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Does it go downhill from here?

Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys breaks free

Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys breaks free from Kenny Phillips of the New York Giants in the 3rd quarter at the New Meadowlands Stadium. (Nov. 14, 2010) Photo Credit: David Pokress

Neil Best, who has been to enough Giants games this season to no longer be considered a visitor on the beat, wrote a column about the Giants and how they have performed in the second half of the past few seasons. It’s not pretty. They are now a combined 20-29 under Tom Coughlin in games 9 through 16 of the regular season.

So it seems that yesterday’s loss to the Cowboys would be the first step down that slope of despair, right?

Well, time will tell. But the Giants don’t believe that they are poised for collapse.

“I’m not concerned at all,” Osi Umenyiora said. “I think this is a completely different team, a completely different mentality, and we’re going to erase this last game right here and just go out and play better next time.”

Umenyiora also gave a crash course in philosophy while standing in the tunnel at New Meadowlands Stadium.

“It’s all ups and downs,” he said. “Life is, and NFL football is. They caught us in some big plays, they caught us on a good day. They played very, very well. Credit goes to them and I think we’ll bounce back and be ready for Philadelphia.”
 

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