Great analysis, as usual--how are you going to
keep us entertained and informed in the off-season? Think of
Love your last line, just one sentence in the
UGLY part...but as you started out your list, I'll take being in there 5
times in 11 years (even if we lost twice) than not being a part of the big
stage at all.
Another part of The Good can be that (most
likely) the Giants won't repeat next year, so hopefully we can get in again
against someone else. I think the last team to go back to back in the NFC
was the Cowboys in 93 and 94 (correct me if I'm wrong--didn't check the
list), so those odds are sort of stacked against them.
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Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 1:32
Subject: [patriotzip] The Good, the
Bad and the Ugly (Giants)
- Our D kept us in the game
- It's better to play and
lose than not to be there at all.
In order to win a
championship, you have to catch a couple of breaks. This is one game where
we didn't get any. Pretty much any one of these things go the other way
and we are celebrating today. The football gods were against us yesterday
- Intentional grounding in the EZ leads to a
- Too many men cost us a turnover deep in our own end. 2 plays
later and we are down 9.
- Offsides on Ninkovich costs us a 3rd down
stop and thus, field position.
- 2 fumbles that bounce the wrong way
and we don't recover.
- Somehow, Manning holds onto the ball on an
Anderson sack instead of a fumble.
- 2 amazing catches on the sidelines
by Giants WRs when blanketed in coverage.
- A TD pass to a guy who was
covered by 3 of our guys, and then juggled before securing it.
lucky tipped ball that would have been a big completion to Branch but
instead forces a punt.
- A poor pass to a wide open Wes who drops the
ball. A good pass is a TD and a win. A catch of the bad pass is a 1st
down, chew up the clock and at least a FG. Brady throws a great pass 99
out of 100 times, Welker still makes that catch the same percentage of the
- Next play Brady throws behind Branch. Leading him is a first
down. Branch sits down in the zone coverage and he makes the grab
- A bad bounce on the Hail Mary. Welker is middle, Gronk is right,
Hernandez tips it up but the ball goes left.
- Our biggest matchup
nightmare is clearly hobbled with an ankle injury and Gronk can't be
Gronk, leaving us with 2 O weapons.
- The feeling I
have right now. We needed to make 1 play down the stretch. The O can't get
points and the D can't come up with a play.