The New York Giants are 6-3 and for the next few weeks are secured to keep sole possession of first place. They are the only team in the NFC East to have a record over .500. What’s to worry?
There is actually a lot to worry about! Looking back at the last four games, there are plenty of questions. Where has the defense gone in the second half? What happened to Ahmad Bradshaw? And most importantly, where is the clutch and elite Eli Manning? For the last three games, the defense in the second half has been nonexistent allowing 38 second half points to the Redskins, Cowboys, and Steelers. Remember the game against the Redskins, Giants fans? Robert Griffin III threw a late bomb to Santana Moss for a 77 yard touchdown. Luckily, Manning connected to Cruz to save the defense from getting blamed for a loss. Then the next game the defense ALMOST did it again when Tony Romo connected to Dez Bryant in the endzone. Thankfully, the play was overturned when the officials realized his FINGER touched the boundary line. And then you can’t forget against the Steelers when Ben Roethlisberger threw a screen pass to Mike Wallace which resulted in a touchdown. The defense has been good for the first quarter and the start of the second. But after, the defense only went downhill. Defense, where are you?