Don’t tell the Giants today that the playoffs are a pipe dream.
Because they are putting playoffs in their pipe and smoking it.
Back from the dead, with Saquon Barkley ready, willing and able to take them Back to the Future … running straight ahead, ahead into a division that is coming back to them … and capable of bouncing it outside just as easily.
The Impossible Dream suddenly doesn’t feel Impossible to the New York Football Giants, 38-35 winners over the Bucs.
The 6-4 Redskins lost Alex Smith to a Theismann-esque horror, so now Colt McCoy is the quarterback. His next three games: at Jerry World, at the Linc, home to the Giants. The 5-5 Cowboys are a study in mediocrity. The reeling 4-6 Eagles can’t shake their Super Bowl hangover.
“We owe them one,” Barkley said.
So go ahead and dream that Impossible Dream.
Because the Giants are.
Odell Beckham Jr. spoke of running the table when it was an eight-game season.
Six-game season now.
Barkley (27-142-2 TDs rushing, 2-10-1 TD receiving) was the best player on the MetLife Stadium field, a player who made life so much easier on an eerily efficient Eli Manning (17-of-18, 231 yards, two TDs), and on Odell Beckham Jr. (4-74-1 TD), a player who will make Life After Eli Manning so much easier for whomever the next young franchise quarterback will be.