Sal was predicting an improbable Giants win on Thursday, or a competitive game at the very least, but even after a lopsided loss on the scoreboard, he came away encouraged with Big Blue’s outlook the rest of the way.
“Even though the Giants didn’t cover the spread, they lost 30-12…to me, even though the result was a blowout in the score, on the field, the Giants played closer to what I expected,” Sal said. “This was a one score game, they were in this game early in the fourth quarter.
“They couldn’t get off the freaking field on a third down - somebody tackle for goodness sake! - and offensively, they had trouble converting on some third downs. But overall, with everything stacked against them, I was actually more impressed with the Giants yesterday and saw more positives in the game even with the score being what it was.”
While Sal still believes in this Giants team, that belief will quickly fade if they are unable to beat the Seahawks in Week 4.
“The Giants are a playoff team,” Sal said. “But if they lose the game at home against Seattle on Monday Night Football, they can’t go to the playoffs.”