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More Pain

Another Sunday, another painful Giants loss.

Sometimes you get good Eli.  Sometimes you get bad Eli.  This week, it was definitely Eli's evil twin.  Five interceptions.  Five  FIVE!!!

It's a wonder the score was so close.  The Niners dominated much of the game, but to the credit of Big Blue's D, they bent but did not break, and denied San Francisco several times in the red zone.  If only the offense had been able to take advantage...

But no.  Every time it seemed as if points were in prospect, Bad Eli threw another one to the Niners.  Even so, with time running out in the fourth quarter, the G-Men were down at the five with first and goal.  Four runs with Rashad Jennings and maybe we steal the win.  Instead we got three fades (all incomplete) and an INT.  Game over.

The only good to salvage from the afternoon: it does appear New York has found a genuine star in Odell Beckhem Jr.   He could very well turn into the best wideout the Giants have had since... well, since forever... and next year, if Victor Cruz returns to form, Big Blue could have one of the best receiving tandems in the league.

But that's next year.  And we'll still need some more studs on the O-line, to help keep Eli alive and upright.

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smofbabe
Nov. 17th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
It was not a good day for either Manning...
xraytheenforcer
Nov. 17th, 2014 12:34 am (UTC)
I can't tell if I'm intensely disappointed that I didn't watch a five-INT Eli, or if I was saved from feeling a large amount of shame on your behalf, George.

Seriously. FIVE INTS? Goddamn.
Erik North
Nov. 17th, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
Keep the faith
As a life long Red Sox fan, you have to roll with the bad times. It'll make Manning and cos. next Super Bowl run that much sweeter.
Grace Navarro
Nov. 17th, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
football
Our Seahawks lost. We've had a few people getting injured and on the DL. Yes for us here, it has been more pain literally.
dzneill
Nov. 17th, 2014 12:41 am (UTC)
Any given Sunday...
As a Chiefs fan I can relate with QB woes.

I still think Eli can find a spark and go on a championship-level run, though.

Back to TWOIAF, so many dragons.....
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grrm
Nov. 17th, 2014 01:28 am (UTC)
Left tackle.
rays_of_eos
Nov. 17th, 2014 01:24 am (UTC)
What made that loss so difficult is that the defense fought hard to keep the 49ers to only 16 points....but the offense blew it. All they needed was ONE touchdown to take the lead, but they couldn't keep possession.
I am looking forward to what Beckhem Jr. brings to the team too, he had some great moments.
My Eagles-fan husband was harping pretty hard on those five interceptions, until Philly played Green Bay. He's not so vocal at the moment.
OberynMattell
Nov. 17th, 2014 05:11 am (UTC)
Buwaha
George, I bet against our "beloved" G-men again and raked in a couple of gold dragons. I'm like the Baelish of Giants fans, lurking in the shadows, seemingly just a normal fan cheering his team along, but when the opportunity arises and I sense chaos, I pounce. Now to hatch a scheme to knock off Mace Coughlin and install Tywin Harbaugh in his stead. Buwahahahahaha

Edited at 2014-11-17 05:47 am (UTC)
Krystal Crouch
Nov. 17th, 2014 06:59 am (UTC)
security! Or lack there of.
I feel like Eli gets nervous not trusting the pocket will hold, panics trying to micro manage and messes up....
Julio Magnani
Nov. 17th, 2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
Well George, at least you could take solace in seeing the Iggles get completely crushed at Green Bay :) Rodgers is playing as good as I've ever seen a QB play.
Alexander Pendergrass
Nov. 17th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
The Lions loss was particularly devastating. Defense allowed two straight touchdowns, and then absolutely nothing for the rest of the game. And they came up with two turnovers. And still Stafford and crew could only muster up two field goals. >_
starkdad
Nov. 18th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
Falcons Flying
Somehow Falcons (also with no offense line) have backed into first place in the woeful NFC South.

There is so much Pete Rozell parity that in any given division any team can win it. Rams beat Broncos? How can anyone make sense of this league?

It all makes Agincourt look perdictable.

Except for the Evil Bill Empire which continues to crush Luck Skywalker and any other would be Rebel Alliances. And all with a bunch of plug in player clones that he regenerates from the wavier morgue. I'm afraid we will just have to wait till Darth Brady retires to bring down this Empire.

Good thing that its all essentially meaningless or we would all be driven crazy.

But its good to be a Falcon/Ram fan (for a week).

TomT
Jimmy Potter
Nov. 19th, 2014 09:14 am (UTC)
Re: Falcons Flying
People give the Pats a lot of grief as being the bad guys, but what other franchise gives even a tenth of the opportunity to the underdog player? They aren't clones, they are people, with strengths and weaknesses and a hell of a lot more potential. Belichick and his scouts are the best at finding the 'diamonds in the rough', which sounds a lot more like the rebels than the Empire, don't you think?
grrm
Nov. 19th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Falcons Flying
Belichick and Kraft are also the quickest team to dump players, even guys who have been mainstays for them for years. There's no loyalty there, it's all bottom line.

It's good business, sure. Still stinks, IMNSHO.
Robert Burchett
Nov. 19th, 2014 05:35 am (UTC)
Be glad you're not a Raider's fan. That would really have you crying.
GeekFurious
Nov. 20th, 2014 08:17 am (UTC)
As I like to say...
I can stomach the Giants stinking it up every other season or so, but two seasons in a row of this stuff is difficult to take. Not that I have a choice... but this has been a year of waiting for the following year.
boomkrashhh
Nov. 20th, 2014 10:20 am (UTC)
I wish my Saints had got Beckham. He wanted to go there coming from the South. Ah well, wishes. And we got Cooks who is fantastic (and underrated because of the way we have used him underneath instead of in open space).
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