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Giants have mixed emotions about latest Week 15 flop

New York Giants quarterback Manning reacts on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at their NFL football game in Atlanta Getty Images

The easy answer for the Giants is that they’ve been here before.

But they keep ending up here, and they don’t always bounce back.

After yesterday’s dreadful 34-0 loss to the Falcons, several Giants noted their track record with last season’s adversity and Super Bowl run.

We have had crappy games like this and came right back out and played like Super Bowl champions,” defensive end Justin Tuck said, via Newsday’s Tom Rock. “No, my confidence is not shaken.”

On the other hand, the third straight year of ridiculous Week 15 losses is a trend that lasts beyond the more recent resilience, which some are getting tired of hearing about.

“That don’t mean nothing,” defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said. “That was last year. All that talk that we been here before, forget all that. I’m tired of hearing it. We just have to go out and play. There’s no ‘we been here before.’ “

If the Giants want to make the playoffs again, they need to win out to be sure of a spot. They can still win the division with some help. So it’s not as if the season’s over now.

“There is a lot of fire and a lot of character in that locker room,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “We have to come back from a devastating loss and shake it off somehow, some way. We have to come back as competitors and prepare ourselves for a very difficult game next Sunday and then one to follow.”

The one thing the Giants can’t assume is that there’s a magical switch in their locker room, that they can throw and return to normal, normal being good.

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22 Responses to “Giants have mixed emotions about latest Week 15 flop”
  1. pologroundsvet says: Dec 17, 2012 8:45 AM

    That flush you just heard was the Giants season going down the toilet. Look at the tiebreakers with the “Skins and “Boys.

  2. illwillthemick says: Dec 17, 2012 8:46 AM

    theres alot of character in that lockerroom.” nah theres alot of D-heads in that lockerroom. ask prince akumkmura or whatever his name is. they rookie hazed him when he isnt even a rookie. lol giants are soooooo overrated. luckiest team in NFL history. I think they cheated because its the new york giants. cant prove it but look how bad they are in the regular season. smells fishy

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 17, 2012 8:50 AM

    My suggestion to NYG fans is to get your popcorn ready and watch the Redskins win the Superbowl on those TV sets.

  4. paulsmith107 says: Dec 17, 2012 9:04 AM

    I agree with jpp. Giants got lucky that all the stars and planets aligned for them last year. Catching Atlanta in the meadowlands. Greenbay sitting everyone for about a month and it showed because they weren’t on the same page. Then San Fran with no ginn the pats with a hurt gronkowski. Well news flash it’s a different season unfortunately for you you don’t get to beat a Dallas team that sucked to weassel your way in. Baltimore will basically end your season and Philly will do what they do and put you at 8-8. All that mouth flapping by your players and idiot owner helped you

  5. jpk6044 says: Dec 17, 2012 9:29 AM

    Eli seems to be back to his mediocre self. Luckiest team in NFL history, to be sure. The evidence: without the aid of a boneheaded Brett Farve interception, a dropped Asante Samuel interception, inexplicable 49er fumbles and two miracle throws in the super bowl, what are the giants? A pretty average team.

  6. richwizl says: Dec 17, 2012 9:31 AM

    I’m no Giants fan, but I fully expect them to win their last two games; whatever that brings them.

  7. ccjcsr says: Dec 17, 2012 9:45 AM

    Its called Karma, for the “Collusion” that took place with Mara spearheading the docking of cap space money!

  8. bobby927 says: Dec 17, 2012 9:48 AM

    Being a Giants fan, I’ll say this; the late season “swoon and recover” is totally over. This team is bad and does not deserve to be in the playoffs. They are an embarrassment.

    A bigger embarrassment will be when they don’t get into the playoffs and the Jets do.

  9. paulsmith107 says: Dec 17, 2012 9:56 AM

    One more thing. Career years by Eli and jpp helped last season. This year they both are pedestrian at best. As for that idiot redskin fan Dallas is gonna end your season on the 17th if Philly doesn’t do it first

  10. mfb73 says: Dec 17, 2012 10:32 AM

    This “they just got lucky” mantra is about as tired as the “we beat ourselves” line. There are a lot of NFL fans out there who would love to have their team win 2 super bowls in the last five years.

  11. mfb73 says: Dec 17, 2012 10:47 AM

    This “they just got lucky” mantra is about as played out as the “we beat ourselves” line. There are a lot of nfl fans who would love to have their team be “lucky” enough to win 2 super bowls in the last five years.

  12. dukemarc says: Dec 17, 2012 11:12 AM

    JPP needs to speak up in that locker room – he’s got a bunch of vets on that defense that think they can flip the switch at any point.

    Those vets need to understand that they don’t control their destiny anymore this year.

  13. anthonyjnovelli says: Dec 17, 2012 11:39 AM

    Long time Giants fan here. It is becoming very frustrating being a Giants fan. We come out one week and drop 52 and the next week do not score a point. I am confident we will win the last 2 games but the secondary needs to step up. I know Jerry Reese makes very good decisions but the backups that he drafts/signs are unacceptable. The way this team does not show effort makes me want to find another team to be a fan of. (will never happen). What these teams do not realize is that, die hard fans look forward all week to their team playing. My week is shot knowing we played like such CRAP.

  14. anthonyjnovelli says: Dec 17, 2012 11:41 AM

    It is completely utterly ridiculous that the Giants “Got lucky” last year. We beat 3 teams then beat the Patroits in the superbowl. Some luck.

  15. luckyarmpit says: Dec 17, 2012 11:42 AM

    Took my Giants flag down at halftime. It’s the same story every year. “We need to play better”. “There’s a lot of heart in the locker room”. “We’ll bounce back”. Blah blah blah. Their season is over. They have started their annual tail slide.

  16. raynman49 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:53 AM

    Justin Tuck should be quiet and start playing better. The guy has become invisible out there! They definitely need a leader on defense. Tuck isn’t it.

  17. pksullivanmph says: Dec 17, 2012 11:57 AM

    The Redskins and Dallas are snapping at their heels. I love the Giants but this year feels different. @footballady52. 🏉

  18. nananatman says: Dec 17, 2012 12:14 PM

    I am “lucky” to have seen my team win two Bowls in five years while most of the haters would “astronomically lucky” to have seen two play off games. Especially Redskin and Cowboys fans, hey why don’t you sum up your playoff experience in the last decade? C’mon do it, it won’t take that long.)

  19. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 17, 2012 3:31 PM

    pologroundsvet says: Dec 17, 2012 8:45 AM

    That flush you just heard was the Giants season going down the toilet. Look at the tiebreakers with the “Skins and “Boys.
    ————-

    First of all, Dallas ain’t beating New Orleans, so that gives the Giants the tiebreaker right back, and the Giants would own the conference record tiebreaker over them anyway. They’ll beat Washington Week 17 and that’s that.

  20. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 17, 2012 3:33 PM

    bobby927 says: Dec 17, 2012 9:48 AM

    Being a Giants fan, I’ll say this; the late season “swoon and recover” is totally over. This team is bad and does not deserve to be in the playoffs. They are an embarrassment.

    A bigger embarrassment will be when they don’t get into the playoffs and the Jets do.
    ————

    The Jets are fielding a boatload of guys that none of us has ever heard of tonight, as their primary “playmakers” in Keller, Kerley and Hill are all out.

  21. bluebongzilla says: Dec 17, 2012 4:34 PM

    Exactly who are Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul, anyway?

    “First of all, Dallas ain’t beating New Orleans, so that gives the Giants the tiebreaker right back, and the Giants would own the conference record tiebreaker over them anyway.”

    This assumes the Giants beat the Ravens. Why would you make such a huge assumption? In fact why would you assume they beat the Eagles? Giants already lost once to them this season, not to mention 8 of the last 9 games.

  22. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 17, 2012 5:20 PM

    A 34-0 beat down? Really? to a team that the Panthers just mopped up. The Giants are not going to the playoffs this year.

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