Some people will say that the Giants’ loss to the Eagles today was a disappointment, but as a Giants fan let me tell you that it was not a disappointment at all. Yes, I wanted to see the Giants advance to the next round of the playoffs, but when your team has played like shit for the last three weeks and plays incredibly uncompetitive during a playoff game, what do you expect besides a loss? Throw on top of that the fact that Eli Manning played like garbage today and you get the results that Giants fans got today.
On the other hand, I can see where a Giants fan would be disappointed that the Giants lost to the Eagles in one of the poorest post-season performances that I’ve ever seen out of Philadelphia. If the Giants were playing like defending SuperBowl champions, they would have beat the Eagles by three touchdowns because the Eagles really aren’t that good when compared to the other post-season teams. However, the Giants have been playing so bad lately that the Eagles were good enough to beat them and advance.
Watching this game it boiled down to the fact that you could see in their performance that the Eagles wanted it. The Giants? They didn’t wait it. Tom Coughlin certainly wanted it as he became beet red on more than one occasion, but his team? I didn’t see anything indicative of defending SuperBowl champions.
As a Giants fan, I hope that the team continues to grow stronger and work on their cohesion. Eli needs to continue to develop his on-field leadership and the Giants need to go out and get some more impact players so that they can make the big plays that they just didn’t make today.