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running girl
01-26-2012, 10:35 PM
Blocking. In the Giants' victory over the 49ers, Manning was sacked six times, hurried 11 times and knocked down 19 times in 64 dropbacks. Giants coach Tom Coughlin has done a great job of patching the offensive line, and you knew there were going to have problems against the 49ers' tough front seven. Manning wasn't sacked in the first Patriots game but he was hit eight times. The Giants will have to control <FONT color=#225fb2>Mark Anderson</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/9745/mark-anderson), who is the Patriots' top remaining pass-rushing defensive end. He had 10 sacks during the regular season. They will have problems handling Wilfork, whom the Ravens couldn't control. To have success, the Giants might have to pound big running back <FONT color=#225fb2>Brandon Jacobs</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8524/brandon-jacobs) into the line to wear down the Patriots, who run a 4-3.

DragonSoul
01-26-2012, 10:39 PM
First it would have been run blocking, but now it is pass blocking along with run blocking.

On the defense, just rattle Brady. He is mortal once that happens.

JJC7301
01-26-2012, 10:45 PM
BB, and whatever special surprises he may dial up for us.

And I don't believe that BJ will be our RB that will do damage. It will be AB. And if AB can't get the ball moving at all, then our run game is in trouble because I don't have any faith in BJ getting the job done over an entire game. He may have his moments, but he's no longer a starting RB -- at least not with this O-line's run game ability.

ELIteManning
01-26-2012, 11:01 PM
My keys to the game:

1.) Oline trench war - Have to protect eli. We were fortunate to survive in San Fran...can't take that chance again. Pass protection is more key to me than the run blocking. Eli should have no issue picking the secondary apart with adequate time/space. Running just needs to be sufficient enough to create balance and help move the chains.

2.) Disrupting Brady - Need to throw his timing off like we did earlier this year. We got Brady extremely frustrated and he loses accuracy and forces ball when he gets that way. Sacks are nice but not necessary in my opinion. More importantly just need to disrupt him. He will be forced to work the middle of the field again.

3.) Turnovers - As always we must protect the ball. Patriots make you pay when you turn the ball over. We can't afford to give them any help. Hopefully with the disruptions on Brady we will be able to grab a pick or two for ourselves.

NYBlue10
01-26-2012, 11:12 PM
I would have to say Wes Welker is a mismatch, he's too quick for Aaron Ross to cover. Welker will have a big day.

Not too concerned about pass blocking, NE front 7 is hardly 49ers front 7, and I doubt the Giants will pass the ball over 50 times again.

Can't give up any big plays to Brady, those are just emotional daggers in big games.

Can't get into a shoot-out with Brady, time of possession is very crucial. Patriots scored over 30 points in 12 out of 16 regular season games, that's scary.

NO MISTAKES, we've seen how it destroys a team first-hand.

Gmenfan87
01-26-2012, 11:18 PM
Wilfork was a beast. How do we contain that guy? That is key for the O-line. I think we will be able to run against the Pats. I expect BJ and AB to go over 100+ combined. Eli needs to have a big game and should by all accounts.

If our D-line gets pressure on Brady I don't think this will be close. But that is not a given. SF 0-lin isn't the best and they pretty much held us in check. Pats are going to have to play much better than they did against the Ravens to have a chance.

miked1958
01-26-2012, 11:19 PM
Blocking. In the Giants' victory over the 49ers, Manning was sacked six times, hurried 11 times and knocked down 19 times in 64 dropbacks. Giants coach Tom Coughlin has done a great job of patching the offensive line, and you knew there were going to have problems against the 49ers' tough front seven. Manning wasn't sacked in the first Patriots game but he was hit eight times. The Giants will have to control <FONT color=#225fb2>Mark Anderson</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/9745/mark-anderson), who is the Patriots' top remaining pass-rushing defensive end. He had 10 sacks during the regular season. They will* have problems handling Wilfork, whom the Ravens couldn't control. To have success, the Giants might have to pound big running back <FONT color=#225fb2>Brandon Jacobs</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8524/brandon-jacobs) into the line to wear down the Patriots, who run a 4-3.
I am going to say Nicks shoulder.
I hope he is able to Be at 100%

guardplay320
01-26-2012, 11:19 PM
Brady via Welker and Hernandez in particular. I have confidence that our offense will put up big numbers.

GiantsFan27
01-26-2012, 11:20 PM
2 words. Vince Wilfork.

NYG4ME
01-26-2012, 11:21 PM
Its getting to Tom Brady... If we get to brady I think we "Cruz"

BillTheGreek
01-26-2012, 11:24 PM
I would say 1 - 2 - 3
# 1 Better Pass Protection / Proctec : Eli
# 2 Better Long Snaps
# 3 Better Ball Running

JMFP2
01-26-2012, 11:30 PM
The biggest concern I have is Brady getting hot.</P>


More than anything, the Giants have to get him moving around. Brady is deadly from the pocket, but on the run, he's not Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees. So pushing the middle is going to be huge. Canty/Bernard/Joseph could be the unsung heroes of this SB.</P>


On offense, the Giants have to smoke the Patriots secondary. I think the Giants defense will slow Brady down, but not enough to win without alot more points than they scored v. 49ers. I think the Giants will need to score 30+ points, and most of that is going to be in the air.</P>


Jacobs has to have a good game, too....the Giants have to get those 3rd and short conversions.</P>

Desepx
01-26-2012, 11:31 PM
2 words

LOST MOMENTUM

nyknstill!
01-27-2012, 12:54 AM
1. Ball Security

2. Momentum

3. Pass Rush

4. Mind set

calzonesays
01-27-2012, 12:56 AM
http://media.nj.com/giants_impact/photo/david-baas-giantsjpg-3574af57295e2f82.jpg

this guy.

Bohemian
01-27-2012, 03:40 AM
On offense: I am hoping for the Oline to be complete on their game and open holes for our runners. They have been great at protecting Eli most of the season, and should be able to do the same against a team with such a weak secondary.

On defense: Contain their TEs, and don't give Brady time to look around the field. Their offense is very one-dimensional, but Green-Ellis can't be taken for granted either, that guy can bust out meaningful runs at times.

On Special Teams: The punting game has to be a big part of the equation, as Brady should not be allowed to play on a short field.

Overall: This is much improved Giants team when comparing it to the 97' team, and the Patriots are definitely not the team they were during that 18-1 season... as that team was ridiculously loaded. If our secondary plays as well as they did against San Francisco, then the Pats are in for a long evening.

Go Blue!

davecrazy
01-27-2012, 06:03 AM
overconfidence.

egyptian420
01-27-2012, 06:22 AM
http://media.nj.com/giants_impact/photo/david-baas-giantsjpg-3574af57295e2f82.jpg

this guy.

+1

miked1958
01-27-2012, 05:50 PM
Blocking. In the Giants' victory over the 49ers, Manning was sacked six times, hurried 11 times and knocked down 19 times in 64 dropbacks. Giants coach Tom Coughlin has done a great job of patching the offensive line, and you knew there were going to have problems against the 49ers' tough front seven. Manning wasn't sacked in the first Patriots game but he was hit eight times. The Giants will have to control <FONT color=#225fb2>Mark Anderson</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/9745/mark-anderson), who is the Patriots' top remaining pass-rushing defensive end. He had 10 sacks during the regular season. They will* have problems handling Wilfork, whom the Ravens couldn't control. To have success, the Giants might have to pound big running back <FONT color=#225fb2>Brandon Jacobs</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8524/brandon-jacobs) into the line to wear down the Patriots, who run a 4-3.This person made to exact same posts?

JMFP2
01-27-2012, 05:56 PM
overconfidence.</P>


x 10</P>

ShockeyShow
01-27-2012, 05:57 PM
http://media.nj.com/giants_impact/photo/david-baas-giantsjpg-3574af57295e2f82.jpg

this guy.


lol....thats a funny pic


Gronk and Hernadez for sure, but they are going to throw some deep ones against us and run more than we think. As long as the D-Line gets in the backfield and force Brady out of the pocket like Rodgers, we'll be fine

Dirt66
01-27-2012, 06:53 PM
Not playing this Sunday......