The Texans’ defense keeps showing weaknesses, understandable in most instances, not so much in others (that is, they’re very beaten up but should be better than this).
I texted another Giants player for their thoughts too on what I heard minutes before. Has McAdoo lost the team? A second anonymous Giants player replied, “Yea I think so.” That same player also texted, “Guys are giving up on the season and nothing’s being done. Guys just don’t care anymore.”
During Monday’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on ESPN Radio, host Mike Greenberg noted that “quit” is the dirtiest word one can apply to a professional athlete. His partner Mike Golic agreed, then warned that the next Giants coach/GM will review game tape and decide who needs to be shipped out of New York.
ESPN’s Dan Graziano noted that New York general manager Jerry Reese shows no accountability and that the team’s problems go beyond aging quarterback Eli Manning.
The Chiefs’ bye week provides an opportunity to discuss, again, how the last undefeated team doesn’t always make noise in the playoffs. Since starting 5-0, the Chiefs have lost three of four and have fallen behind the Steelers and Patriots in the AFC standings. Remember, the last team to lose last season, the Vikings, started 5-0 and then missed the playoffs.
Meanwhile, a team that started 0-2, the Saints, have won six straight since, are in first place in their division and are in position to follow two recent teams (2015 Seahawks, 2014 Colts) in overcoming those starts to reach the postseason. And the Saints are not on a bye this week — they get a tough road matchup in Buffalo against a Bills team that got a harsh wake-up call from the Jets last Thursday.