The New York Giants’ win over the Minnesota Vikings might very well have been a case of two struggling teams trying to prove to a national audience that each wasn’t as bad as their respective records said they were.
With that said, there were some positive takeaways to come from the Giants’ first win of the 2013 season.
The biggest one is the psychological boost that Tom Coughlin’s team so desperately needed. With their chances of earning a playoff berth all but gone thanks to their 0-6 start, the win against the Vikings should make the job of Coughlin, the master motivator, a lot easier moving forward.
That’s because he can use this experience and the huge sense of relief in showing his team that, yes, good things can indeed happen to them if they band together and execute.
As for the “ugly win” label that some are attaching to this game, let’s all remember that when the NFL hands out playoff berths and determines the draft order, there is no extra credit given for how a team got there other than what the numbers under the “W-L” columns say.
A win is a win. No, this win wasn’t pretty, but it’s a small step in the right direction for a NFL team that had clearly lost its way.