Jekyll and Hyde: Romo and Manning in November

The New York Giants continue their November slump by pathetically losing to the Cincinnati Bengals 31-13. Eli Manning has not been showing up as of late and the Giants have lost two in a row entering the bye week. The Giants have lost 21 of their last 34 November games. A staggering number in the Tom Coughlin era.

After the beat down in Cincinnati, the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles faced each other in an NFC East showdown to see who could gain some ground on the Giants.

 The Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo, has had the opposite of the Giants luck in November. Over his career, he has posted a 20-3 record in November, which is a .870 winning percentage. He is the NFL’s version of Mr. November.

Romo had a good performance, completing 19 out of 26 passes for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Cowboys as a whole did not turn the ball over once this game. A modern day miracle for this squad.

The Cowboy’s defense knocked Michael Vick out of the game early. He left the game in the second quarter due to a concussion. Rookie Nick Foles filled in for Vick but could not rally the Eagles in the second half. The Cowboys won 38-23.

Although Romo has a great record in November, he is terrible in the months that count. He is 10-17 in December/January games when the Giants seem to always get hot during those same months. Coincidence? I think not.

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