Whenever a team wins its sport's respective championship, the players and coaching staff are given a grace period in which they are forgiven for most sins. It is safe to say that for the New York Giants, the grace period is over.á After a 5-0 start, the Giants find themselves 8-7 with a meaningless week 17 game against the Vikings. After that, it's golf season.
What went wrong for the Giants on Sunday?á Let's look at my "Five Keys to Victory" for the answer to that:
1. Stop Steve Smith
Despite not playing most of the second half, Steve Smith of the Panthers caught five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown came on a play in which he brushed off what looked like a crushing hit from Michael Johnson and walked into the end zone for an easy score. It ...
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Article written by Richard Resch