Myers gets Jets/Giants in one article, improves his productivity.
He sounds so happy, must have been waiting a while to write this one.
NY Giants and NY Jets suddenly find themselves in a fight for playoff lives after brutal nine-day stretch
Talk of Subway Super Bowl are silenced
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, November 22 2011
It's been a rough football week for New York and its two quarterbacks, the Jets' Mark Sanchez and the Giants' Eli Manning (below).
Sixteen days ago, after the Giants beat the Patriots and the Jets beat the Bills, talk of a Subway Super Bowl was beginning to rise above a whisper, even though they have never even made it to a conference title game in the same year.
The whisper now has turned into eerie silence as the Giants and Jets are self-destructing.
In the last nine days, they have gone a combined 0-4.
And how’s this for a reality check: If the season ended today - and the Giants and Jets are sure glad it doesn’t - neither team would be in the playoffs.
The Giants would lose the NFC East to the Cowboys on the division record tie-breaker and lose out on the wild-card based on their overall record. The best news for the Giants, the No. 8 team in the overall NFC standings, is they still have their two games against the Cowboys and can take care of their own business.
The Jets have only an outside shot of catching the Patriots in the AFC East and trail in the wild-card standings by one game. Right now, the Jets are the No. 9 team in the AFC composite standings. The best news for the Jets is their schedule is weak and so are the teams they are fighting for a wild card.
“Of course, you got to be concerned,” Jets linebacker Bart Scott said Monday. “You’re 5-5. Your cards are what they are. You got to play the hell out of the cards. You don’t have the best set of cards that you would want to have, but you still got a winnable hand.”
Rex Ryan’s face and Tom Coughlin’s words revealed how the once-promising New York football season has plunged into survival mode.
After his beloved defense allowed Tim Tebow, who can’t throw the ball, to drive 95 yards on Thursday night in Denver, Ryan walked into his news conference and looked like he was ready to cry. Or had been crying. He is an emotional man and takes losses extremely hard. This one socked him in the gut.
Although Coughlin never raised his voice, which he is quite capable of doing, his words were biting Sunday night after the loss to the Eagles, throwing just about the entire team under the bus. That included Eli Manning, whom he almost never criticizes, for not protecting the ball on Jason Babin’s crucial strip sack that clinched the loss for the Giants.