Good morning, New York Giants fans! Happy Black Friday. Despite the Giants' 3-8 record, reading the Giants Morning Report is a better idea than fighting the crowds at the mall, so let's get to it.
How low can the Giants go? They've lost six straight. Been eliminated from the playoffs now for the third straight season. Sunday, they face the 1-10 Jacksonville Jaguars. Paul Dottino of WFAN discusses the unthinkable:
So you think it can’t get any worse for the 3-8 Giants? Just imagine if they fall to the Jaguars (1-10) in Jacksonville on Sunday. It would be their seventh straight loss … a defeat to the NFL’s doormat … and a setback against coach Tom Coughlin’s former team on Alumni Day, when Jacksonville will bring back several of the players he coached – some to two AFC Championshp games. And did we mention that he will have plenty of family at the game?
Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News wonders if Odell Beckham has already peaked:
Last Saturday he was a promising rookie with impressive skills and a bright future. But the moment he reached up and back with his right arm, got his fingers on that football, and held on for one of the greatest catches in NFL history on Sunday night, he made the giant leap into becoming a star.
That was the easy part. What comes next is exponentially harder: He must live up to the expectations, fight through the double-teams, deal with the focus of opponents, and not wilt under the demands for an equally spectacular encore. And then there's also the knowledge, somewhere in the back of his mind, that it's possible nothing else he ever does on a football field will measure up to that one moment in time.
Paul Schwartz of the New York Post writes about the non-catch reasons the Giants love Beckham.
Tight end Daniel Fells, out of the NFL a year ago, is grateful to be with the Giants.
Giants' players talk about which teammates they are thankful for.