Without Nicks AND Bradshaw.
The game was on the NFL Network Replay it still is on, I can't sleep so I was watching it of course.
Let me tell you something, we played poorly on offense, and had some lapses on defense, and we still should have blown them out. The score was much closer than the actual play. That redzone int was on Eli, but I also noticed watching the replay that Pascoe also did a piss poor job of running his route. He practically gives up mid way and makes the cardinal sin of following the ball with his helmet to blatantly signal the defender "ok forget about him". Had Pascoe run his route correctly, Arrington doesn't even get the chance to track the ball.
Also, Wilfork seemed to cause no problems. The only issue was free blitzers off the edge.
And I hear some analysts say that the 07 Pats team is different than this one, and their two te set will negate our pass rush. Well, with a healthy Gronks and Hernadez in week 9 staying in to help with the blocking, our pass rush was still severely messing up Brady's rhythm.
Ross muffed a punt, D.Thomas almost muffed a kick return. Dropped passes, Cruz was double teamed and still made an impact...
I'm telling you, I was very confident before, after seeing this replay, I am like at cloud 9. Eli had an avg game for him and seriously we still should have destroyed them. At one point we should have led 17-0...
With Nicks and Bradshaw along with Prince, Baas, and Hynoski...I honestly have a very hard time seeing how NE even keeps it close. Not being a homer at all on this, just going by what I see from these two teams playing week 9 IN NE.
MM was also banged up too. Just saying, if anyone is having trouble waiting for the game, rewatch the week 9 matchup.
Giants can't start slow that'll be the only way NE can stick around. We start fast, it's going to be extremely difficult for NE. ANd like I said in another thread I started, NE can try different defensive looks, but you CANNOT scheme to stop double routes unless your willing to concede coverages on wr's, and you do that against us we're scoring real fast.
So stoked for this game. Cannot wait AT ALL.