It has been a tough year for the New York Giants. At 5-8, they are going to miss the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
The Giants have had a couple of terrible games where they weren’t competitive, including last week’s 37-14 defeat at the hands of the San Diego. The Giants’ veterans, including defensive end Justin Tuck, know that could happen again if they don’t come to play Sunday when they host perhaps the leagues best team in the 11-2 Seattle Seahawks.
“The last thing you want to be is embarrassed,” Tuck told ESPN’s Dan Graziano after practice Wednesday. “And this is a team that, if you’re not ready to play, they will embarrass you … and then laugh at you about it.”
Their head coach also knows how tough it is going to be.
“You have to be physically prepared to go against a very good and physical team, a team that’s a little bit unusual,” Coughlin said. “They don’t turn the ball over. They do things the right way. They lead the league or are second in the league in takeaways. Therefore, you can’t make a mistake, as we’ve learned the hard way over and over.”
The Seahawks and Giants will kickoff at 1:00 pm EST Sunday.