The truth is that they were outplayed and out-coached, so there’s really not too much to complain about. The Giants lost because they inexplicably took the ball out of Brandon Jacobs’ hands — and when they did have him run, they called for lateral movement, which is not the strength of most 264-pound men — and because Eli is not a competent bad-weather quarterback.
The Giants defense was sturdy, which is heartening considering they get Osi back next season. Assuming they can draft a wideout or bring Mario Manningham around, they should be right back in it next year.
I’m still in the grace period from last year (you may remember their spectacular triumph in the Super Bowl) so I’m less distraught than most of you would likely anticipate. That said, the prospect of Philadelphia fans celebrating two titles in the span of five months is too depressing to contemplate. Did you know that the official smell of Philadelphia is equal parts Cheez Whiz and fart? And that their official fruit is the doucheberry? It’s true. You can look it up.