Tuck had better be ready for a fight this week.
New York seemingly had every advantage against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, but was defeated 36-21.
Home-field advantage? That meant nothing for New York.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick leaves with a hamstring injury? The Giants could not take advantage.
Hakeem Nicks with nine receptions for 142 yards? Talk about a wasted effort.
Then there is Eli Manning, who is playing like a quarterback who deserves to be omitted from the "Book of Manning." He completed 24-of-52 passes for 334 yards and two touchdowns. However, Manning also threw three interceptions. He now has thrown 12 interceptions this season, and is currently on pace to throw 38. Just for comparison, Eli's brother Peyton Manning did not throw an interception in Denver's first four games.
In addition, Eli Manning was penalized three times for intentional grounding Sunday.
Nick Foles entered the game for Vick and finished 16-of-25 for 197 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. New York’s secondary failed to stop receiver DeSean Jackson, who had seven receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown.
New York has fallen to 0-5. No team has lost its first five games to start the NFL season and advanced to the playoffs. Sure, there is a first time for everything, but the Giants seem more likely to finish without a win than pull off 11 straight victories.
The Giants’ loss also means coach Tom Coughlin’s job security might be in jeopardy. Coughlin’s status is questioned every year, but he finds a way to survive. Considering it will take a miracle for New York to make the playoffs, Coughlin appears to be in trouble.
Tuck better be ready for a fight.
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