In a fitting way the Giants added to the well known aroma of upper New Jersey by stinking up the place even further. With the last Giant game ever at the stadium the Giants had a chance to beat up on a team they were supposedly superior to. But once again an early mis-play by Manningham and a totally inept defense decided otherwise.
It is also fitting that the last game at Giant stadium will in fact be played by the Jets. They have proven themselves to be a better team than the hapless poorly coached group whose name is on the stadium.
In fairness to the players who wanted to play at the onset of the game the opening drive was masterful. Eli completed almost every pass and the team made it all the way down to the Carolina eleven yard line before the game ended. That's where Manningham forgot that you need to have the ball in your hands to gain yardage.
I said that the game ended there because for all intents and purposes it did. With that fumble the Giants, like Elvis left the building. John Fox who may now rethink coming back to this pathetic crew took control of the game. His current team ran around over and through the defense from K-Mart.
Later on Manningham made a fantastic catch that meant absolutely nothing. The team also scored a field goal, A FIELD GOAL when they once again failed in or near the red zone. That brought the score to 28 - 3. Woo woo.
A touchdown toss to Steve Smith one of their best players this year got the Giants real close at 34 - 9. No not 34 - 10 because as usual the special teams erred once again and blew the extra point.
Remember when it used to be called the automatic? Neither do the Giants. The kicking game has fallen apart this year but luckily for them they are only a small part of the overall collapse.
There is one more thing left to say and that is when did the team forget how to tackle? My unofficial count at the number of yards gained after being touched is 846. If I wasn't a Giant fan, and I know it sounds like I am not then this statistic would be laughable. However the only people laughing are in Philadelphia, Dallas, Green Bay, aw hell, who am I kidding all over the country!
So we bid adieu to the old Giants stadium in the Meadow-lands. And hopefully we bid adieu to the pathetic coaching and pathetic play of the team that had so much promise early on this year. (A quick New Year's wish - Get some stick-um for Hedgecock.)
The Giants join the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Mets in the familiar chant of "wait until next year" - decade.