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truebluelarry : 11/7/2017 6:48 pm
For those who've had enough of the 2017 season already...


Giants vs Washington 1988 Week 1 - ( New Window )
OMG, one of  
jvm52106 : 11/7/2017 8:20 pm : link
mt favorite games....
This is a great one  
Matt in SGS : 11/7/2017 8:49 pm : link
and if people want to save it, I'd suggest downloading it now, I've traded games with Richard Waldrup in the past and the NFL will shut his site down soon.

Anyway, this was the first Monday Night game I ever attended. And a few fun facts. This was the 3rd straight year Tom Flynn returned a blocked punt for a TD. Pepper Johnson filled in for LT because of a drug suspension, hence his late sack/fumble on Burt's TD. And the Giants record for most sacks by a LB in a game is actually not LT, it's Pepper, who had 4.5 vs. Tampa Bay in 1991.
down 13 points no problem  
Giants86 : 11/7/2017 8:53 pm : link
see how in this game early on our Offensive line was struggling, but were able to get it together. And our defense flat early picked it up late. Great teams they were in the late 80s.
1984 cowboy game  
Mike Graves : 11/7/2017 9:59 pm : link
On there to, jack buck was a great announcer not annoying like his son, Andy headen fumble return for a TD
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Andy Headen was still playing in '88?  
short lease : 11/7/2017 10:13 pm : link
Dam, I thought he was forced to retire before 86? I would have lost money on that one ...
RE: Andy Headen was still playing in '88?  
Jints in Carolina : 11/7/2017 10:55 pm : link
In comment 13681446 short lease said:
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Dam, I thought he was forced to retire before 86? I would have lost money on that one ...


1984
Headen played 4 games in 1988  
Greg from LI : 11/7/2017 11:07 pm : link
Then was forced to retire
Both  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/7/2017 11:19 pm : link
of those games were awesome because of the defensive scores, plus the blocked punt, and Byron Williams' great run after the catch.
Spent the other day watching  
BigBlueinChicago : 11/8/2017 12:26 am : link
the 14-7 win in Denver in 1989.

This was the game the last 3rd and 30+ to go resulted in a TD. Only, we pulled off. Great play by Dave Meggett.

Denver would go on to the Super Bowl a few weeks later. Giants, coming off two losses to the 49ers and Eagles after starting the season 9-2, going on the road and getting that W. Season easily could've spiraled.

No Jumbo Elliott. Odessa Turner didn't make the trip either. LT with a broken ankle and back spasms the day of the game.

Talk about toughness. I'm sure this was one of Parcell's favorite games. On the road, short handed against a top team and you get the W.

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HOW DO YOU DOWNLOAD  
Montreal Man : 11/8/2017 6:53 am : link
this game?
RE: HOW DO YOU DOWNLOAD  
Matt in SGS : 11/8/2017 6:55 am : link
In comment 13681537 Montreal Man said:
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this game?


There are a few websites that let you put in the url. I like to use Keepvid linked below.
https://keepvid.com/ - ( New Window )
The bar is so low now....  
silverfox : 11/8/2017 7:22 am : link
...its laying on the ground.
RE: Both  
jvm52106 : 11/8/2017 8:57 am : link
In comment 13681485 Eric from BBI said:
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of those games were awesome because of the defensive scores, plus the blocked punt, and Byron Williams' great run after the catch.


The 84 one saw LT strip sack twice rushing up the middle. It was the first sign that things were changing and though Dallas was still a thorn (both games in 85 changed where the Giants ended up that year) they were no longer Dominate over the Giants.
One very interesting thing  
jvm52106 : 11/8/2017 9:37 am : link
and it kind of applies to 2017. Look at the week 1 starting offensive line:

LT- William Roberts
LG- Billy Ard
C- Bart Oates
RG- Doug Riesenberg
RT- Karl Nelson

That was the starting line for week 1. By the end of the season the Giants offensive line would be:

LT- Jumbo Elliott
LG- William Roberts
C- Bart Oates
RG- Eric Moore
Rt- Dough Riesenberg

The Giants took their starting LT and moved him to LG. They took their starting RG and moved him to RT (that was because Nelson was injured and after trying Elliott there they went with Riesenberg) and brought in their 1st and 2nd RD draft picks from 88 into the starting lineup.

You can't be afraid to move guys to new positions if they are struggling where they are. The Giants were a winning team in 88 and were one stupid play away from being 11-5, winning the East and probably would have been a major thorn for the 49ers in the playoffs, even with a ton of injuries and an offensive line that took half the season to come into shape.
RE: RE: Both  
short lease : 11/10/2017 1:45 am : link
In comment 13681653 jvm52106 said:
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In comment 13681485 Eric from BBI said:


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of those games were awesome because of the defensive scores, plus the blocked punt, and Byron Williams' great run after the catch.



The 84 one saw LT strip sack twice rushing up the middle. It was the first sign that things were changing and though Dallas was still a thorn (both games in 85 changed where the Giants ended up that year) they were no longer Dominate over the Giants.


That is the way I felt Jvm also. That victory almost seemed like the changing of the guard or at least the beginning of the change. Not sure why I picked that game (in my head at the time) but, it just hit me that way. I remember thinking "woah ... these are not the same Giants that showed little flashes of success since '81 and being a fan all during the 70's I was especially not going to allow myself to get excited emotionally until I had consistent evidence. But, there was something about that game (after the dominant victory) ... that I wasn't afraid to let my guard down : ) and felt (gut feeling) things were different.

Great times and memories .... for a Giant's fan.
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