one thing i've noticed about the 9ers, not only are their players extremely emotional, their head coach is as well.
playing with emotion can be a good thing when kept in check, like how the giants feed off emotion but dont lose their cool. but when ur head coach is dropping things, falling over himself, screaming and making hand gestures...it costs them.
remember at the end of the game when the 9ers played the saints and harbaugh was so emotional he nearly didnt get to call the time out before the final play?
or how davis was crying? not only will they be very emotional, they will have a sort of hang over lull from last week.
thats why eli should get a lot more credit than he does. he keeps his keel even no matter the situation. even coughlin this run, he hasnt done his "turn red and start spitting when he screams" spiel. i cant think of another coach who would have been able to keep his cool when that jennings fumble ref bs happened but he did.
the giants will be calculated and focused, while the 9ers will be emotional and all over the place. and that almost always results in a critical error.
also, on a side note, whitner sucks ball sack in coverage and im guaranteeing eli attacks his zones on the field.
game will be close the first quarter and a half, then before the 2 min drill at the end of the half, giants go up by two scores.
gb at home, even if they were "rusty" is still 10x more difficult to beat in lambau then beating the 9ers in san frannie.
great run for the 9ers, but the cinderella story strikes midnight early in 49er land.
also, eli is prob the best big game qb in the league. smith has done well, but he wont be able to match what eli gets done on offense.