A shocking loss to the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars leaves the Giants with an uncertain future.
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Nothing says a bad team is just plain terrible quite like losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars. After taking a 21-3 halftime lead, Giants QB Eli Manning and the rest of the offense imploded, giving up 14 points to the defense and handing the Jaguars the win on a last second FG. That’s right, the Giants squandered a three-score lead to one of the worst offenses in history while only giving up 11 points on defense.
With that loss the Giants are now on a 7-game losing streak, certainly one of the worst in recent memory. More and more it looks like it could be the end for Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese, who led the team to a pair of Superbowl titles in 2007 and 2011. But in NFL time that is an eternity and after two (now three) seasons missing the playoffs there may not be any magic left for either to retain their jobs. Which would also beg the question of Eli Manning’s future with the organization…
Here are the five biggest losers from Week 13 of the NFL season:
Cleveland Browns – With the struggles of QB Brian Hoyer the Browns are expected to give Johnny Manziel his shot. But if Manziel doesn’t play well, will they return to Hoyer? And if not, will they keep him next year?
New York Giants – At the very least the Giants will likely get a better draft pick in 2015. They should probably start looking into top tier offensive linemen or pass rushers because they need one of those like they need a win.
Arizona Cardinals – Several weeks ago the Cardinals held a 3-game lead for the NFC West division. With tough games against the Chiefs, Seahawks, Rams and 49ers still to play, we could be looking at the beginning of the biggest collapse in NFL history.
Tennessee Titans – Not only did the Titans lose the game, they also lost rookie QB Zach Mettenberger during a bad game, making it even harder for the Titans to figure out if he really deserves a chance to compete for the starting job. Luckily for them, they were able to determine that Jake Locker probably will not be a part of the competition.
Washington – After Colt McCoy’s incredible 3 TD, no INT performance against the Colts, it’s a pretty big indictment against QB Robert Griffin III that he hasn’t been able to play well against even some of the weaker defenses in football.