The New York Giants find themselves in an early hole this season after losses to the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions to open the season. Monday night’s loss to the Lions was a particularly sloppy showing. The Giants can’t run the ball effectively.
Indianapolis Colts safety Darius Butler understands why short-term memories are so crucial in the NFL. Butler learned that lesson the hard way while playing cornerback and now that he's changed positions, Butler wants his younger teammates to understand how it pertains to the big picture: avoiding a 0-3 start. If not, the numbers suggest Indy's playoff hopes could end quicker than anyone expected.
Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive THE GAME The Detroit Lions (1-0) at the Giants (0-1) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., Monday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET. THE WEATHER At the moment it looks to be a cloudy and probably cool night, with light winds and temperatures around 70. But keep one eye on pesky Tropical Storm Jose in the Atlantic Ocean, which forecasters think is heading in this general direction. The current forecast says it shouldn't impact the New York area until Tuesday, but if that changes it could at the very least amp up the winds. WHAT IT MEANS Probably nothing, because the New York fans and media wouldn't overreact if this Super Bowl-ready Giants team started