Excerpt: "The New York Giants may not have beaten the Dallas Cowboys in the most convincing of fashions, but the fact doesn’t change that the 29-24 victory gave Big Blue a vice grip on first place in the NFC East as thePhiladelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Cowboys all lost and find themselves in tabloid turmoil.
Let’s take a look at how bad things are for our division rivals before taking a look at what’s going on with the Giants and what’s in store this week against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
New York Giants and the Midseason Swoon
The Giants are happy to stay under the radar and watch Dallas and Philly meltdown. But the schedule gets tougher as the weather gets colder and the Giants have to be happy with the cushion they’ve earned in the division…despite having a reputation for getting to 5-2 or 6-2 and falling apart.
Coach noticed red zone production, or lack thereof, too
Coach Tom Coughlin was probably cursing at the offense more than we were cursing our televisions after watching the offense convert only one touchdown and three field goals from five turnovers (not including JPP’s pick-six). Coughlin won’t ramp up red zone practice reps as it’s always a priority, but called it the team’s “Achilles heel.”" Read more...