The New York Giants started the season 0-6 and they did not quit. Last week, a loss to the Dallas Cowboys could have resulted in players packing it in, but they did not quit. Last night, they fell behind 14-0 on the road against the Washington Redskins, but they did not quit. They then trailed 17-14 going into the fourth quarter, but they did not quit.
No, the Giants battled back from an 0-6 start, a loss to the Cowboys and a large deficit against the Redskins to bring their record to 5-7 and, at least to some small degree, have kept their playoff hopes alive.
Quarterback Eli Manning said after the game that this should come as no surprise because Big Blue has no quit in them.
“I think we’ve won five of the last six games. We obviously had a tough loss last week, and we’re right there in there. There’s no quit on this team," Manning said. "We’re going to keep giving it our best shot and enjoy preparing and getting better, enjoying the games and try going out there and win and have something to smile about.”
The 24-17 victory on Sunday night officially puts an end to the Redskins' playoff hopes, and keeps the Giants just barely hanging on. And, perhaps, serves as an excellent reminder for Big Blue that they truly have no remaining room for error.
“We knew it would be a battle right to the end, but I am most proud of the way we hung in there," head coach Tom Coughlin said. "There were a lot of outstanding contributors tonight, and it was a beautiful night for football. I am just glad we could hang in there and get the win.”
The 5-7 New York Giants will once again take their show on the road next Sunday, traveling to California to take on the 5-7 San Diego Chargers.
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