New York Giants Starring in Road Warriors Part II?

NEW YORK – The Giants have been winning games lately and I noticed that they have already won 3 out of 4 on the road. The will play in road game number 5 on Sunday against the 49ers. If they win that game, could we be looking at the Road Warriors Part 2 here? They have also won 3 out of 4 home games. Winning more on the road and having your Christmas Eve game against the Jets away (still played at MetLife stadium), the G-Men could go for 6 or 7 wins on the road this year. The last 3 road game will be against tough opponents. They will face the New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets Jets on the road after playing the 49ers in San Francisco this Sunday. If the Giants win in Frisco, they will be 4-1 on the road and I think they would finish by beating the Cowboys and Jets. The Packers are the biggest test of the entire schedule though and that is a home game at MetLife stadium.

Why am I bringing all of this up? Because of the obvious similarities to the 2007 team, that fans have been comparing the 2011 team to for weeks. The ‘Road Warriors’ nickname was bestowed on them in 2007 by the fans and media. I try not to buy into that too much because I don’t want to throw any bad karma on what’s happening this year. I am very excited to see them play the 49ers this Sunday and think a win there would really make their playoff chances shoot up exponentially. Is it too early in the season, at week ten, to start wondering about a possible playoff game from the G-Men this season? I certainly hope so after missing the playoffs for the past two years in a row. Last year was a joke. How the Giants did not get into the playoffs with a 10-6 record shows the flaws in the system. Coach Coughlin said you can kiss his butt if you don’t like it. He said that 10-6 is a winning season and a good record. I agree with him. The 2011 season is a different story and looks very promising. If the Giants beat the 49ers, then to be true to myself, it makes me think the Giants are almost a lock to get to the playoffs. It would take a historical collapse or something for them to miss the playoffs in 2011.

Let’s get something straight, QB Eli Manning is an ELITE Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP, Pro Bowl player, Road Warrior and franchise quarterback who happens to be an Iron Man in the game of NFL football. Give him the respect he has earned. If Manning does not get voted into the Pro Bowl this year, I will know the game is rigged. By the way, fan voting has already started at NFL.com. He is playing out of his mind this year and deserves these few words of acknowledgment for what he has built this year. He is also the team MVP for the year in my opinion. Manning continues to prove the doubters wrong and play the game on his own terms. He is a great leader on the field and a role model for kids off the field. What more can you ask of a quarterback for an NFL team?

Speaking of the Pro Bowl, if I had to guess, I can see a bunch of Giants players that deserve to go to Honolulu. Players like QB Eli Manning, OL Chris Snee, WR Hakeem Nicks, WR Victor Cruz, TE Jake Ballard, DE Osi Umenyiora, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, LB Michael Boley, S Antrel Rolle, P Steve Weatherford. How many of these guys get in will be revealed down the road. I say at least four or five of these guys will be in Hawaii. I think everyone can agree the 2011 NFL MVP will most likely be Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers will be in Hawaii and Manning deserves to be there too. As of this date and halfway point of the 2011 season, QB Eli Manning has thrown for 2,377 yards 15 TD’s 6 INT’s.

How many of the 3 road games (Saints, Cowboys and Jets) left to play this year will the Giants win? How do the Giants playoff chances look mid-way through the year?

RD – nygreporter.com

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8 Responses to New York Giants Starring in Road Warriors Part II?

  1. bobbyg says:

    you talk about deja vu,i watched the replay of the giants-patriots game last night and could not believe all the similarities that were in the superbowl win in 07.i cant help but think that this could be the most improbable year for the g-men since that amazing superbowl run in 07 throughout the playoffs.especially the way there winning these games on the road with all of the injuries.this team could do something incredibly special when the entire sports media doubted them.i believe this team could beat all three you put up there,especially the cowboys.but i really think the g-men are going to show up huge at home against the packers. because of the fact that they did come through finally with no injuries in that game with the pats and should be getting deeper as the weeks go by.like i said before,if there doing this with all the banged up players they had,i could only be confident in the fact that this team will compete with anyone they put in front of them.i know these are the months of november and december that are known for the giants collapses late in the year,but i just feel very good about this giants team and there chances to really take the nfc by storm in the second half.

    • robdomaine says:

      It really was like watching the same team back then. So many different comparisons and coincidences. Everything seems to be on track and like I mentioned, I expect them to win again versus the 49ers. We need 4 more wins for a tremendous shot at the playoffs, especially when the other NFC East teams are failing and falling down the ranks.

  2. bobbyg says:

    oh,and the one similarity that really stood out in the pats game was on the final drive eli almost through a sideline pick just like the one assante samuel almost had in the suprbowl in 07.its just when you see things like that happen for your team,you cant help but think something good is about to happen.by the way,the eagles and cowboys rah rah media analysts are still saying there going to crush the g-mens chances and that there going to get in the playoffs.these fools dont give up,but to me the g-men are just using it all as motivation to get where they need to be.

    • robdomaine says:

      QB Eli Manning simply owns the 4th quarter, it’s uncanny. I am so glad that is is working hard and playing well and shutting up the critiques. he deserves to be voted into the Pro Bowl. They are on a roll in 2011!

  3. bobbyg says:

    Often portrayed as the antithesis of a stage dad, Archie Manning is not immune to the bee sting of criticism when it comes to his son Eli, especially when that criticism is delivered by FOX broadcasters Troy Aikman and Joe Buck.

    Speaking by phone the day after watching the Fox telecast of the New York Giants’ 24-20 upset of the New England Patriots, Archie called Aikman one of the game’s all-time greats and agreed with the three-time Super Bowl winner’s take on the current state of the position.

    But the Manning patriarch didn’t agree with what he heard from the former Dallas Cowboys star about Eli’s throws. “I don’t always listen to Troy and Joe,” Archie said. “They’re kind of hard on Eli. Joe’s always been really tough on Eli, and it seems this year Troy is too. But that’s OK. Sometimes I just mute them.”

    Archie isn’t the first Manning to take aim at Buck’s analysis of Eli’s play. In a 2009 NBC interview with Bob Costas, Peyton Manning told of the time he stood on top of his bed watching his kid brother engineer a late drive “and Joe Buck is just ripping Eli, just because that’s what he seems to enjoy doing.

    “So I’m yelling at Joe Buck, ‘Just call the play-by-play Joe! Let Aikman do the commentary.’”thought you might like that rob.joe buck has made me want to jump through the tv screen the last few years with his slamming of eli manning and the giants and he finally got slammed back.people will take notice of all the slamming of the g-men,especially when its not justified and there playing as good if not better then any team in the nfl.

    • robdomaine says:

      I know buddy, they have gone a little far this year and the fans are really recognizing it. FOX should make a change there for sure. It’s deflating to wait all morning for your game to come on TV and then have these two up there saying, Good Afternoon.

  4. bobbyg says:

    i got that off bleacher report at 5 am this morning and knew you would get a kick out of it,especially that when the giants win,the other team is not that good, and when the giants lose there the worst team in the league lol.but its really not getting that funny with the bias against big blue.so its nice that even the so called best analysts in the league(yeah right), get called on there nonsense.just more fuel for the g-mens fire this season.

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