A few notes for a Friday.
Eli Manning admitted Thursday that, yes, he did sign the wall in the Dallas Cowboys' locker room after the New York Giants Week 2 victory. But, Eli told reporters he didn't do it maliciously. He said he was asked to.
Need a reason to feel optimistic despite the Giants losing five of six and sitting at 6-5, on the outside looking in if the playoffs started today? Try this, from the NFL public relations department.
Since the current 12-team playoff system was instituted in 1990, 13 teams have reached the postseason despite having a losing record after 11 games. This includes the current streak in which a sub-.500 team has reached the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. And in four of those five seasons the team has advanced to the Divisional playoffs.
As I said yesterday in my chat with Blogging the Boys, the math has to give you hope even if the way the Giants have played does not. And so does history.
ESPN's Matt Mosley is wondering if head coach Tom Coughlin has lost his magic touch.
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