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Newark Star-Ledger reporter Mike Garafolo has a strong theory on why the Skins-Giants game was so awful last night:
I was thinking along the same lines as many people after last night’s game: what a sloppy second half that needs to be cleaned up.
But when I got home and really cooled down for the first time after running around pretty much all day, I had another thought: It was way too freakin’ hot yesterday. And I can only imagine how those guys felt, playing their first full game at regular-season speed in that kind of weather. So if I seemed to have been a bit critical of what was a division win at home to start the season (never a bad thing), I take some of that back after looking at that second half with a slightly different perspective. As I see it now, both sides were simply gassed and just trying to survive.