EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- There are some games that a player never forgets.
How can anyone forget the Meadowlands Meltdown? The Giants had a 31-10 lead with less than eight minutes to play, and they not only lost the game, they managed to do it in regulation, squandering a chance to take over first place in the NFC East and ultimately costing themselves a playoff berth.
The last play is just so memorable.
"I think it sticks in everybody's guts," said Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka, who was sidelined with a neck injury. "It's something you never want to lose a game in that fashion. You never want to be a part of, be on the wrong side of a game like that, so it's something that everybody is going to remember here. As far as this week, it's all about this new season and getting a win for this year."
"If you're a smart player, and a professional, you deal with what you have to deal with in the offseason," he added. "I know you heard a lot about it because I heard a lot about it in the offseason. You prepare yourself for the season, to face those guys. This is our third game and this one we're prepared for."
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