Cowboys vs Giants, on Sunday Night Primetime with the whole nation watching, NFC East title at stake, winner take all, loser watches the playoffs at home, most important game of the year by far. Our beloved New York Football Giants who have gone through so much this season with injuries, key players lost to free agency, undrafted free agents being forced to step in and contribute, a bad running game, and an even worse defense will be forced to get it all together in order to avoid embarrassment on national TV. We have gone through ups (beating the Eagles to get the monkey off our back, beating New England at their house, an electrifying win against the Cowboys at JerryWorld, proving that we are the first rate team in New York) and miserable downs (getting carved up by Drew Brees on MNF, losing to Rex Grossman and the Redskins twice, and falling flat against other inferior teams) to get to this point and have looked like a playoff team one week, only to look like, quite frankly, a team that has no business being in the NFL the next week. This game will be a true test for Tom Coughlin, his coaches and coordinators, and all these Giants players who will have to EARN the respect of the NFL, and the right to keep their jobs next season.
Our opponents, the disgusting Dallas Cowboys, have had an equally up and down season where they have blown out inferior teams such as the Bills and Bucs, only to lose in epic facepalming fashion against equal or better teams ranging from Tony Romo literally throwing the game away to the Lions and Jason Garrett icing his own kicker, to getting blown out by the Offseason Super Bowl Paper Champions twice. You know they will be pissed off at how much of a mediocre failure their season has been, and will be looking for revenge against these same Giants who embarrassed them at Eli Manning Stadium just a few weeks back and the same NFC East title we both seek so badly.
I believe in my infinite wisdom as a die hard fan (take it for what its worth) that this game will come down to which Quarterback plays better during the game and in the 4th Quarter, because it is already a given that this game will be a blow for blow slugfest, and whichever quarterback comes through in the clutch will win the game and the right to represent the NFC East in the playoffs. We also know that neither secondary on either team is not in much of a position to stop the other team's QB and WRs. This brings me to the second factor that will decide this game, which is the the pass rush. If the Cowboys o-line stonewalls the Giants pass rush which terrorized Sanchez last week, the Giants zone coverage will get torn apart just like New Orleans all over again, the only difference was that there was no Jason St. Pierre (I hate you Jon Gruden) rushing off the edge in that game. This young man will be poised to have another huge game against the Cowboys, and Justin Tuck must also step up like he did against the Jets to take advantage of the extra attention they will give JPP. The Giants will have to keep Eli Manning upright against DeMarcus Ware's onslaught if they want to win this game as well, which they did successfully a few weeks ago. All in all, the Giants HAVE to limit mental mistakes and HAVE HAVE HAVE to make big plays when they count if they want to win this game and save their coaches jobs.
It is games like these where I am proud to be a Giants fan, I know they will show up and play their best in front of our home crowd. This game is also special to me because it is on my 21st birthday, and as a birthday present my dad got tickets to the game so this will be pretty much the best birthday of my life, or the very worst. The crowd needs to be LOUD and fired up, my goal is to scream so loud that my voice will be totally shot the next morning. I can't wait for this game and also thank you for this website and the BBV community, there was only so much i could take with the douchebaggery of the ESPN message boards. So Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Years and GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!
Who will win on Sunday night, January 1st, 2012?
The New York Giants (84 votes)
The Dallas Cowboys (5 votes)
I picked #2 because I'm a Cowboys fan (3 votes)
I picked #2 because I'm a pessimistic Giants fan (7 votes)
99 total votes