What I’ve noticed so far watching this game is that the Giants aren’t performing like the defending SuperBowl champions (except Brandon Jacobs, that is) and the Eagles aren’t capitalizing on this opportunity. Seriously – who gets a safety? I digress. This game is competitive, but it’s competitive at a lower level than I would expect in the playoffs.
The Giants have not been creative enough in their play calling and with Eli Manning having a so-so game so far, it would be a good idea for Kevin Gilbride to pull some type of card from up his sleeve. I’m not talking about trick plays because I hate that shit in the NFL, but something other than Jacobs this way and Jacobs that way.
The other observation I have about this game is the penalties. I hate when the referees become a third team on the field. Let the Giants play the Eagles and stay out of the damn way, for Christ’s Sake. There’s nothing worse than when two good teams like the Giants and Eagles get together and the game is marred to any degree by the officiating staff.
Anyway, here’s hoping for the Giants to rally and take control in the second half!