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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Some talking heads are saying this morning's game between the Giants and the Saints was a great contest. I suppose it was. If you love offense, and hate defense.

I love defense, and I hate losing, so I went away very unhappy. I mean, 52 to 49, really? REALLY? Nobody stopped anybody, ever. 52 - 49 is a basketball score.

Okay, Eli was great, Odell was great, the Giants offense kept coming back and coming back. But the Giants defense must have missed the plane to Nawlins. Aside from the one pick six, they were absent all game. And the end of the game was ludicrous. After all that scoring, the game turned on a facemask penalty on our punter.

And just when I thought life could not get any worse, I watched the Jets game.

That one was lost the moment Fitz went down and Geno Smith came in. Geno showed flashes, sure, Geno always shows flashes. But when the clock is ticking down and the game is on the line, he will always came up short. As he did this afternoon. I sure as hell hope that Fitzpatrick can come back next week. If not, then I pray Todd Bowles sits Geno Smith and gives a shot to the kid they drafted, Bryce Petty. Because if Geno is our starter again, the season is over.

Also, we need Nick Mangold back... though his young replacement did well. And Cromartie and Marshall suffered injuries as well. Those could be season-killing too, if they are serious.

All in all, a horrid day. Life is miserable and full of pain.

Only one consolation: the Cowboys lost too. And just as painfully as the Giants.



David Sidebottom
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:25 am (UTC)
well, the Bengals are having a great year, best yet.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:26 am (UTC)
Sorry about the Jets
I am sorry for all the losses today. Being a Raider fan, I can't say we've had too many positives recently but this win was nice :) Based on what you saw, any predictions on the rest of the Raiders season? Or are you strictly a NY guy?
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:33 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry about the Jets
I think the Raiders are on their way up. Carr looks legit.

They won't win their division this year, but could contend for a wild card.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:32 am (UTC)
With a lot of major components missing like Prince, Beason and of course, a pass rusher ... Spags and NYG D knew they were in for a tough fight. Sadly, I don't think they even put up a fight! Saints receivers were running all over the secondary and Breesus had forever to throw to a target of choice.

Oh well, on to Tampa!
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:32 am (UTC)
If you told me that the Giants and the Saints would put up that many points a week ago, i would have called you crazy.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:35 am (UTC)
If you would have told me last week that the Saints and Giants would put up over 100+ points i would have called you crazy... crazy nfl week no the less.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:43 am (UTC)
I know the feeling
I'm a Lions fan, so our entire existence is based on misery and pain, this season being particularly worse than recent years. Time to fire everyone and start planning for next year I suppose.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:45 am (UTC)
Cheer up you still have the Mets... At least temporarily :)
Andy Stratton
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:59 pm (UTC)
This did not go well. As a baseball fan, last nights game for Mets fans hurt.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
While yes last nights game was tough for Mets fans, the game how the Royals won as a Phillies fan made me as giddy as Roose Bolton probably felt when he shoved his dagger through Robb Starks heart.
Anthony DeMarco
Nov. 2nd, 2015 02:39 am (UTC)
NFC East
So the division is looking like a dumpster fire. The Giants are of course inconsistent, Dallas may be lost by the time Romo comes back, Chip Kelly proved unworthy of making any sort of personnel decision, and my Skins are the Skins with Kirk playing brilliant one week and godawful the next.

That being said, who ya got? I still think the Giants win it, they have the best QB/coach combo and are used to it. Philly's D can't hold up forever and Romo won't be back soon enough. I don't think they will win a game without him.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 02:45 am (UTC)
Fear of Wun Wun, and those Giants that ate Belicho
To give you some further consolation, Patriot fan checking in here and I will wager anything that it will be the Giants that take down the Patriots first this year.
Michael Tschuertz
Nov. 2nd, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Fear of Wun Wun, and those Giants that ate Belicho
not with that defense. then again the giants always have our number so...
Frank Vogt
Nov. 2nd, 2015 03:00 am (UTC)
They might have been in trouble when Fitzpatrick went down and mangold out, but the defense seemed to be lost. Like so lost I think they left their courage in Foxboro. What the heck happened to this defense. Bowles is gonna have to figure out a way to get them back, and get that 5th win. Or it's gonna get ugly.
Michael Tschuertz
Nov. 2nd, 2015 04:57 pm (UTC)
all the best to all your injury players.
yeah I guess that is what the patriots do.
still think with this HC you guys have a good shoot at the playoffs.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 03:10 am (UTC)
NFC East
As a life long Eagles fan (who got his wish - at least as far as the Giants and Cowboys go..), all I can say is... how the mighty NFC East has fallen!

I thought the Baylor vs. TCU game was entertaining... er.. I mean the Giants v Saints.
Alexander Pendergrass
Nov. 2nd, 2015 03:22 am (UTC)
"And just when I thought life could not get any worse..."

You remembered the Lions? Oh god! The Lions... :(

Wishing the Giants and Jets the best of luck this season.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 03:29 am (UTC)
Go Hawks!
Nov. 2nd, 2015 06:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Foosball
Oh man, the Hawks win was ugly and sad, but hey...we'll take what we can get.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 05:37 am (UTC)
Fireworks going off outside my apartment and people cheering. Just checked the World Series score and understood.

Sorry, George.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 08:10 am (UTC)
There is just a lack of attention to detail with Tom Coughlin coached teams that leads to colossal game costing mistakes. The game today should've gone to overtime - completely pathetic that the Giants couldn't execute the punt and cover. We also saw the ridiculousness in the first game of the season with Dallas which cost us that game. I like Coughlin and what he stands for, but I think if we don't make the playoffs this year it's time to move on.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 09:16 am (UTC)
C'mon George, Geno looked pretty good today. Fitz isn't a pro bowl caliber quarterback anyway, so I don't think its the end of the world with Geno starting. We might have actually won if the defense didn't allow 34 bleeding points! I have faith that gang green will still get a wild card spot
Nov. 2nd, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
Not with Geno.

If Fitz is out, time to see what Bryce Petty has to offer.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 11:45 am (UTC)
Yesterday was a terrible no good very bad day. I shoulda just clocked out during the Niners shitshow and never looked back.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised you're depressed after the Giants game - it was like watching Scotland lose to Australia in the QFs of the Rugby World Cup (Rugby - it's like American Football without all the padding), on a last minute mistaken call and penalty.

Why the hell do we watch sports anyway, if they're only going to break your heart?
Michael Tschuertz
Nov. 2nd, 2015 09:53 pm (UTC)
Rugby -


it's like American Football without all the padding.

the reason for all the padding is so you dont have a few deaths every season like during the early 20th century.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC)
Life has lost all purpose...
EVERYTHING WENT WRONG THIS WEEK IN NYC/NJ SPORTS! I give up! I'm done! I'm out! Until next week, of course.
April Hill
Nov. 2nd, 2015 02:48 pm (UTC)
Royal Pains?
I was not looking for Kansas City to go all the way. I'm a White Sox fan, so I know how it feels to lose to those guys, and I can't stand it. I was looking for the Mets to knock their socks off, but alas. Non such.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 03:48 pm (UTC)
NFC East
Oh GRRM... The Cowboys loss wasn't painful. The loss to the Giants the week before was painful. Yesterday was expected. The fact that it was as close as it was shocked me. No one still has explained how Seattle got away with 12 men on the field, called a timeout that they didn't have, and no penalty was called.

Giants will win the division this year, I'm fairly certain. Romo won't be able to undo the damage, the Eagles are terrible and Bradford is due for an injury, and Redskins are too bipolar to be a threat. It's a down year for the East, and before the season, I thought it was going to be much, much better. Thank goodness I don't bet.
Michael Tschuertz
Nov. 2nd, 2015 05:06 pm (UTC)
Giants - Saints
game was awesome and weird at the same time. I guess with ever changing rules it will happen more often in the future.

Looking forward to meeting NYG in 2 weeks.
Romo will need a season for the ages to steal your wild card ticket.

So see you(as in the giants team) at the superbowl?
Nov. 2nd, 2015 06:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Giants - Saints
Not bloody likely. Jets have a better chance of making the big show than the Giants do at this point.
Michael Tschuertz
Nov. 2nd, 2015 10:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Giants - Saints
I know i know. What happen to both teams defenses in that match?
and the defense coaches? what did they do during the last 7 days?
i mean on the one hand we have the prophecy, every 4 years, but this team the giants defense is just not up to it.
all the number tell me that on Nov 15 my evil empire will win. After this sunday game if they dont fix this, Tom Brady may have 8 or 9 TDs.
And still Giants are the only teams that has a winning record against evil lil bill/Brady.

Oberyn Calderon
Nov. 8th, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Giants - Saints
I think it's interesting how when the Giants play in the HUGE games (division title or SB) they tend to be completely on point. However I don't understand why they struggle so much during regular season games? Eli is a good quarterback...for the most part.
What do you think is the true issue with the Giants? I think they have a solid team, so I think it might have to do with coaching?

And yeah....the Jets honestly I feel just need a great QB to become a leader of the team, and then they will be on the up and up!
Nov. 2nd, 2015 08:12 pm (UTC)
Collectively both your Giants and Jets didn't look as bad as my Packers, so you got that going for you.
Adam Shelton
Nov. 2nd, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
Who Dat!
I don't know if any similar conversations were going on at a national level, but just a few weeks ago all the talk down here in the greater New Orleans area was about how Brees was getting old and how he might not be able to compete at a high enough level to keep his job.

Then he hung seven touchdowns on the Giants. Seven! What a glorious day to be a Saints fan. Guess he has a little gas left in the tank after all...
Nov. 2nd, 2015 09:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Who Dat!
The Saints would be insane to let Brees walk, as is being rumored. He remains one of the best QBs in football.

Eli almost matched him last night... but Eli has much better receivers.

Nov. 3rd, 2015 01:00 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Who Dat!
Agree we would be insane to let Brees walk. What's being forgotten is how much he played a part in the spiritual rebuilding of the city. He deserves to end his tenure here one way or the other.
The only way I see Brees go is if we fail the rest of the season and he wants to leave. But considering our easy remaining schedule against AFC South opponents, we'll likely end up 10-6 at worst - and still not enough for an NFC wildcard :(

BTW Giants looked sharp on offence. JPP can't come back quickly enough if at least to keep opposing offensive linemen wary.
Michael Tschuertz
Nov. 2nd, 2015 10:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Who Dat!
maybe Brees should get in contact with Tom Bradys trainer?
And I agree with Georg. You dont let a franchise QB go.
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Duane Freese
Nov. 3rd, 2015 03:07 am (UTC)
Poor George. Humbug
You seek sympathy for your Giants and Jets losing? I'm a Lions' fan and a sympathy Nazi. No sympathy for you.
Nov. 3rd, 2015 06:21 pm (UTC)
I think the Saints just like to try to give all their fans heart attacks.
Abu Bakr Salahu-Din
Nov. 5th, 2015 11:13 pm (UTC)
At least you are not a Eagles fan.
Nov. 11th, 2015 02:04 am (UTC)
Woe is me
Try being a Lion's fan


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