The Giants have no intentions of playing with fire and fighting for their playoff lives again at the end of this season.
They have decided that the time to burn down the division is now.
Especially before RG3 figures it all out.
“I think Coach put it to us in some good terms today that this is a big game for us,” Victor Cruz said, “and we need to win and put some space between us and the rest of the division. So I think as a team we understand that.”
Coach, of course, is Tom Coughlin.
“This is the most important game we’ve played all year long this Monday night,” Coughlin said.
Justin Tuck was asked why Monday night is more important to the 7-4 Giants than it is to the 5-6 Redskins, who are tied with the 5-6 Cowboys.
“It gives [the Giants] a three-game lead in this division. ... It kinda starts the Fat Lady to singing a little bit as far as this division is concerned, being up three with four games to go, that’s ideal, I guess, in this situation,” Tuck said. “I think it’s important for us because I play with the Giants, I don’t necessarily care what’s important for them, so I can’t even comprehend why it would be more important for them.”