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keyofgmen
11-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Usually we think of a divisional game in Dec...right?
Or is EVERY game... or NO game a "must win"??
Maybe just an elimination game??

Or how about tomorrow? Win and we are 7-3 and with a bye to prep for a run for the playoffs. A loss... and questions and doubt and doom anger will prevail.

Is this a "must win" as any??

Dwinsballgames
11-10-2012, 10:14 AM
IMHO only games that push you out of contention for the playoffs or elimination from same are must win games. Tomorrows game is important to solidify our lead in the NFC East, to overcome generally bad play over the past couple of weeks and to head into the bye woth a win, but it is not a must win game.

stormblue
11-10-2012, 10:20 AM
a must win ( in the media , talking heads etc.) is when
a loss would severely threaten or hinder a team's playoff prospects.

as for me , every win is a must win because otherwise i will be
angry and disappointed and depressed as a Giants fan .
there is also the inherent STIB factor...which can also be very painful ...ha-ha !!

brad
11-10-2012, 11:34 AM
IMHO only games that push you out of contention for the playoffs or elimination from same are must win games. Tomorrows game is important to solidify our lead in the NFC East, to overcome generally bad play over the past couple of weeks and to head into the bye woth a win, but it is not a must win game.

+1 THIS

jakegibbs
11-10-2012, 11:51 AM
Definition of "Must Win Game" This game is their season on the line. There is no tomorrow......


If they were to lose to Cincy does the definition above fit? hmmmmmm........................

gmen0820
11-10-2012, 11:53 AM
It varies...people were saying Philly week 3 was a must win. What the ****?

jakegibbs
11-10-2012, 11:53 AM
Definition of "Must Win Game" This game is their season on the line. There is no tomorrow......


If they were to lose to Cincy does the definition above fit? hmmmmmm........................

Last year they had a few must win games. 2nd Dallas game. Atl, GB, SF & Brady's Bunch. So far this year I'd say none. hmmmmm...

tcseacliff
11-10-2012, 12:02 PM
I think many of the must wins are just to live up to the hype of the game and the trash talk, and some of them are media bias generated, like Collinsgworth does during games. It is a must win for fan morale, if anything! if this game was right after the niners, or redskins , we would not be having this post! I do miss the days when the giants crushed oppenets when they won, instead of "just squeaking a win" out. we like domination. GO BIG BLUE!

BigBlueAllDay
11-10-2012, 12:31 PM
A "must-win" game is what it means. Lose and the season is over. Playoffs games are basically "must win" games as well.
But, the "must win" is sometimes opinionated by some so that someone expecting a 16-0 season and nothing less can say every game is a "must win" in their own eyes.

I would put it in another way by saying "need to win" games. I think divisional games are "need to win" games because the divisonal record is the second tiebreaker (after head-to-head) for winning the division if the records are the same. Divisional games are also conference games by deafult, which is the second tiebreaker (after head-to-head, which may not be there) for getiing in to the playoffs and playoff seeding if some records are tied. The possibility of tied records at the end of the season is always there.

FBomb
11-10-2012, 12:36 PM
There are only 16 regular season games in an NFL season. ALL games are a "Must Win".:p

jomo
11-10-2012, 12:36 PM
"must win game" is a term that is overused by the all of the media and some fans and with some sarcasm by FBomb below..

Delicreep
11-10-2012, 01:24 PM
Usually we think of a divisional game in Dec...right?
Or is EVERY game... or NO game a "must win"??
Maybe just an elimination game??

Or how about tomorrow? Win and we are 7-3 and with a bye to prep for a run for the playoffs. A loss... and questions and doubt and doom anger will prevail.

Is this a "must win" as any??

The flippant answer is "the next one".

Realistically, it's like old joke about two men being chased by a bear--don't have to out run the bear, just have to out run the other guy.

Chris Christie
11-10-2012, 01:25 PM
A must win game is a game we have to win. :)

keyofgmen
11-10-2012, 01:46 PM
"must win game" is a term that is overused by the all of the media and some fans and with some sarcasm by FBomb below..

That's what I was thinking when I started this thread..HAHA!
Interesting to see what folks think of this concept.

jomo
11-10-2012, 01:51 PM
That's what I was thinking when I started this thread..HAHA!
Interesting to see what folks think of this concept.For me a must win game is when you are one and done. Either that or as FBomb suggests, there are 16 of them plus playoffs. ;)

Captain Chaos
11-10-2012, 02:33 PM
Must win game is when you loose you're either out of the post season or your statistically out of contention if you lose!

sharick88
11-10-2012, 03:40 PM
All games are must win games. However, this next game is our most important of the year. Green bay is on deck after the Bengals game. 7-3 sounds a lot better than 6-4.

joemorrisforprez
11-10-2012, 04:15 PM
Usually we think of a divisional game in Dec...right?
Or is EVERY game... or NO game a "must win"??
Maybe just an elimination game??

Or how about tomorrow? Win and we are 7-3 and with a bye to prep for a run for the playoffs. A loss... and questions and doubt and doom anger will prevail.

Is this a "must win" as any??

I think a "must win" game is a game that will get you mathematically eliminated if you lose.

Anything less than that become a "huge" game (e.g.,, any divisional game), or else a "big" game (the Cincy game tomorrow falls into that category).

Given a 16 game schedule, I can't think of any game that isn't important (unless you are out of the running, in which case it's almost as lame as a preseason game).

egyptian420
11-10-2012, 04:30 PM
A must win game is the game being played on Sunday

miked1958
11-10-2012, 04:41 PM
Usually we think of a divisional game in Dec...right? Or is EVERY game... or NO game a "must win"?? Maybe just an elimination game??Or how about tomorrow? Win and we are 7-3 and with a bye to prep for a run for the playoffs. A loss... and questions and doubt and doom anger will prevail.Is this a "must win" as any??imo this game is a must win. We all know, the coaching staff all knows, the players all know the giants records in past 9 seasons in the second half of the year. Poor to horrible would be the description. We again went 6-2 for the umpteenth time in a first half. We blew a ten point 4 th quarter lead vs steelers. We don't need to lose our second game in a row after winning 5 in a row, and go to 0-2 in 2nd half. All of the sudden visions of our 4 losses in a row and 5/6 last season will come springing to life in the media and in the heads of our players and coaches even though they will say the right things.



So yes this is a must win to get to 1-1 (in 2nd half) and are all important 7th win (need 9/10 to guarantee a playoff spot) of the season

miked1958
11-10-2012, 04:42 PM
All games are must win games. However, this next game is our most important of the year. Green bay is on deck after the Bengals game. 7-3 sounds a lot better than 6-4.agreed and GB will be out for blood