The Dallas Cowboys proved they are indeed for real as the New York Giants had very few answers to stop their division rivals from rolling to a 31-21 win, the Cowboys’’ sixth in a row. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was brilliant, completing 17 of 23 passes for 279 yards, three touchdowns and only one interception, [...]
The Giants loss to the Eagles? This one falls under the category of hey, it’s only one loss. Blowout or by a fingernail, they all count the same. That’s taking the glass half-full view. The half-empty angle says, can the offensive line be that bad? Because if it is, then there’s trouble in them thar [...]
After a play in the first half (Giants-Eagles), the chains were brought out for a measurement. On the screen, it looked like the ball was a couple of links short but the Eagles were awarded a first down. I believe Collinsworth even commented as much, but then not much was made of it afterwards. Would [...]
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A few numbers to chew on from Sunday's 31-21 loss by the Giants.
Let's look back at Sunday's New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game a different way -- purely by looking at some of the numbers from the game.
This first set of numbers comes courtesy of the folks over at Blogging The Boys. It shows that the Giants did hold their own, although moral victories don't mean anything:
First Downs: Giants 20; Cowboys 20Total plays: Giants 59; Cowboys 60Total drives: Giants: 11; Cowboys: 11Red zone effectiveness: Giants 2-2; Cowboys 3-3Passing touchdowns: Eli Manning: 3; Tony Romo: 3Penalties: Giants 6-40; Cowboys 6-46
Can the Giants rebound and make the playoffs?
Prince Amukamara said Sunday night that "Nobody wins the division in October." You can, however, certainly lose it. The 3-4 New York Giants, three losses behind the 6-1 Dallas Cowboys and 5-1 Philadelphia Eagles have almost certainly already done that.
Can they still reach the playoffs as an NFC wild-card team? At 3-4, reaching the playoffs is definitely mathematically possible for the Giants. It is, however, realistic? Team Rankings gives the Giants a 13.4 percent chance of reaching the playoffs.
To do that, the Giants are going to have-leap-frog several teams over their final...