th down coonversions in the 4th quarter.
It was a nice run by the Giants over the last calendar year but now it's over. They can still be a strong team next season but for now, they go home and the rest of the city will wait for April and baseball season. The Giants looked so good for so long this season until the Plax shooting. Blame whoever and whatever you want for this loss, the Giants didn't get the job done. Thanks Eli for a magical run over the last year, now it's time to say goodbye.