12/5/11 Christmas DAC Day 5, Monday Big Blues

December 5, 2011

NEW YORK – Hello Giants fans, that was a tough loss against the Packers last night. I knew it would be a close game but I really thought the Giants were going to win. The undefeated Packers continue rolling and deserve the victory. The reason I gave that side note of Monday Big Blues in the article title is obvious. With only four games left in the season, the G-men need to do everything in their power to win all four of those games. If they fail to do so, they will be swimming in the blues until next year.

The playoffs are right around the corner and the Giants fans need their postseason fix after missing the past two years. Do I think it’s possible? Absolutely. The Giants need to get some players healthy on defense to get really busy on the field. Now we learn that S Kenny Phillips was injured in Sundays game and it only gets worse. In my honest opinion, the Giants are lucky to have the record they own with all of these injuries. It is a testament to the depth on the New York squad but still, a 6-6 record is nothing to cheer about.

DAC Fact

Yes, the Giants lost to the undefeated Green Bay Packers (12-0) and it looks like QB Aaron Rodgers is a sure thing to win the NFL MVP for 2011. He has been playing on another level this year and breaking records. Which got me thinking, how many New York Giants players have won the NFL MVP? Do you think you know the answer? This isn’t trivia, it is simply stating Giants facts. The answer is five.

Let’s take a look at the five Giants who earned NFL MVP honors.

1. Mel Hein – 1938 NFL MVP

2. Frank Gifford – 1956 NFL MVP

3. Charlie Conerly – 1959 NFL MVP

4. Y.A. Tittle – 1963 NFL MVP

5. Lawrence Taylor – 1986 NFL MVP

Who do you think will end up as the next Giants NFL MVP? Is he on this team?

RD – nygreporter.com

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NFL Week 13: Giants vs. Packers, Game Notes

December 5, 2011

NEW YORK – The Giants faced the undefeated Green Bay Packers in another NFC battle. The Giants desperately need some wins to keep their playoff hopes alive. Unfortunately, the G-Men were not able to pull out the win after a hard fought game. They lost to the Green Bay Packers 38-35. I have to take my hat off to Big Blue because they played their hearts out but they still need some wins and soon or they will miss the playoffs for a third straight year. Unacceptable in the City of New York. The Giants and Packers each scored in every single quarter of play and I really believe it could have gone either way at the end. The G-Men fall to 6-6 with four games left in the season.

Of course, all of Giants nation is upset with the loss because the loss effects our playoff hopes. Some of the fair weather fans were really laying into the Giants last night. Instead of saying, the Giants are playing the best team in the NFL and doing very well. They say, the Giants stink in all of this angry and unhelpful venting. The picture is very clear now. The Giants need to win all of their last four games to make it back to the playoffs. They might be able to squeak in with three wins but the NFC East is so tight right now with the Cowboys that four wins would be better.

Let’s take a look at my notes from the game.

QB Eli Manning – Manning had another outstanding game. He finished with 347 yards 3 TD’s and 1 INT.

RB Brandon Jacobs – Jacobs ran hard again yesterday and finished with 59 yards and 1 TD leading all rushers.

WR Hakeem Nicks – Nicks exploded for 2 TD’s and 88 yards. He is playing on a Pro Bowl level right now.

DE Justin Tuck – Defensive captain Justin “Truck” had another good game and finished with 1 sack.

LB Chase Blackburn – Blackburn made his return to the field for Big Blue yesterday and came away with an INT. Welcome home Chase!

RB Ahmad Bradshaw – Bradshaw returned to the field after missing a few games due to injury. He was rusty but finished with 38 yards.

LB Mathias Kiwanuka – Kiwi hits hard. He had a good game and was laying out people on the field

S Antrel Rolle – Rolle is a force to be reckoned with out there and finished 3rd on the team in tackles.

TE Jake Ballard – Ballard had another productive game and contributed 47 yards. He has stepped up big time this year.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul – JPP better make it to the Pro Bowl this year. He had another solid game causing havoc.

WR Victor Cruz – Cruz should be in the Pro Bowl this year too. He had a great game finishing with 119 yards.

DT Linval Joseph – Joseph has really been playing well the past few weeks. This week, he led all tacklers on the Giants defense.

CB Aaron Ross – Ross continues to produce out there finishing 4th in tackles. He misses some plays but is doing a good job overall.

DE Dave Tollefson – Tollefson always seems to make a big play in each game he plays in. He finished with 1 sack.

LB Michael Boley – Boley returned to the field from injury and boy am I glad he is back. One of our defensive leaders returns!

TE Travis Beckum – Beckum made his one catch count, going 67 yards for the TD early in the game. Nice going Travis!

P Steve Weatherford – The Weatherman continues his great season with another solid game. You can’t deny his production.

K Lawrence Tynes – Tynes made a huge FG in the 1st quarter and finished 2/2 on FG attempts and made all 3 of his extra point attempts.

Giants Offense – The Giants offense had a great game and put up 447 yards and 35 points on the Packers defense.

Giants Defense – The Giants defense is clearly injury depleted and doing what they can out there. They finished with 2 sacks 1 INT 0 forced fumbles.

Giants Special Teams – The Giants special teams needs work but they did a good job yesterday.

What did you think about the Giants performance against the Packers?

RD – nygreporter.com

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