It wasn't easy to keep the faith as a fan of the New York Giants when they were 0-6 five weeks ago and it looked like they may never win a game this season.
The players were getting rather agitated with each loss and probably tired of talking about why they were struggling, the fans were thinking of every excuse possible to have some sort of faith, but two of the people who have mattered the most surrounding the Giants; head coach Tom Coughlin and co-owner John Mara, always kept positive and found a way to look at the 2013 season as "one game at a time" despite the disappointment from the 0-6 start and on Thursday, Mara told the media just how proud he was of his group.
“We were all disappointed and surprised by the slow start,” Mara said. “I am proud of the way this team stuck together. We always want to play meaningful games around and after Thanksgiving, and that’s exactly what we have this Sunday in MetLife Stadium. I’m proud of the way the team has stuck together. That is a tribute to the head coach and the leadership in the locker room. As the players and our head coach have said repeatedly over the last month, we are taking it one game at a time. We’re moving forward and, as our coach has urged the team to do, doing our best to keep the dream alive.”
Five weeks ago, the very mention of the word playoffs would have gotten a weird smirk or a look of crazy from the common fan, but five weeks later, that has all changed.
At 4-6 and with four straight wins, the Giants not only find themselves out of the NFC East cellar as well as the NFL basement, but if they can defeat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at MetLife Stadium and earn their fifth straight win, then the 5-6 Giants would be one game back in the loss column and just a half-game back in the NFC East behind the first place Philadelphia Eagles.
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