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Great performances AGAINST The NYG's

grizz299 : 6/12/2017 5:49 am
Well, and sadly, do I remember Emmitt Smith and an overtime game in our house. We needed a win for the playoffs as I recall, and Smith had a damaged arm he pretty near carried by his side. They kept on handing him the ball and the warrior that he was kept on gobbling up yards...Smith right, Smith left, Smith scores, Playoff hopes lost.
It was painful but at the same time I couldn't help admiring the man's resilency and greatness.
That might have been the most courageous performance, but for pure skill and singlehandedness greatness Roger's performance last year - if little noted - will stand as monumental and indomitable genius.
We were better than them and we were beating them up on both sides of the ball.
There came a play (they were going from right to left on the tv screen) the pocket collapsed, he dodged one way, nothing there, dodged the other way and actually hid behind an offensive lineman...must have kept that up for thirty seconds, someone briefly flashed open and zingo...
Later he was going to throw the hail Mary before half time - another great play = but that single moment, quick feet, quick arm, quickest brain - changed everything.
The best football player I ever saw (and one who tortured us) was Jimmy Brown. Until Aaron Rogers.
Would love to hear other's recollections of that game and other great perfomrances where the villains refused to co operate and outdid the heroes.
cant argue with rogers play but  
msh : 6/12/2017 7:23 am : link
you have to argue with the defending on the hailmary you get in front of the receiver and make sure you knock it down
had shepard and beckham hauled in those all but sure touchdowns early in the game would have probably gone the giants way

it was the failure to make that superiority count on the scoreboard that left the door open for green bay to come back and win and once green bay got going they really stuck it to the defence,i hope they learned from that jpp and vernon didnt get close to rogers all game and once drc left and the scrubs from the back end of the depth chart of the secondry came in i feared the worst

had they been able to run better green bay wouldnt have got time to score those quick td's before the half either i hope the OL gets its act together and the RB can make those tough yards when they need to close a half or game out as they didnt do that well enough all last year and particularly against green bay in that playoff game
Smith is one of the obvious choices.  
Big Blue '56 : 6/12/2017 7:32 am : link
1993, in our house house. Reeves went inexcusably conservative towards the end of regulation. Oh, it was not for the playoffs as we were already in. It was for first place and a bye
regarding emmett smith  
gmenatlarge : 6/12/2017 7:32 am : link
there was a lot of talk from his own team that he wasn't that hurt, but played it up quite a bit.
We...  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/12/2017 8:01 am : link
allowed quite a run of then-unknown back-up quarterbacks to come into the game and have a "great" performance. Everyone remembers LT breaking Theisman's leg, but an ugly-as-sin QB named Jay Schroeder came into that game and passed the Redskins to victory. The Skins WR Gary Clark used to torch us until he laid a major egg in the NFC Championship Game too.
I don't  
I Love Clams Casino : 6/12/2017 8:11 am : link
wanna think about it
I still hate  
smshmth8690 : 6/12/2017 9:03 am : link
Randall Cunningham, and his 95 yard punt.
today in Cool Story Bro news  
Greg from LI : 6/12/2017 9:10 am : link
Jay Schroeder was the son in law of my high school math teacher. We used to give him shit on Monday if Schroeder had played poorly on Sunday.
RE: today in Cool Story Bro news  
superspynyg : 6/12/2017 9:51 am : link
In comment 13496626 Greg from LI said:
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Jay Schroeder was the son in law of my high school math teacher. We used to give him shit on Monday if Schroeder had played poorly on Sunday.


Following your lead I went to school with the son of ex Giants Randall Minnier (67-68).
here's way to loathe  
gidiefor : Mod : 6/12/2017 10:19 am : link
Yipes!
Still brilliant  
grizz299 : 6/12/2017 11:20 am : link
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it was the failure to make that superiority count on the scoreboard that left the door open for green bay to come back and win and once green bay got going they really stuck it to the defence,i hope they learned from that jpp and vernon didnt get close to rogers all game and once drc left and the scrubs from the back end of the depth chart of the secondry came in i feared the worst

That may be but it doesn't detract from the brilliance of Rogers. Then he came back and beat Dallas running to his left and hitting his TE just as he came to the out bounds marker.
But I never saw anything like the dodging he did agasint us, and then just a flick of his wrist and he's throwing off the wrong foot with astonishing accuracy.
I know it hurt, but if you're a sportsman you can't help but admire.
RE: cant argue with rogers play but  
TyFromQueens : 6/12/2017 11:28 am : link
In comment 13496570 msh said:
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it was the failure to make that superiority count on the scoreboard that left the door open for green bay to come back and win and once green bay got going they really stuck it to the defence,i hope they learned from that jpp and vernon didnt get close to rogers all game and once drc left and the scrubs from the back end of the depth chart of the secondry came in i feared the worst



JPP did not play as he was injured.

Even with him out,we still sacked Rodgers 4 times in the first half.
I would say losing DRC was the major factor in us losing that game.
Most fans feel like we should have a fourth chance who is just as good or can fill in,but what team in the history of this league had four all pro corners? Considering the fact we have two with Apple looking like he can be the 3rd,it's damn near an embarrassment of riches.

Let's not forget the plays we left on the field. That's the difference between winning it all and being one and done.
Ricky Watters made a tired Giants' D his bitch in the divisional round  
Big Blue Blogger : 6/12/2017 11:37 am : link
Tough way for LT and Simms to go out. Watters scored about nine touchdowns that day - at least it seemed that way.

Reggie White is dead, and the Giants probably still can't block him. He made his NFL debut against NYG at the Vet. The Eagles lost in OT, but Reggie was on top of Simms all day. He went on to record an incredible 24 sacks against the Giants - his biggest figure against any opponent.
I always think about Carl Banks...  
Klaatu : 6/12/2017 11:43 am : link
Saying he still gets flak about his non-sack of Randall Cunningham.
The most annoying one, other than Cunningham, might be Robert Delpino.  
Big Blue Blogger : 6/12/2017 11:47 am : link
I mean, seriously: who the f*ck was Robert Delpino? And he did it to us twice.
Emmit Smith did not fake the injury.  
jsuds : 6/12/2017 11:47 am : link
I was at the game and periodically checked the sidelines with my binocs. I saw him sitting on the bench clutching his shoulder near the end of the first half and (pretty sure he sat out a few plays) looking miserable and I could tell by the way he held the arm he had separated his shoulder. I was really hoping that he would not return for the second half as he was eating us up with five yard carries the whole day. We all know how that turned out. He was equally unstoppable the whole second half and they tagged us for the Division, home field advantage, the proverbial road to the superbowl. Instead of getting there for a third time in the LT era, we got a trip to SF the next weekend and were routed 44-3 for LT and Simms last game.
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Go Terps : 6/12/2017 11:49 am : link
There was a game in 1988 where it felt like Roy Green had 400 yards receiving. I looked it up and he had 9/176/1, but I remember watching and wondering if we were even trying to cover him.
RE: Emmit Smith did not fake the injury.  
Go Terps : 6/12/2017 11:50 am : link
In comment 13496945 jsuds said:
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I was at the game and periodically checked the sidelines with my binocs. I saw him sitting on the bench clutching his shoulder near the end of the first half and (pretty sure he sat out a few plays) looking miserable and I could tell by the way he held the arm he had separated his shoulder. I was really hoping that he would not return for the second half as he was eating us up with five yard carries the whole day. We all know how that turned out. He was equally unstoppable the whole second half and they tagged us for the Division, home field advantage, the proverbial road to the superbowl. Instead of getting there for a third time in the LT era, we got a trip to SF the next weekend and were routed 44-3 for LT and Simms last game.


Peter King is on record saying that Smith's teammates were rolling their eyes in the locker room about Smith milking the injury.
Before he became a SB MVP with us,  
Mad Mike : 6/12/2017 12:05 pm : link
Ottis Anderson had a lot of good games against us with the Cards, and in 1984 he had over 100 yards both rushing and receiving in a games against us. Cards being the Cards though, he was basically the entire offense, Lomax through 4 int's, and we won 16-10.
LaDainian Tomlinson in the 2005 night game was pretty phenomenal...  
Big Blue Blogger : 6/12/2017 12:39 pm : link
...though Justin Tuck did catch him from behind on a 60-yard run.
BBB  
Bubba : 6/12/2017 12:43 pm : link
I was thinking the same thing. LT lite was in a zone that day.
TO  
annexOPR : 6/12/2017 12:44 pm : link
in that NFC championship we recently revisited ...

he was such a beast.
Then there's Darren Sharper...  
Big Blue Blogger : 6/12/2017 12:44 pm : link
...whose prison cell features a sticky, stained poster of Eli Manning.
Flipper Anderson  
Bubba : 6/12/2017 12:44 pm : link
catching the winning TD and never stopped running comes to mind.
Maybe not "great" but...  
hazydave : 6/12/2017 12:49 pm : link
Jeff Garcia has killed us.

2-0 against us while playing for the Eagles (including the playoff game in 2007) and 2-0 for the 49ers (including that unmentionable playoff game in 2003).
Pick an Eagle...  
kinard : 6/12/2017 1:31 pm : link
Whether it was Cunningham (as someone noted), Michael Vick (who was one of the most tranfixing athletes I've ever seen in person), Michael Westbrook, Vai Sikahema, Jeramiah Trotter, Clyde Simmons or Darren Sproles (most recent edition of a Giants killer) the Eagles have a who's-who's list of guys who have terrorized us....
Obviously  
LCtheINTMachine : 6/12/2017 1:34 pm : link
Cam Newton from a couple years back.

5 TD passes, 100 yards rushing and he was just unstoppable. We still need to pay him back for kicking our ass like that.
Desean Jackson  
T-Bone : 6/12/2017 3:04 pm : link
Take your pick of what play you want to use.

For 'old school', I'd go with Vai Sikahema (sp?). Him using the goalpost pads as punching bags still pisses me off to this day.
Would have said Jason Witten (pick any game)  
MetsAreBack : 6/13/2017 1:29 pm : link
but just looked, his numbers are actually even better somehow against the Eagles (except for TDs)


vs NYG 28g: 146 catches / 203 targets; 1,489 yards; 13 TDs
vs PHL 27g: 149 / 208; 1,618 yards; 8 TDs
vs WSH 28g; 125 / 182; 1,407 yards; 8 TDs

...I guess he's just a really good fuckin player. Still annoying that 21% of his career TDs have come against us though.
Great. Politics get blocked, but horrific memories don't!  
x meadowlander : 6/13/2017 1:38 pm : link
STOP!!!
Drew Brees has had a lot  
Jimmy Googs : 6/13/2017 2:16 pm : link
of great games against us...
In the time it took me to read through this  
Pete in 'Vliet : 6/13/2017 2:21 pm : link
I'm pretty sure Darren Sharper picked off Eli again. I don't even know how that's possible from jail.
RE: Drew Brees has had a lot  
Les in TO : 6/13/2017 2:25 pm : link
In comment 13498674 Jimmy Googs said:
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of great games against us...
yes, moreso at the superdome: the 52-49 crazy game from a couple of years ago and then the 49-24 shellacking in 2011. he was just a machine.
RE: RE: Drew Brees has had a lot  
Jimmy Googs : 6/13/2017 2:40 pm : link
In comment 13498695 Les in TO said:
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In comment 13498674 Jimmy Googs said:


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of great games against us...

yes, moreso at the superdome: the 52-49 crazy game from a couple of years ago and then the 49-24 shellacking in 2011. he was just a machine.


5-2 record
173 completions from 259 attempts and 67% rate
2177 yards and 8.4 yards/att
20 Touchdowns
4 Ints

money...
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