A monster snow storm has trapped the New York Giants in Kansas City. That same storm has partially collapsed the Metrodome, where the Giants and Vikings were expecting to play. With the game officially moved to Monday night, there is time to decide where exactly this game will be played and, if necessary, fly both teams to that location.
From here, I am done thinking about the Vikings and have moved on to the Eagles. Should the New York Giants consider doing the same?
Obviously any conference game is important, but next week’s game against the Eagles will likely make or break the Giants’ playoff chances. All the Giants know at this point is that they are facing the Eagles on a short week, and they have a fair amount of traveling ahead of them before they would traditionally begin thinking about their next game. If you are Tom Coughlin, do you focus solely on the Vikings, move on to the Eagles, or talk about both teams?
It is never a good idea to mentally skip over a team you are scheduled to play and focus on a game in the future, it is a golden rule in all sports. But an unprecedented event has happened here, so maybe it is time to think out of the box in order to win these games. I don’t know what the right answer is here, because I don’t want the Giants to overlook a suddenly dangerous Vikings team. To completely ignore facing the Eagles on a short week, however, cannot bode well for this team. I have to imagine on that plane ride to an as of yet unknown destination the Eagles will be discussed to some extent, and I think, given the unusual circumstances, the rules can be broken just this once.