Re: So sick of hearing that the Giants will win SB
posted at 1/26/2012 6:50 PM EST
In Response to Re: So sick of hearing that the Giants will win SB
[QUOTE]NY squeezed by SF due to turnovers, NE beat Baltimore despite turnovers. I think GB, NO, SF or Detroit would have been a tougher match up for the Patriots than the Giants.
Posted by Angel-of-Light[/QUOTE]
Being a 49er fan, Patriots too, I agree with you.
I can't believe that any true football Giant fan, despite being biased, wouldn't have said "Whew, we were lucky to beat SF" !!!
With first 21 years in Maine and last 45 in SF, I am a Boston teams fan first & SF teams fan 2nd. I would have been in a bit of a quandary watching SF vs Patriots but as a long time Sox fan, Yankee hater, the coming game between Boston & NY(Jets and Patriots too is a good rivalry) and I'm desperate for Patriots to get revenge for themselves losing an undefeated season after 16 wins in Super Bowl a few years back and also get revenge for the 49ers.
The Patriots need not concern themselves with the run but must blitz often to presssure Manning. He does not liked to be sacked so rather will toss the ball up for grabs. Read below:
While waiting until 12:30 am PCT to watch the Nadal-Federer tennis match, I saw NFL playoff game at 10:00 pm. It was a re:broadcast of the Giants-49ers game. AM I A MASOCHIST….YES I watched it !!! I know I’m prejudiced but it reconfirmed my opinion that the 49ers outplayed the Giants. San Francisco’s defense brutalized Eli Manning , hitting him 21 times and sacking him six times. It was a marvelous defensive effort that should’ve combined with two big plays from tight end Vernon Davis to put San Francisco back in the Super Bowl. Believe me, the better team did not win. The Giants were lucky !!! With the score tied with about 2 minutes to go there was an uncalled fumble by Giants’ Ahmad Bradshaw as he was artfully stripped of the ball while still upright. The officials declined to review the play and refused to let coach Jim Harbaugh challenge the call because a forward progress judgment cannot be overturned by replay.
SF would have had the ball on the NY 20 yard line and could have milked the clock to score a TD or kick a field goal and even if there was time left, NY would have used all its timeouts.
But prior to this, a near interception knocked out a 49ers by his own team mate. Either player could have had the ball but they didn’t see each other. SF was so good they had 2 defenders on a Giant receiver. Alas, just one would have intercepted. This also happened on another play when 2 SF players bumped each other preventing an interception. Uncanny that the 49ers led the NFL in turnover ratio and their special teams did not give up the ball once in any of their 17 other games and the bad luck that SF needed to use a Kyle Williams because of a knee injury to our premier return man, Ted Ginn. And on the first turnover to have the ball take a bounce that nicks his knee by 1/2 inch. On this turnover, the Giants got a TD and on the other turnover in OT they got a field goal…these were the only points they scored in 2nd half accentuating the fact that 49er defense was terrific. And, they were given the ball on SF’s 20 yard line both times !!! Was there skill in the fluke bounce hitting his knee...give me a break !!!