GAME RECAP: GIANTS FALL TO REDSKINS BUT STILL CONTROL PLAYOFF HOPES
First, the bad news: The Giants played one of their poorest games of the season Sunday and lost to the Washington Redskins, 23-10, in MetLife Stadium.
Now the ray of hope: Although they fell to 7-7, the Giants can still win the NFC East title if they win their last two games, against the Jets and Dallas Cowboys, whom they trail by a game.
But the jarring reality is this: The Giants will be eliminated from postseason consideration if they lose Saturday to the Jets – they will be the visiting team – and Dallas defeats the Philadelphia Eagles at home.
The Giants collectively put up a brave and optimistic face, even while admitting the loss to Washington was bitterly disappointing and the performance fell far short of their expectations, particularly in light of their big victory a week ago in Dallas.
*Coach Coughlin: *"I am very disappointed in how we played today and the responsibility always comes right back to me and I accept it. I told the players that I just expected to see more. I expected to see quality, quality execution and really, quite frankly, we didn't get much of that. We didn't look like the team that played Sunday night in terms of the big play opportunities. We had a couple in the first half and for one reason or another, we weren't able to come through with the big play. We got two interceptions in the first half and didn't do anything with that. We threw some very untimely interceptions ourselves and gave them point blank range. Just too little, too late." FULL TRANSCRIPT
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