Watching the Giants 19-17 loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia last night, two things stood out for me. The first was how extraordinary the Giants have been in two championship postseasons. The second is how utterly ordinary they have been otherwise in the Tom Coughlin era.
Late in the 4th quarter, with the Giants driving for what could have been he wining field goal, the announcers dropped a stat on us: the Giants had lost seven of eight previous games with the Eagles. Why didn't I know this? I guess because when I think of the Giants and Eagles, I think of the Giants rising to the occasion of the big game and the Eagles flopping.