Waking up and going to work the Monday after your team loses on Sunday is not a good feeling. However, if you’re a Giants fan, you probably literally feel sick after your team collapsed in Dallas last night.
New York lead by 10 points in the fourth quarter, but poor play calling and clock management ended up doing them in.
Apparently, the Giants were under the impression Dallas had less timeouts than they really had.
“I thought they had used their last timeout on that play to Odell when we got the first down,” Manning said. “I thought that they only had one timeout left after that. I guess since there was a penalty, even though we declined it, for some reason that stops the clock.”
So, instead of putting the game away, New York wanted to run the clock out.
“They told me not to score,” running back Rashad Jennings said.
At the end of the day, all the blame will get put on head coach Tom Coughlin.
“It’s my fault at the end of the game,” Coughlin said, via the Daily News. “There is nobody else to blame but me. The decision to throw the ball there on third down was not a good decision. It should have been a run, whether we scored or not.”
This may be a loss that comes back to haunt New York later in the season.