Sunday, January 13, 2008
Wow! The Giants Win Again!
Everyone predicted that Tampa Bay was going to beat the Giants. Everyone was wrong.
Most everyone predicted that the Cowboys would beat the Giants. Most everyone was wrong.
The Packers are a formidable foe next week. Giants fans want to win----but every Giants fan is proud of their time right now.
Eli Manning is playing like the #1 draft pick that he was. All the reasons the Giants drafted him are showing up.
Their defense is odd. Their secondary is made up of some rookies and scrubs and one or two hot dog vendors. They've been hit with injuries. As a result the Giants front line simply attacks the quarterback. They led the league in sacks and they pound the quarterback into the ground time after time. It's sweet. They beat the Dallas Cowboys. In Dallas. For a Giants fan, nothing is better than this...
On to other games....I was furious two weeks ago when I said that the Colts laid down like dogs against the Titans. Strong language, to be sure. My problem is that I really like the Colts (my number 2 team) and I felt that they were making a huge mistake. Injuries can happen when you play full tilt; but sluggishness can happen when you don't. Football is such a game of momentum, timing, and touch that backing off is not a good idea. Two years ago I thought that the Colts would have learned this lesson. They looked flat today and their defense never looked sharp. They dropped key passes and made silly little mistakes. The Chargers aren't as good as the Colts and they have defeated them twice this year. It is a stinging loss.
As for yesterday, no surprises. Seattle played like they didn't want to play in the snow and the Jags put up a valiant effort, but, wow, the Patriots are good. Really good. I can't imagine them losing.