In the end, I think we can all agree that what cost the Giants the most in the 21-20 loss to San Diego was not scoring a touchdown after Terrell Thomas interception put the ball at the 4-yard line late in the fourth quarter.
Here is Tom Coughlin, explaining his decision to play for the field goal. One, by the way, which I strongly disagree with. You have a veteran quarterback playing well, and a touchdown guarantees the win. You have to take that shot.
Q. After Terrell Thomas’s interception there were no plays that took a shot at the end zone. Was that by design?
A. It wasn’t that. It was the idea that we had the penalty, so we were behind the eight ball and we took our loss and they stuck back and defended the goal line. We didn’t want to turn the ball over, obviously. We didn’t want to be in a position like that. You can second-guess it all you want. Field goal at that point in time forced them to have a touchdown and score a touchdown. There was plenty of time, over two minutes. But, we just had a couple of really good series defensively. We forced them into bad situations and we had a lot of momentum with our touchdown. We felt good about the situation we were in. We let them off the hook.
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