It kind of sucks doing a year-in review right now given the circumstances of the past two weeks for the Giants, but let's try and remember that our boys in blue are still 9-6 and very much alive in the playoff hunt.
They need some help with the Packers losing to the Bears and then they need to beat the Redskins to make it to the next level. If they can somehow pull that off I believe most people will let the past two weekends fade in to memory.
Anyways, here are some of the top moments from the 2010 season, with videos for your enjoyment.
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Nothing like a comeback victory over your most hated rivals, especially when it is at their own house. After two Eli Manning interceptions that jump started a 20-7 deficit, the Giants rallied with 31 unanswered points and owned the Cowboys in their own building 41-35. The score was not indicative of the beat-down.
The Giants are undefeated at Jerry World, which is something to hang your hat on despite feeling like crap the past two weeks.
Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith put on a show and it was a fantastic Monday Night Football affair—the score was already more than the over/under number from Vegas by halftime.
It's nice to be on the winning end of a shootout.
On Sunday Night Football with all of America watching at home, the Giants defensive line put on a show in the first half of the game against the 3-0 Chicago Bears.
Several were already counting out the Giants after a 1-2 start and picked the Bears to win, but the Giants defense dismantled the Bears offensive line to the tune of nine first half sacks and knocked out both Jay Cutler and backup QB Todd Collins.
It was a ferocious statement made by the defense that they were going to turn the season around, and they did just that with a 17-3 victory, with the only points being the direct result of a Jacobs fumble in their own territory.
I don't know what happened with the sound in this video, but I figured photos don't have sound either and I couldn't find a better video, so just indulge me and play some music while watching it.
The Giants completely dismantled the Seahawks on the road in what was supposed to be a trap game. They took care of business and rendered the fans' self imposed nickname "The 12th Man" irrelevant.
Although Matt Hasselbeck did not play, it was still an impressive butt whooping.
Victor Cruz's season ended on the IR in October, unfortunate now that the Giants have to play without Pro Bowl receiver Steve Smith, but before that he amazed us in the preseason games.
Cruz led the league in receiving yards and receptions and tied for the lead in touchdowns in the preseason and by all accounts deserved a chance to prove himself, but the Giants had so many weapons and they all went down after he was already on IR.
So many tough decisions have to be made by the General Manager and basically go unnoticed by most.
It didn't take long for Hakeem Nicks to put his stamp on the season. In the opener against Carolina, the second year player snagged three touchdown passes from Eli Manning and started a dream fantasy season for his owners.
Despite missing two games due to injury, Nicks is ninth in the NFL in receiving yards, tied for 10th in catches and fourth in touchdowns. To this date he has 79 catches for 1,052 yards and 11 touchdowns.
In one of the more inspiring moments of the season that most people only got to hear about (including myself), Justin Tuck broke out of his normally soft spoken shell to address the team as a whole during halftime of the Jacksonville game.
The Giants were down 17-6 and had been torched for 145 yards on the ground.
Some of the Giants players even broke into tears after hearing it, and vowed not to let the fans down the rest of the season.
So much for that.
That said, the Giants played well the next two-and-a-half games and got themselves in a position to make the playoffs. Unfortunately it hasn't gone well since then, but they still have a chance this weekend.
(P.S. No pictures of the Packers game with Tuck in them came up, perhaps that speaks to how invisible he was on the field)
The Giants were completely depleted in their receiving corps, so Kevin Boss stepped up big time against the Jaguars, highlighted by this third down game winning touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter.
I think the video speaks for itself.
In what was one of the weirdest games to see on TV—and what I'm sure was even more strange to be there—the Giants defeated the Minnesota Vikings at Detroit's Ford Field due to the stadium roof collapsing in Minnesota.
Brandon Jacobs got the Giants rolling on this run and they never looked back on their way to a 200+ yard performance against one of the best run defenses in the league for the past few years.
As much as it stings to watch any highlights from the Packers game, you cannot deny that this was the most exciting play of the Giants season this year.
Manningham straight up beats Tramon Williams on this play and mocks him as he runs into the end zone.
Too bad Williams would have the last laugh.
The Giants dominated the Redskins in what was one of the more satisfying games of the year in terms of all around play.
They owned the Redskins in every facet of the game and could have shut them out if it weren't for one blown coverage leading to the only score for the 'Skins.
They forced six turnovers on defense and ran for nearly 200 yards on the ground with two touchdowns from each of their running backs.
Now that I think about it, the Giants could have had two shutouts this season; how the hell could they not stop the Packers offense? Oh well, I hope you enjoyed my favorite moments from this season.