New York’s Giant Dilemmas: Why They Have Been Playoff Pretenders

February 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since the Giants won Super Bowl XLII, they have failed to make the Playoffs in two of the past three seasons. They made the Playoffs the season after winning Super Bowl XLII as the first seed in the NFC. However they were one-and-done courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles, their division rival.
Not to take away from the Giants' success, but even in their Super Bowl year, Eli did not have a stellar season. He threw 23 TD, 20 INT and had a 73.9 passer rating. However, to his credit, Eli put the mediocre regular season behind him and went on to having a superhuman Playoff run that got the Giants to the big game.
As expected against an undefeated Patriots team, Eli did not perform as well against their solid defense as he did against Tampa Bay, Dallas and Green Bay (in that order). But he did make THE throw to David Tyree and the game winning TD pass to Plaxico Burress.
The 2007 Playoffs defined Eli's career, and since then he has played better during the regular season t...

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