Giants 30 - Seahawks 42
The most amazing part of this game was the fact that when there were 29 seconds left on the clock, the Giants down by 12, I actually had hope. There was an actual smile on my face as the Seahawks punted away. After last week and the fourth quarter this week, there was a brief moment of hope. I thought for just a second that the Giants might get lucky and bring back the punt for a touchdown, followed by another onside kick attempt. Obviously that did not happen, but who in the world would have thought that would have even been an option a few hours ago?
Regardless, the Giants lost and it was ugly for three quarters. Eli Manning looked terrible early on, the defense put no pressure on the quarterback again and the feud with Tom Coughlin and Plaxico Burress escalated (quietly) right before our very eyes when Burress was pulled from the game after a fumble.
But rather then go down that route right now, I will take a positive look at this. If this game proved anything, it was that last week was not a fluke. Granted these types of situation should not come up as often as they, but Eli can lead this team down the field when he has to. Meanwhile, Fred Robbins continues to impress on the defensive side of the ball. He seems like he is on every single play and he helped the Giants shut down one of the best rushers in the NFL today.
This team really does have "it", I just can not understand why it takes them three quarters to figure it out. There are a lot of problems, many which are obvious and over the course of the week (with a bye week coming up), I will go over those.