Flashback: 4 plays that haunted the Giants season

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Play #1 | Week 1 at Dallas — The David Wilson fumble 


The festivities got underway in apropos fashion, with Eli Manning tossing an intended screen pass directly into the arms of DeMarcus Ware on the season’s opening play. After the defense held the Cowboys to a Dan Bailey field goal from their own 15, a 57-yard pass to Hakeem Nicks quickly set the Giants up in scoring position. First and goal from the eight-yard line: David Wilson’s first opportunity to validate all the preseason hype with a dashing gallop into the endzone — instead, he ran directly into the shoulder of his fullback, was stripped by Barry Church, and coughed up the rock. Wilson added another fumble in the third quarter, which Church (again) promptly returned for a touchdown. Tone set.

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  • Daniel Laxen

    Truly a game of inches and players making plays. The Vikings, like the Giants, have had trouble making the timely play, and or getting off the field on 3rd down. At least for Giant fans you had a shot at getting back in a horrible division race, unlike the Vikings. The NFC North was virtually given to the Detroit Lions, but they refused to take it and now face a road that requires assistance from others.

    There’s still light for the Giants. They have their QB moving forward, so take solace in that fact. The Vikings, on the other hand, are lacking stability at the 3 key position of stability, GM, Head Coach, and QB…I doubt the Vikings have even 1 at this point? Anxiously awaiting draft day. Keep up the faith…

    • Adam Ganeles

      The Giants have their QB..? This is news. You’ll have to convince their fan base this is the case… Two rings or not, they’re about ready to run him outta town.

      • Daniel Laxen

        That’s what I don’t understand. It’s a what have you done lately thing I’m sure, But who’s the other Giants QBs that have won 2 Super Bowls? Face it, the Giants had plenty of questions coming into 2013. No running game, injury issues in the secondary prior to the season, too. They didn’t have an offensive line that could solidify by playing 2 games straight for the early part of the season.
        Eli has had a dreadful season, that’s for sure. Coughlin may have lost this team. If you recall during the last Super Bowl run there was clamoring that he should be fired. They got hot and won out. I’d say that the QB situation is fine in Jersey. The fan base needs to take a step back and realize that Eli, for all his faults, is a winner at the basic level. What’s puzzling is that they got back into the race in the NFC East. Proceed at your own peril…

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