The seduction started two weeks ago on the west coast. That's when the jump began to sip into Giants locker…
The seduction started two weeks ago on the west coast.
That’s when the jump began to sip into Giants locker room after a 27-23 comeback road win over 49ers.
The jump then moved East, stimulated by last week’s 38-35 home win over Buccaneers.
On Sunday, it arrives in Philadelphia, where the 3-7 giants play 4-6 eagles in what can best be described as a declaration day for them, validation for the last two victories. Yes, the rest of the NFC East seems determined to keep the giants – three weeks ago, 1-7 – in some sense, with a huge victory over the eagles who moved them in just two games in the five-remaining game  And yes, the giants ride their first two-player winning strike since December 201
But the win came against a 49ers team that’s 2-8 and without its franchise quarterback and a Buccaneers team that’s 3-7 and can Do not find out who begins quarterback is from a week to no xt.
Nobody, not even the most cynical of the hate, can take these victories away from the giants.
But the fact is: Sunday at the Lincoln Financial Field, the competition level increased considerably. Sure, the eagles are fighting, fresh a 48-7 loss in New Orleans, their third loss over the last four matches.
But they are still the defending Super Bowl champions. They still have Carson Wentz on the quarterback. And they are hell much better than 49ers and Bucs.
The most pressing question against the giants when they play the eagles is if the last two weeks is a true indication that they found a better formula during the weekend or if they win over 49ers and Bucs was just a mirage against a couple of league weaknesses.
“To keep it right, we only won the [49ers] game with four points and [the Bucs game] with three points,” “Odell Beckham Jr. said Friday.” Some of the losses we had were three points and four points , so it’s just finding ways [to win]. & # 39; & # 39;
When the giants were 1-7 and hopeless, Beckham spoke about winning the last eight matches. So there are two down and six to go.
“I do not care who who who [on Thursday]” If we do not manage our business, it does not matter, “Beckham said Friday.” We need Cowboys, Redskins and Eagles to lose all their games for the rest of the season and we must win all of ours for the rest of the season.
“But at the end of the day, if we do not handle our business, it does not matter what somebody else does. Our focus is on us and hit the eagles this week.”
After the eagles play The giant bears, who are 8-3, own one of the best defenses in the league. Also on their remaining schedule are 5-5 Titans, who also have one of the best defenses and 5-5 Colts, who have won their four matches.
“We know if we go out and handle our business we have a chance,” defines line manager Kareem Martin to post on Friday. “In life and in football, all you can ask for is a chance.”
Recipient Sterling Shepard told Posten the positive feeling in the locker room in the last two weeks has been palpable.
“That was what the team needed – a little bit of speed,” Shepard said. “Hopefully we can continue. It would be a big win for us. The things we changed after [bye] have worked for us in the last two weeks. If it works again this week, we definitely have the formula. is on a two-player winning line, and something has not happened here for a while so I think we are doing well. “
Both Martin and line-backer Alec Ogletree said they think the giants are a better team than what lost to the eagles 34-13 on October 11 at MetLife Stadium.
Ogletree: “We score, get sales and execute on special teams really well. When you do that you have a shot when you beat a team like Philly and many other teams. We definitely build something. It’s a good feeling. & # 39; & # 39;
Martin: “There is a lot of confidence that goes and comes from two wins. Confidence rides high in here. It’s always good to know that you have a chance. & # 39; & # 39;
So you say there’s a chance …
Three weeks ago everyone seemed lost to the giants. Now they are hoping to go to Philadelphia.
But as the giant coach Pat Shurmur said Friday, “Sure, hope is not a strategy.”