Giants lambasted in Denver

Someone forgot to tell the Giants that Thursday night’s game was supposed to be the most competitive of the day.

The Broncos dismantled New York 26-6 in a contest that was never close. 

Denver’s offensive line gave Kyle Orton great protection; he threw for 245 yards on 28 attempts and his ankle injury wasn’t a problem.  Two of Brandon Marshall’s six catches were highlight reel worthy and he gained 86 yards. 

Rookie running back Knowshon Moreno ran very well for the third straight game and he didn’t fumble on the goal line this time. (Or get yelled at by Marshall.)

The Giants were the ones self destructing.  Defensive end Osi Umenyiora appeared to chew out the offense, an incident sure to get attention in New York this week. Brandon Jacobs rushed for only 27 yards on 11 carries as New York’s line failed to push Denver around.

Big Blue is now two games behind Dallas in the NFC East.  The Giants probably need to beat the Cowboys and Eagles in back-to-back weeks for a good chance to make the playoffs.

The Broncos, on the other hand, are in good position in the crowded AFC playoff picture.  They have seven wins in the bank, with three games left against the Chiefs and Raiders.  Ten wins would give them a great chance at the playoffs.

50 responses to “Giants lambasted in Denver

  1. “Defensive end Osi Umenyiora appeared to chew out the offense”?
    He should, considering Brandon Jacobs rushed for only 27 yards and Eli Manning through Int’s all through the game.

  2. Giants appeared to be the worse of two bad teams.
    Donkeys still seem a little shaky and should of had TD’s instead of FG’s.
    Full day of sh***y football. Had a captive audience for a bit but eventually had to turn the channel to something else due to the horrible nature of the games. Shame Texas and Texas A&M game wasn’t played sooner in the day.
    Watched all of the Donkeys game just because I enjoy watching Eli. I see the Giants fulfilled their Equal Opportunity Employment quota when they signed him.

  3. Coughlin got rich off Spagnuolo’s brain!
    Coughlin is D-C just as he was when Tim Lewis was his program D-C.
    Same thing for his gofer Gilbride – the olde man Coughlin calls all the plays!
    Another young coach outsmarts the old fool tonight on both sides of the ball.
    Players have tuned out Coughlin, either get rid of all of them or clear out Coughlin and his yes-men.

  4. Disgraceful showing. People need to lose their jobs over this. They didn’t even show up. I don’t mind NY losing if the other team beats them fair and square and they give it their all, but NY didn’t even try. They just rolled over. Denver was the only professional football team on the field tonight. It hasn’t been this ugly since the Ray Handley experiment.
    As for you zeke777, unless you’re a Pittsburgh fan, the Giants have won a Lombardi more recently then whatever team’s bandwagon you’re currently riding, douche.

  5. What a great day. It would have only been better if those moose knuckle loser cowgirls lost as well. What was up with that gay band at halftime in Dallas? I knew something was up when my cousin flamming Raymond came out to watch the game. He has never watched football in his life, for him to leave the yentas in the other room was a clue this was going to be bad. I got over that crap quickly and was happy again after dinner when I watched the Gayants turn into a bunch of sissy tipspitters. Capped off a turkeyrific night. Hope all Eagles and all the NFL fans (except NYG, WAS and Dallas fans) had a great day. Any military folks who root for those loser NFC east teams I hope you had a great day as well.

  6. “He should, considering Brandon Jacobs rushed for only 27 yards and Eli Manning through Int’s all through the game.”
    That’s more than Osi did. He had no stats for the game. Not one tackle, not one assist.

  7. The Giants sucking makes those lame Subway commercials a little more tolerable. I think they need to get Jared to put 50lbs back on and have him play Guard.

  8. Are the Giants really THIS bad?!
    Just two years ago, they won a Super Bowl. Last year, they had a top five defense. This season has had injuries, but damn, enough excuses.
    -Jacobs isn’t prodxucing like he used to and seems a bit injury prone
    -Bradshaw’s injured a lot
    -We don’t have a tall receiver
    -We didn’t pick up another wideout like Chambers or Boldin
    -Eli has been inconsistent as of late
    -Bad calls
    Maybe the Giants really are THIS bad http://tiny.cc/PDOgU

  9. No, the Giants don’t suck. They’re just playing very, very poorly. They have all the right personnel. That’s what makes it so damn frustrating.

  10. Congratulations to the NFL for giving football fans 3 lousy games to watch on Thanksgiving day.
    The 3 winning teams outscored the 3 losing teams by a combined score of 84-25.
    Hopefully the NFL will wake up and show better games next Thanksgiving but I doubt it.

  11. Florio, you dedicate most of your time to this site and we are all grateful but, you have to do a better job at learning about these teams and not just watching sportscenter and listening to “pundits” You rank the Giants in front of the Eagles based on what? A coin toss of a win against a Falcons team that has no defense to speak of, Pro bowl RB out, and Pro Bowl WR playing on one leg. Giants are who we thought they were. All im saying is people that are not that football savy look at your power rankings and might do something dumb based off of them oh say like bet their mortgage payment or something of that nature. Just be mindful of that and step your game up this is crunch time!

  12. It was funny watching Eli have about 5 “aw shcuks” moments. What a clown. I am suer Peyton let him win the oreo licking contest after the game to make him feel better.

  13. “Ten wins would give them a great chance at the playoffs.”
    The 11 win 2008 Patriots say ‘Hello’.

  14. The offensive line was getting blown up all game! Brandon Jacobs had nowhere to run. This OL is NOT “The best”. They are getting old! They’ve been good for over 4 years now…the window has closed.

  15. Denver getting a Touchdown at home against a shitty Giants team? Easiest money I’ve ever made.

  16. A shitty team like Dallas is leading the NFC East, yeah guys be sure and tell me how bad the AFC East is.

  17. Sure, injuries hurt the Giants, with Ross, Phillips, Alford, Canty, and others out for extended time or for the season, but a lot of their strengths from previous years just isn’t happening.
    The O-line, regarded as one of the best in the NFL, is getting pushed around by every team. Jacobs…granted, it’s hard to run if your line can’t open holes, but he looks scared out there being the go-to guy with Ward gone and Bradshaw hurt.
    The famed Giants D absolutely sucks this year…no linebackers…Pierce should have been gone a long time ago.
    Manning… had that deer in headlights look last night, a look he had many times his first few years. Go Big Blue, but man, somebody’s got to step up… Eagles and Cowboys coming up. Doesn’t look good.

  18. Their owner gave them an excuse for losing and then they didn’t show up. Actually, a pathetic performance by everyone from ownership on down. You can bet the New york teams will now be out of the Thanksgiving day schedule. It’s just not fair for them.. WAAAAAH,WAAAAAAH,WAAAAH !!!!!!

  19. Fumble Nuts eli did not throw ints all through the game unless he last drive was the game.
    The Giants were not out played they were out coached they sucked
    Osi should be pissed but not at the O maybe if the D steped up to the plate and stopped a drive now and then the O could win a game remember last week when the D had more holes then swiss chesse and Easy E took the D on his back and won
    Fire the DC and if any of the D players dont step up fire them as well fix this train wreak you have 10 days then we have Dallas and Fhilty
    Right now I am not looking forward to sitting in the Meadowlands

  20. The Giants owner was right. It is so unfair that they were forced to play only 4 days after their last game, and on the road. No other team has ever had to do that before.

  21. I think everyone should give this eli thing a rest once and for all, you have idiots posting “THANKS TO ELI” or ” because of eli they lost” He he zero protection last night, he was hit or forced to scramble on every play, the broncos secondary and coaching staff had a great gameplan and locked up the wr’s all night and the OL couldnt stop anyone. They have had no running game the whole year, and keviun gilbride is the worst offensive coordinator ever. throwing on 3rd and inches? The same plays week in and out.
    Sheridan needs to be fired, its not common to fire a coordinator during the season but this is a joke. They are the only team w/o a defensive scheme, they play a prevent all 4 qtrs, its like watching someone play madden who doesnt know formations and just clicks things on the screen. They never blitz, they never bring pressure and eventhough they dont, they dont cover, they play a soft zone. Corey webster can cover so sheridan never sends him help. The eli is a retard comments and hes in the special olympics are pretty boring already. they lost the chargers game in the last minute bc their d cant make a stop, he was excellent, throw that in w horrible play calling in the redzone. the falcons game they won bc of eli, they had no run game and their defense didnt make a stop the whole second half, they solely won bc of him. Youd think by all these posts week in and out youd look at his stats and its 4 tds and 33 picks. before the season it was all they have is a run game and defense, worst wr’s in football and no qb, hate to say it but their best are their wr’s and QB. this is the worst defense in the league, they have forced a team to punt once in the last 6 qtrs, how does this equate to eli? their o line doesnt block anyone, they have zero run game and the worst defensive scheme in the NFL. they are an atrocious team.

  22. An early poster hit the nail on the head the window with this group has closed. The O-line got old all at once. The league has figured out to tackle Jacobs ankles. The LB’s are to slow.
    Osi is KILLING us in the run game, he can’t shed a blocker and no longer has the “burst” to sppeed rush the QB. Tuck is terrible against the run and is MOST effective when he lines up between the tackles. (That’s how he got that big fat contract.)
    Now will we see how good Jerry Reese actually is.

  23. Not to say we are a better team, but when the Redskins outrush the Giants 3 weeks in a row with back up running backs and backup no name lineman, then you know the Giants have a huge problem. Finnaly off their high horse. Welcome to the NFC East bottom half New York, ah have we missed you…

  24. Blackglass: This year is a lot different – check out the standings and schedule. Very good odds a 10 win team gets in, maybe two. 10 will definitely get you in NFC.

  25. Osi yelling at the offense. YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! He and the rest of the so-called defense have been horrible all season. They, the defense, have been an embarrassment. He should be looking in the mirror and yelling at himself. Forget the playoffs-they aren’t even competitive with mediocre teams and if by some miracle, they got in, it would be a fat one and out. I dont understand how the defense could be so bad with all these so called “stars” The finger has to oint at Sheridan who has his lineman dropping back into coverage when, even with them rushing, they cat generate any pass rush. Every QB that goes up against them looks like the 2nd coming of Unitas. THE DEFENSE STINKS!!!

  26. Bigbluefan: Where did you learn how to write? Your team just isn’t that good. No team in the NFC East is good this year, but as you have proven all it takes is a seat at the table and a four game streak.
    blackglass: When your division gets to play the NFC and AFC West as 8 of your games (two divisions with one team combined going above .500 last year), figuring teams should go 7-1 based on last year’s teams, then everyone averages 3-3 in the division, then 11 wins might not be enough. Face it, your team didn’t win enough games. It happens.
    If not for the AFC West and the Buccaneers, The Giants might not be a 7 win team.

  27. The only thing that made me confident going into the game was they were actually a 7 point favorite on the road. Not our Year O line needs to re done. Gilbride needs to go and we need to find a running back. Jacobs is close to being finished. I dont even want to talk about the defense.

  28. I love the Giants BUT there not as good as they use to be. We got use to them being so good! they won the superbowl and they dominated last year…now there just not that good….Theres no more excuses communication failure,injuries,new players,etc,etc they just arent that good what hurts the most is that talent wise they’re better then last year! I couldnt stand to see the game last night because we should of been running the EXACT SAME OFFENSE DENVER WAS RUNNING! when we started motioning people and using misdirectionwe started to get on a roll Both defenses were over agressive so playactions roll outs and motion would of been perfect but No! they stopped motioning and they didnt do any PLAY ACTION WHAT SO EVER!WHEN DENVER PLAYED THE RUN WE RAN WHEN DENVER PLAYED THE PASS WE PASSED!!!
    IT WAS LIKE THE GIANTS WERE LIKE AH F’ IT, ITS ONLY THURSDAY WE HAVE THREE DAYS UNTIL GAME TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!OH WAIT! TOO LATE ITS 26-6 YOU DUMB DOUCHE BAGS!
    ok Im relaxed now Go Giants! Get It Together!

  29. The NFC East is the NFC Least. What a bunch of football crap that division is. Hey ESPN you may want to consider not pimping this dog of a division so much since the Giants losing is not news it is and has been a trend, same for the Eagles and Skins. The Boys will be exposed for the posers they are during the final stretch.
    I cannot believe the so called well informed fans of the teams in that crap division do not demand better. I guess the NFC fans are well over rated as well. As someone who lives in the west and gets the early NFC game I am begging give us anything but this piece of crap division. I’d much rather watch Turner the Burner, Brett, Aaron Rogers, Drew hell anyone but Elle, The Beagles, the dysfunctional Skins and Baby Hughie.

  30. The NFC East is the NFC Least. What a bunch of football crap that division is. Hey ESPN you may want to consider not pimping this dog of a division so much since the Giants losing is not news it is and has been a trend, same for the Eagles and Skins. The Boys will be exposed for the posers they are during the final stretch.
    I cannot believe the so called well informed fans of the teams in that crap division do not demand better. I guess the NFC fans are well over rated as well. As someone who lives in the west and gets the early NFC game I am begging give us anything but this piece of crap division. I’d much rather watch Turner the Burner, Brett, Aaron Rogers, Drew hell anyone but Elle, The Beagles, the dysfunctional Skins and Baby Hughie.

  31. ive been saying this for a while, but i feel like nobody ever listens. in case you havent heard me:
    eli manning is one of if not the most overrated and overhyped players in the nfl. new york puts 100% faith in him ($106.9m of it) and he consistently disappoints. NOTE: the superbowl win doesnt automatically qualify him for being named a great qb. neither does the manning family name. almost every time he plays the eagles, he plays like hes a rookie again. the eagles arent the only ones, might i add. since the superbowl, hes been pretty average. and average players dont win games.
    sorry if it got a little wordy.

  32. @ boltdaddy
    I think you are wrong to a point. The NFC east for the most part is a great division talent wise but that is about where it ends. The Giants have great talent, the skins, well they suck, the Eagles will be fine when they get a new coach and a new QB and Dallas needs a new HC and OC and a new QB. But either way their games are usually entertaining and fun to watch.

  33. Hooby says:
    November 27, 2009 11:17 AM
    ive been saying this for a while, but i feel like nobody ever listens. in case you havent heard me:
    eli manning is one of if not the most overrated and overhyped players in the nfl. new york puts 100% faith in him ($106.9m of it) and he consistently disappoints. NOTE: the superbowl win doesnt automatically qualify him for being named a great qb. neither does the manning family name. almost every time he plays the eagles, he plays like hes a rookie again. the eagles arent the only ones, might i add. since the superbowl, hes been pretty average. and average players dont win games.
    sorry if it got a little wordy.
    ___________________________________
    Do you ever watch any giant games? eli doesnt play defense, eli doesnt rush the passer, eli doesnt cover wr’s and te’s, eli isnt a running back, eli isnt their fg kicker, eli isnt their suddenly ineffective O line and eli sure as hell isnt bill sheridan and kevin gilbride…like i mentioned earlier, people who know nothing just keep saying “eli, eli” but that is played out already, the knowledgable eagle and cowboy fans or even football fans for that matter will tell you they have no running game, a horrible defense and an aging O line. Get your act together, in fact they were in line for the win against sd, eli outplayed rivers but the defense was a disaster, they won last wk bc of Eli, the defense and co were disasters again…at the end of the yr hes going to pass for well over 3000 yards , close to 30 td’s and a 2 :1 td to INT ratio. eli is the least of their issues this yr, in fact, him and his wr’s are part of the solution. Your knocking eli is getting old, no one cares anymore bc people realize there are bigger issues. maybe summer of 09 it was fun when no one thought they had wideouts and it was going to be comical, but the only thing comical is their d, coordinators and weak run game.

  34. “Dallas needs a new HC and OC and a new QB”
    You deserve a trio of Gradkowski, Coslet and David Shula, you wannabe. Go bet against the Cowboys again, sucker. That bookie saw you and your two buddies coming waaaay down the pike and I laughed my ass off thinking about you and your two friends losing money betting against the Cowboys. I guess we got a really good view of your football knowledge, didn’t we? And it only took a couple of days for you to prove how much you DO NOT know. “I don’t see the Cowboys winning another game, the Raiders want to win really bad so they will win, the Cowboys can’t beat the Eagirls because of that 44-6 game” I believe is the gist of what you said, coach Frylock. You’re a stereotypical bandwagon fan and you know jack and shit about football (and jack just ran back to Oakland with his tail between his legs) and you proved it.

  35. The Giants offense was inept, but the defense has NO excuse for letting this inferior Bronco offense look ‘good’.
    They adn their special teams succeeded in giving the Bronco’s a short field on all but two possessions.
    Nice Job Osi, chew them out again during another one of your NO SHOWS!

  36. @blackglass says:
    November 27, 2009 6:56 AM
    “Ten wins would give them a great chance at the playoffs.”
    The 11 win 2008 Patriots say ‘Hello’.
    ~~~~~~
    Ah, the warm memories of the “hoodie-less” playoffs of 2008. Life was good back then.

  37. …and Florio’s erection for the Aints has lasted longer than it should have…to avoid permanent damage, seek medical attention immediately, Mike.

  38. Victory tastes sweet! Way to get your motherf**king team a win, Mc D. Keep on rolling!

  39. It was a total team loss not just Eli’s. Personally I thought the whole team looked tired. Might have had to do with the OT win over the Falcons Sunday( a game that should have never gone into OT) and the travel and what not. No excuse for the play but I get tired when absolutely everything is dumped on Eli.
    Everytime the ball was handed to BJ and he started running outside I screamed ,”NO!” He is a bull and should be going up the middle everytime he’s handed the ball. That is what he did so well last season. That is what he should have been doing all this season. Why is this call been made so many times when it hasn’t worked but rarely?
    There were bad passes from Eli but also quite a few catchable balls that weren’t caught.
    The game plan was bad. A lot of calls from the side-line were bad. Everytime the Broncos kicked to us we never seemed to get past the 20 yard line. Special teams failed except for Tynes field goals. If you’re going to dump on Eli please take the rest of the team, the coaches, the game plan and the calls with him.

  40. Food For Thought:
    I so hope the season is not extend to 18 games. The “body count” would end up resembling a World War I No-Man’s land. The Super Bowl will end up being played by guys being pulled from the practice squads and whatever vets are left standing after the season and play-off’s.
    Why not just give every team a bye after the 8th game. No more complaints about the timing of the bye’s. Every team would get an equal start in terms of being rested. MLB has it’s All-Star game in mid-season giving those players a break except for those who play that game. I guess that the NFL would never do this. Too much lost revenue involved.
    Just a couple of thoughts.

  41. @ Vox
    I dont know to be scared or happy that I have someone who is so obsessed with me that they cut and pasted my prediction for a football game and then tried to gloat about it. I mean I actually was going to admit I was wrong and say I was happy for a win but then some idiot windbag like you has to say something along comparable only to the excrement that your life is. But at the joy of every other person who reads these comments let me say the following:
    1. It is amazing what Tony Romo does when he actually plays well. The problem that you fail to understand is that he can’t play well on a consitent basis. Go ahead, fire up your google and pull up his passer rating. A real fan would understand that it doesn’t matter if you don’t win it all.
    2. I, unlike you, did not actually go see a bookie nor did I actually bet money on a sporting event. What is this 1980 or something? Where do you find bookies? Above all else who actually uses that title these days? Are you seriously that dillusional? I just dont get you bro.
    3. Being wrong about a prediction certainly doesn’t describe football knowledge. See I, like many of the posters on here (assuming of course) probably saw and played on a football field once in our lives. I am sorry that you were too busy in metal sculpting class in between getting your head dunked in the toilet. Football knowledge is an understanding of the game, how it is played and the such, not googling Tony Romo, then getting a little excitment down there, and then pulling up his passer rating from Eastern Illinois.
    You are an idiot. I am a frustrated fan that sees his team with a boat load of talent but a qb and 2 coaches who are holding them back. It is infuritating which is why I vent such frustrations. Move on you little terd.
    What is a frylock? Some mythical creature that you created in your land of magic?

  42. This is really as 6 game losing streak as the defense gave it away last week & the Giants got lucky with the coin toss.
    The defense IS THE PROBLEM here. The DEFENSE cannot stop anyone. OK the offense was brutal last night but they did score 34 points last week. Eli did throw for 384 yards. The offense may be inconsistent, that I agree with but the defense is NON-EXISTANT. To allow Orton & that team to look like that on offense. Pathetic…
    The Sheridan experiment has been a disaster, I understand Def Coordinators are not usually fired during the season but isn’t there anyone on the defensive staff that can take over play calling duties? Keep him until the season ends but the Giants cannot continue to have this guy calling their defenses. The Giants MAY NOT WIN ANOTHER GAME with Sheridan at Def Coordinator.

  43. @ chapnasty
    bandwagon riding lowbrow sez what?
    “A real fan would understand that it doesn’t matter if you don’t win it all.”
    Oh… I see. You think that if the Cowboys don’t win the Super Bowl every year, the QB must suck. What a well-thought out opinion. Is the entire world that black and white to you? You definitely deserve Gradkowski. Or Quincy Carter. Or Chad Hutchinson. Or Drew Henson. Or Drew Brees. Or Donovan McNabb. Or Dan Marino. No difference between any of those guys to you, obviously. Because “it doesn’t matter if you don’t win it all”, right? Gotta save that one for further ridicule.
    “But at the joy of every other person who reads these comments let me say the following”
    See, that’s your problem. What a loser you must be to try to make friends of people who probably wouldn’t piss on your pointy head if your hair was on fire. “At the joy of every other person who reads these comments”? Seriously? Delusional much? You think PFT is a popularity contest? For real? Get some real life friends, coach Frylock.
    “Being wrong about a prediction certainly doesn’t describe football knowledge.”
    It does when you pick a crappy team like the Raiders to beat the Cowboys at home on Thanksgiving, only reason given that they want it really bad. Hello, do you even watch the games? 38-10, 34-3, 34-9, 27-7, do those numbers ring a bell in that cavernous noggin of yours? That’s the score of the last four Cowboys Thanksgiving games. Of course the Cowboys bring it on Thanksgiving, especially against sacrificial lambs like the Raiders! What the hell were you thinking?
    “I, unlike you, did not actually go see a bookie nor did I actually bet money on a sporting event.”
    Well that’s pretty funny considering the fact that in a discussion about gambling you piped up with “As a Cowboys fan I am taking the Raiders in this game with 2 of my buddies”. I don’t care if you gamble, that’s not the point. The point is that you’re a bandwagon-riding simpleton that has to look for approval from strangers on a blog.

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