By Joseph Jungermann
With a chance to revive their season in a Week 6 clash against NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants instead proved to their fans and the world just how far away they are from being a good football team.
It was an unusually wet and humid October night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Thursday. The New York Giants were already playing what felt like a do-or-die game against their hated rival and the defending Super Bowl LII champs.
Similar to the G-Men, the Eagles have played well below expectations through the first quarter of the 2018 NFL season. Both teams came into the primetime matchup on a short week feeling desperate for a victory.
Heartbreaking was the Week 5 loss to the Carolina Panthers by a 33-31 score, thanks to Graham Gano’s improbable 63-yard field goal. The defeat overshadowed the New York Giants effort to score 30 points in a game for the first time since Week 17 of the 2015 season.
Perhaps Odell Beckham Jr.’s brutally honest interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson actually worked by giving the team a much-needed kick in the...