Okay, I'm getting tired of giving out game balls every week to someone from the losing team, but that's the situation we've been dealt as our Giants have not won a game since beating the Patriots on November 6, exactly one month ago today. Yikes. There were several Giants who stepped up on Sunday against the Packers in what was almost a monumental upset, but I'm giving the game ball this week to wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.
Nicks caught seven passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns, including one in which CB Charles Woodson was mugging him in the back of the end zone. Even Woodson gave Nicks a fist-bump after that one. Despite the emergence of Victor Cruz, Nicks still draws the top cover guys like Woodson, and he keeps managing to either get open or make spectacular catches in spite of tight coverage.
Now let's get a win next week so I can feel better about handing out this weekly prize.