Well, the Giants learned the hard way that it’s not over till the game clock reads zero, being ahead three touchdowns or not.
It’s a timeless sports rule that both athletes and fans struggle to control. Blame it on just pure anticipation or being overly confidant, experiencing a catastrophic collapse stings.
The Giants did just that today, right in their own house, surrounded by 60,000 of their biggest allies.
Call it heartbreak, disgust, pathetic all wrapped into a ball of disappointment.
The Eagles kept believing nothing was over, a motto that has now beaten the G-men six times in a row.
You can only hope that “hitting rock bottom” is exactly what happened this past Sunday afternoon.
Scoring four touchdowns, in fewer than seven minutes, to get the win seems perfectly suitable to presume the only way to proceed is up.
As for the collapsing, let’s leave that for the Jets and Mets to conquer.
Just remember, the Giants always play brilliantly as the underdogs. So, maybe this is actually a blessing in disguise.
As for Vick and his Eagles, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said it a few weeks back about how Vick was playing:
- Jackson TD caps Eagles’ rally, Giants’ collapse (cbssports.com)
- “DeSean Jackson, Michael Vick Lead Eagles to Epic Last-Second Comeback Win Over Giants” and related posts (nesn.com)
- NFL Week 15, Giants Vs. Eagles: DeSean Jackson Walk-Off Punt Return TD Gives Eagles The 38-31 Win (sbnation.com)
- The Fifth Down: Eagles-Giants: The Anatomy of a Comeback (fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Eagles Vs. Giants: Details On Eagles Comeback (bleacherreport.com)