You know what the defintion of "outcoaching" is? Try this:
When the Saints had the wind in the 1st quarter, they imposed their will by throwing the ball as often as they could. They dropped a lot of passes, but the clock stopped. After the 1st drive, the Saints defense adjusted and stopped the Giants offense cold. The Saints got 4 possessions in the 1st quarter, even though they kicked to the Giants to start the game. They even took a time out on defense AFTER 1ST DOWN on the Giants' 4th possession to make sure that Feagles would have to kick into the wind if they could stop the Giants on the next two plays, and force a punt.
Now, the Saints didn't maximize their opportunites, only getting two field goals off those 4 possessions. But the 1st quarter, with the Saints having the wind, lasted over 1 hour.
The Giants, getting the ball back after the 2nd FG early in the 2nd quarter, took 5 plays, got 1 first down, and went nowhere.
The Saints, against the wind, beat the rapidly tiring Giants defense up and down the field on an 18-playdrive that lasted nearly 9-minutes, taking away the nearly the entire opportunity for the Giants to move with wind. The Giants got the ball back, and went nowhere. Eli made a bad throw or two, and when he finally hit Shockey in the hands with one, naturally, Jeremy dropped it. The 2nd quarter lasted just over a half hour.
You know who used to play the wind like this? Parcells. Both Payton and Coughlin are supposed to be Parcells' disciples, but only Payton seems to have learned anything.
This is the story of this team; at home, in a desperate circumstance, with "Tiki's last home game" as an extra motivator", and still outplayed, outcoached, outthought and outfought. And it could be much, much worse: if the Saints weren't dropping ball left and right, and if Brees weren't having so much trouble throwing with a stiff wind in his face or behind him, and it could be 28-7, or 31-7.
The good news, is that this loss, if it transpires, as I believe it will, seals Coughlin's fate for sure.