New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin thinks winning 10 games in an NFL season is a difficult thing to do. He’s right. That’s precisely why 10-6 is a good enough record to qualify for the postseason most of the time. You know what’s even more difficult to do? Blow a 21-point lead in the fourth quarter against a division rival.
The Giants pulled it off, and it resulted in all the wind being removed from their sails and an embarrassing loss to the Packers the following week. By losing back-to-back games, the Giants forfeited control of their own destiny and needed a win and Green Bay loss in the final week of the season to qualify for the playoffs. They squeaked by the Redskins, but the Packers took care of business against the Bears, ending New York’s season. Whether they blew it or not, Coughlin doesn’t want to hear from the Critics — as we saw on Showtime’s Inside the NFL on Wednesday night. Check out the Tom Coughlin “kiss my ass” video, courtesy of The Big Lead: