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Giants over Vikings?

Posted on: December 24, 2008 11:26 am
Let's assume that the Chicago Bears defeat the Houston Texans on Sunday, December 28th.   Now the Bears will still need a Vikings loss to win the NFC North.   This is where the debate begins: Should the Giants try their hardest to beat the Vikings? Obviously anyone on the field will try to execute. That is not the question. The question is should the starters play deep into the game if the Giants are losing in the 4th quarter or they are leading by one score or less?   Before answering, consider this: The NY Giants had nothing to gain last year in week 17 against the Patriots. They were guaranteed their seeding regardless of outcome. They played inspired 4 quarter football with all starters to barely lose. This playoff type atmosphere got them ready for the post season.   With an extra week off considering the bye, should the starters play all 4 quarters and try to win at all cost?

Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: December 25, 2008 12:37 pm

Giants over Vikings?

As a Giants fan, my position  I believe the "starters" should prepare as if it was a "normal" week, as well as start the game.  At some point during the 2nd quarter they should start heading to the bench.  Specificaly, Jacobs should not play past the first quarter, and neither should Ross.  I understand, and empathize with the Chicago position that they need the Giants to defeat Minnesota, but the Giants need to do what is best for them to help themselves getting healthy.  I do believe the prep, and playing the game is important, but not finishing it.  Yes it will mean they lost 3 of the last 4, but being healthy gives them the best opportunity to win whats really important........the Superbowl.

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