Covers.com makes a pretty bold statement, Giants look like worst playoff team -- ever
Heck, the Giants nearly blew a 20-point third-quarter lead to the Redskins in their final regular season game. The Giants were bailed out by one man and one man only - Tiki Barber.
In their past eight games, the Giants have allowed an average of 27 points per game. They can't rush the passer, don't stop the run very well and just lost starting cornerback Corey Webster for the season.
In the 36 years since wild-card entries were added to the playoffs, only two 8-8 teams have managed to win in the playoffs.
The Giants have been outscored 107-26 in the fourth quarter over their last eight games.
Thanks to his 7 catch 177 yard performance on Sunday Hank Baskett won his 2nd rookie of the week award. Also, Correll Buckhalter has been removed from the injury report and is fit for this weekend's game.
We all remember how much trash the Giants talked last times these two team met right? Antonio Pierce, Burress, Shockey, even Barber all had something to say... They are certainly singing a different tune this time. It's led Sam Donellon to ask, where's the hate, Giants?
"There's no reason that it should come together," Pierce said when asked this week to offer some semblance of hope. "You look at the way the Eagles are playing. Five-game winning streak, quarterback playing great, running back, defense playing well. So we've got our hands full. We just hope to give them a good game."
This from a man who called Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter's play "limited" before the Dec. 17 game at the Meadowlands, while espousing his own Pro Bowl qualities as a more versatile linebacker.
It turns out that if he were not put on IR Kearse would be healthy enough to play this weekend.
"I was messed up," he said. "During those (first) eight weeks, I was thinking that I wouldn't be able to walk again. I had to heal mentally first."