Jan 15, 2012

Giants Beat the Packers In Green Bay Once Again: Advance to NFC Championship Game

Today It's all about the football New York Giants. Another upset to another team that was suppose to be so good. The Giants continue to roll & beat whoever gets in their way, especially when it counts.

The Giants went North to Green Bay a place that has become very comfortable for them to play in, winning their second playoff game there in four years.

The defense removed Aaron Rogers silly imaginary belt & sacked him four times while taking the ball away another four times. 

There were Fumble recoveries by Antrel Rolle,  Deon Grant (who also had a late 4th Quarter intercetion) when he recovered the ball after Osi Umenyiora swatted it away from Rodgers, and then Chase Blackburns 4th Quarter recovery after after Kenny Phillips yanked it away from  Ryan Grant. That led to a Mario Manningham TD.

Now maybe everyone realizes how good Eli Manning is & that he is one of the NFL's elite quaterbacks. He completed 21 of 33 passes with three touch downs & his personal playoff best 330 yards. Also Eli was good enough to convert eight of sixteen trys (50%) on third down.

Hakeem Nicks made seven receptions for 165 yards, two touch downs including a 37 yard Hail Mary catch that will go down as one of the greatest in team history. Lawrence Tynes may have missed a field goal but he did get three others though the goal post.

The Packers, just like each team in the last month also tried to convert against the Giants defense in desperation on fourth down. As usual they were stopped, this time on a sack by Michael Boley.

As coach Coughlin always says, special teams are so important; so lets not forget the two on side kick recoveries for the Giants special teams.One by Victor Cruz who may not have had a touch down but did make a big fourth quarter third down catch as well (5 receptons for 74 yards).

It took a while for the running game to get going but in the end Ahmad Bradshaw put up 63 yards including a big fourth quarter run which led to Brandon Jacobs TD run.

Giant fans sit back, bask in the glory of victory for another week & get ready for the NFC Championship game next week!!!!!

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