Posts Tagged ‘New York Giants’

Reviewing the New York Giants 2009 Season

March 10, 2010

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After starting out 5-0 in the 2009 season, the New York Giants looked to be the class of the NFC East. It appeared that they had put the Plaxico Burress saga far behind them. But a four game losing streak and just 3 more wins the rest of the season left them a disappointing 8-8. This was a big surprise after they followed up their Super Bowl XLII win with a 12-4 2008. So, what went wrong in 2009 for them to struggle after such a great start? In the next of my 2009 NFL Season Reviews, I will try to answer just that question as well as determine what their draft needs might be. Since Free Agency has begun, I will also look at any key signings or losses that they have had.



Checking the Numbers: Eagles-Giants Game Week 14

December 17, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13: DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches a ball on his way to scoring a touchdown against Aaron Ross #31 of the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 13, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

I haven’t written a game review in a while, but the matchup this past weekend between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants interested me enough to want to write another one. In a game that appeared to be headed for an Eagles blowout, the Giants fought back valiantly in the second half and even took the lead after scoring 14 points to start the third quarter. But, from there, the Eagles took back control of the game, scoring the next 15 points to take a 14 point lead. The Giants scored a final touchdown in the last two minutes, but that proved to be too little, too late in what was surely one of the most exciting games of the season.


Giants-Cowboys Week 2 Preview

September 18, 2009
Can the Giants keep the Cowboys from celebrating again?

Can the Giants keep the Cowboys from celebrating again?

Looking forward to the upcoming NFL week, it looks to me like the most anticipated game nationally will be the Sunday Night Football matchup between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. This should be an exciting matchup of marquis quarterbacks and two of the more accomplished teams in the NFL, with a combined 8 Super Bowl championships. In some ways it may be considered a clashing of styles, with the historically smash mouth Giants going to Dallas to visit the more flashy Cowboys. You can find a complete traditional preview at this ESPN article. But for me, like I did in my recent statistical review posts, I wanted to look at this game from a statistical standpoint rather than discussing how this or that player looked in the last game.