The New York Giants (3-5) have been streaky this season. They dropped their first two, won three in a row and now have lost three straight after being crushed by the Colts 40-24 on Monday Night Football. And don’t be fooled by the two-score point differential, New York was never in this ball game.
Given that their wins came against the Texans, Redskins and Falcons, don’t expect another swing around back into the win column for the Giants any time soon.
In fact, they travel to Seattle next week before hosting the Niners and Cowboys at home – if they don’t pull off at least one upset during that gauntlet they’ll be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs by the end of the month.
Don’t be surprised if this is the end of the Tom Coughlin era. The old man brought home a pair of Lombardis to the Big Apple (plus one more as an assistant under Bill Parcells) but he’s been there since 2004 and you get the sense that the franchise needs a little stirring up.
This, of course, is what we expected out of the Giants this season, but they tickled our tits a little bit during that three-game romp so it’s alright to admit that for a minute there you thought the G-Men were better than they really are.
Rest assured, they’re bad.
But the Indianapolis Colts? They’re good.
Despite last weekend’s implosion at Heinz Field, the (6-3) Colts are in first place in the AFC South with not another soul in sight, and after throwing up 40 last night versus the Broncos’ 21 in Foxboro, Andrew Luck and Company are once again the NFL’s #1 offense, both in scoring and yards gained.
Many people predicted Andrew Luck to join the “elite” class this year. Many people were right.
Andrew Luck leads the NFL with 26 touchdown passes and 3,085 passing yards this season. pic.twitter.com/PivCOmy27n
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 4, 2014
3,085 passing yards in 9 games?
That puts him on schedule to topple Peyton Manning’s record from last year.
He might not get it in 2014, but he will break the record eventually…along with every other NFL passing mark.