I know one of the O linemen on that team. he told me the first time Kerry Collins got hit his eyes were as big as saucers in the huddle, and they knew they were in trouble.
Now KC was a tough guy and I loved him as a Giant, but he did get rattled sometimes.
To me ..the notion that we were ill prepared is misguided. They were just better than us. No amount of preparation was going to change that. It wasn't that they were faster and more skilled. It was that they were bigger and stronger.
That game was definitely winnable. Dilfer was their QB for crying out loud.
Fassel **** the bed on his game plan and preparation.