Okay you guy are right. Scott Norwood missed his field goal because the Giants ST unit was so talented. Your backup reciever made a freak catch against his helmet out of pure talent. Where is he now again? Eli Manning threw that Hail Mary before the half in Green Bay because the play was drawn up that way. Kyle Williams decided to botch multiple returns because the Giants were so good that they made him. The Giants play poorly every year and then sneak into the playoffs at the last minute because you are always the best team. You guys were not a fluke last year and were the best team in the NFL hands down which explains why the Giants are sitting on the couch this year while EVERY SINGLE TEAM they beat last year is in the playoffs laughing.
And no one is laughing at your "Dream Team"????
Originally Posted by GreenGuy
No, they're too busy laughing at the Jets.
Originally Posted by TCHOF
To even to be able to be in a position like that was because of Belichick's game plan devised to limit the high powered bills offense by conceding the run. I believe that game plan is in the hall of fame. The nature of the NFL is the strength of individual athleticism and the vast parity that exists. To have confidence in your abilities and never give up is a major factor for any team. Your so called analysis shows how limited your view of the sport is. Situational awareness and mental toughness were huge factors for all the Giants Lombardi's, even in 86 when they were losing at the half.
Originally Posted by GreenGuy
Eli manning drove down the field on one of the greatest teams in history in the biggest stage in the world - and succeeded. There are multiple levels of athleticism just on "the catch" besides the actual throw and escape. That drive could have easily stalled, but it didn't. The team performed in the moment. If you think that drive is lucky, use manning to manningham as an example of well executed football skill. As well as the fact that the Defensive line got after Brady all game. How is that lucky? How is sacking, rushing and hitting the quarterback and limiting one of the greatest qb/wr combos lucky? That is skill players playing to their ability.
Your viewpoint of the giants sneaking in shows how incapable you are actually seeing the difficulty of all the giants road wins and all of eli mannings triumphs in do or die situational football downs and the overall team's road warrior mentality, and for that matter any wildcard lower seeded team. Eli holds some of the greatest QB playoff records to date. It's easy to criticize when it isn't your team, and ignorant to ignore the history of the accomplishment. Once again, strategy and athleticism are part of this sport. How is this hard to understand? Eli took devastating hits in that 49er game and never turned it over. You think its easy? Do you not think the 49ers are a great team that anyone can just roll over? Do you think its easy to beat the Packers twice in frigid temperatures in Lambeau? Its very difficult. This isn't Madden on Sega Genesis, this **** is hard.
I understand the jealousy, that is natural, but all the rivals really should step back and think about what the Giants actually did for the sport with their wins. Notwithstanding, giving other teams a template and mantra of "well the giants did it, so can we," but the sheer fact that they twice defeated the already crowned Patriots - denying them their perfect season and a title of dynasty. Have it your way, but having to hear about every year how the Patriots are the greatest team ever and a pure dynasty would have been less then desirable. Everyone loves a good underdog story.
So maybe you should concentrate on analyzing your own teams ability to succeed and less trying to tear apart our hard fought and well earned championships - winning isn't easy in such a competitive sport.
I'm not only a diehard fan of the Giants, I'm also a diehard fan of the game of football.
And finally, how are well coached, thought-out and designed game plans lucky?