The New York Giants played a miserable football game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. In fact, they didn't really even play. Mostly the Giants just spectated while the Falcons embarrassed them, 34-0.
Here is your Monday morning notebook, filled with reaction to the ugliness you witnessed on Sunday.
Eli, Tom come up small in big spots - NYPOST.com
This is no way for an elite quarterback to defend a Super Bowl, and it is no way for a two-time Super Bowl coach’s team to defend a Super Bowl.
Eli Manning threw two early interceptions on a day when Matt Ryan was easily the better quarterback and orchestrated the first regular-season shutout under Tom Coughlin’s watch. Of course, he didn’t get to play against a Giants defense that was too soft again against the run and virtually helpless against the pass.
All that was missing was a Manning butt fumble.