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Five in a Row

The Giants won their fifth game in a row on Sunday.

It was, admittedly, not as convincing a win as I would have liked. The opponent was the woeful (this year, anyway) Chicago Bears, with the worst offense in the NFL, but even so the Giants came out sleepwalking during the first half and let the Monsters of the Midway take an early lead.

Thankfully, they woke up in the third quarter and took command, with a couple of nice touchdown drives that put them well ahead. Not far enough ahead for my comfort, mind you. Come the fourth quarter, the playcalling turned absurdly conservative. One more score would have sealed the game, but instead the G-Men played run, run, run, kick, trying to run down the clock... a rather dangerous tactic, given how much our run game sucks this season. The Bears could still have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat up to the last moment. It took a late Jay Cutler INT to nail down the win.

Landon Collins, who made the pick, looks like the real deal. A star in the making. The whole defense played well. They get better every week. Kudos to Spags, and all the guys on D, especially Snacks, Vernon, and JPP.

It was great to see Victor Cruz back as well.

So... five in a row... and a good shot at a wild card berth. Maybe even more, if the Cowboys stumble. The G-Men are the only team to beat them this year.

(The Jets avoided losing by having a bye).



April Hill
Nov. 23rd, 2016 12:26 am (UTC)
The Bears
They were woeful last year, too.
Keith Russell Dulak
Nov. 23rd, 2016 12:52 am (UTC)
Felt the same way last week with our Bills on their bye. This week, god bless those missed p.a.ts!!!
David Levin
Nov. 23rd, 2016 03:53 am (UTC)
Last week of season could be big game for wildcard.
Giants rolling. 7-3

After beginning 0-2, Washington doing the same thing - 6-3-1.

It could come down to the last game for the wild card, as Giants play Redskins the last week of season.

Maybe, hopefully, Cowboys will stumble. But their offense line is so good, it is doubtful.

So as a Giant's fan, who do you root for on Thanksgiving? Skins or Cowboys? They play each other and it could be another classic.

Edited at 2016-11-23 04:13 am (UTC)
Nov. 23rd, 2016 04:11 am (UTC)
The problem with the Giants
The problem that the Giants have is they have a sub-par offense. As you said, they have no ground game and their passing is just good, but not great, and while the D is pretty damn good, it's not Denver or Seattle levels of good. You need an elite D like Denver or Seattle to win a Super Bowl without an elite offense.

If I had to say who would make the Super Bowl today, it'd be the Cowboys and the Patriots. I know that's your nightmare, but I would love it (I'm a Pats fan). I mean, have you seen the way Brady is playing? I've watched him since I was a kid, and this might be the best I've ever seen him play. And Dak... that kid is amazing.

Edited at 2016-11-23 04:13 am (UTC)
(Deleted comment)
Nov. 23rd, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Do You Find The Charisma of OBJ Amusing?
You must be a Giants fan. To the rest of the league he's the most annoying personality possible. Even Eli doesn't like him.
Bobby Skelton
Nov. 23rd, 2016 01:25 pm (UTC)
Landon Collins
Im happy to see Landon Collins tearing it up this year. I love to see my former Bama players excelling at the next level. Roll Tide!
Nov. 23rd, 2016 02:23 pm (UTC)
Football Giants
Landon Collins is quickly becoming the best safety in all of football. You can't go wrong drafting Alabama players... particularly defensive Alabama players.

Best thing about making the playoffs (which is looking pretty good for the Giants right now) is that once you are in, you don't need to be the best team to win it. It sure wouldn't be the first time.
Nov. 23rd, 2016 04:00 pm (UTC)
Giants are mediocre. They've eeked out 5 straight wins against teams all .500 or worse, winning in the typical ugly/lucky Giants fashion - all by 7 points or less. Often times losing in the stats (yards, possession) but getting a lucky turnover here or there.

If they manage to survive the stretch of Steelers/Cowboys/Lions/Eagles/Redskins at the end of the season, I don't see them making much noise in playoffs. No running game, passing game sporadic, defense OK but hasn't faced much competition. 10-6 is probably best possible outcome for them. Likely 9-7.
Nov. 23rd, 2016 07:30 pm (UTC)
The last time they went 9-7 they won the Superbowl.
David Levin
Nov. 23rd, 2016 08:14 pm (UTC)
Skins will beat Giants in an epic last game of the year barn burner.

Victor should make playoffs. And that ain't Cruz.

Sorry George.
MaryEllen Vincenza
Nov. 24th, 2016 02:55 am (UTC)
signed books
Hi George, Happy Thanksgiving. Sorry for posting this comment here, but the thread for the autographed books is disabled. I was wondering, are all of the books for sale that you are the author (or co author) of signed by you? Also, will we learn more about the Order of the Green Hand in future books?

Sincerely your huge fan,
Nov. 24th, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
Re: signed books
Yes and yes.
MaryEllen Vincenza
Nov. 26th, 2016 05:21 am (UTC)
Re: signed books
Hi George!
Thank you so much for the reply! I loved all of your ASOIAF books, but A Dance with Dragons has so many tiny tid bits, such as The Order of the Green Hand and the Wolf's Den, that really intrigued me. Again thanks so much for the information. Now I have to decide which book I want to get. :)
Have a great weekend.
Sincerely your huge fan, MaryEllen
John-Perry Bentley
Nov. 24th, 2016 03:16 am (UTC)
Hello George,
Do you watch real football, like Manchester United?
Ps: I'm the biggest asoiaf fan in the world.
You did some amazing work, can't wait for the winds of winter.
Nov. 24th, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
Sorry, soccer does not do it for me.
Nov. 24th, 2016 05:28 am (UTC)
(The Jets avoided losing by having a bye).

Given the state of the Jets, that's not as certain as it could be.
Nov. 24th, 2016 11:47 am (UTC)
10-6 should see a WC.

All other NFC divisions are not deep this year.
Its all about the East.


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