|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLIn spite of having two Super Bowl rings with the team, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has struggled in recent time. The Giants fell to a 3-9 record this weekend in a game that could make the hot seat that Coughlin is on even hotter. This loss came as the Jacksonville Jaguars went from a 21-0 deficit all the way to a 25-24 win.
This game in Jacksonville marked the beginning of the end of the Jaguars season as they were 1-10 heading into the game. The Giants got 21 straight points in the second quarter. A ten-minute drive led to a touchdown for Rashad Jennings. He had a second touchdown run later while Eli Manning had a touchdown pass to Preston Parker as well. Josh Scobee did get the Jags on the board with a field goal before the end of the half.
The Jaguars' big comeback truly started in the second half after J.T. Thomas recovered a Giants fumble for a touchdown. A failed field goal attempt by the Giants then led to a touchdown from Blake Bortles to Marquise Lee. The team failed to complete a two-point conversion. The Jags got another fumble as Aaron Colvin recovered a fumble from Larry Donnell and ran it 41 yards back for a touchdown. While the Giants' Josh Brown did get a field goal to give the Giants another lead, Scobee had a 43-yard field goal with 28 records to go to give the Jaguars the lead again.
The Giants did make a last-second attempt to win but Eli Manning was sacked and fumbled the ball; Chris Clemons recovered the fumble to secure the win.
While Manning went 24-34 for 247 yards, he still lost two fumbles. The Giants did try and place a strong effort on defense as Blake Bortles was sacked seven times in the match.
The Giants were -3 favorites to win this game. However, the Jaguars' victory marked the largest comeback win in team history. This could also place Tom Coughlin's job in real jeopardy.