The New York Giants didn't just lose on Sunday, they were flat-out embarrassed and humiliated by the Atlanta Falcons. So much so that defensive end/linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka said it was an insult to anyone who has ever worn the uniform or fans that wear the logo.
"[It's] embarrassing not only to us but to anybody who ever wore a Giants decal on their hat or shoulder or anything like that," Kiwanuka said.
Despite the horrid display, some members of the team maintain their faith. And with their playoff fate still in their own hands, defensive captain Justin Tuck says this loss hasn't shaken his confidence, and he can't wait for next Sunday to get here.
“What’s the girl in the Wizard of Oz and Toto? Dorothy?’’ Tuck said. “I wish I had some red shoes so I could kind of wish myself right to next Sunday because it can’t get here quick enough. … We’ve had crappy games like this and came right back and played like Super Bowl champions. My confidence is not shaken."
The game, Osi Umenyiora said, was played "with a heavy heart." But he added, "that's no excuse," saying the Falcons played with the same level of sadness over the lives lost in the Newtown, CT shootings on Friday.
Whatever the case may be, the Giants' only hope is to shake this off immediately and avoid further embarrassment in weeks 16 and 17 when they play the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles respectively.
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