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.
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.