First off I’d like to say it feels so good to have another win in the playoffs. The Giants made it look pretty easy even though the referees were clearly paid by the Packers. Why do I think that?
1- How was that not a fumble? Are you kidding me? Everyone and their mother saw it was a fumble! It wouldn’t have been that big of a deal but the Packers went on to score on this drive which narrowed the slim lead the Giants had at the time.
2- Roughing the passer? C’mon! Not a chance. Osi hit Aaron shoulder to shoulder the second Aaron let go of the ball. No helmets touched anything. Osi even let up a little. Yea Rodgers got knocked down pretty hard, but c’mon…Osi coulda killed him. And this was on a very important down which gave the packers a new wind.
3- The referees were said to be seen wearing cheese heads with Mike McCarthy in a local bar…..You do the math!
I guess it doesn’t matter because the Giants still whipped some Packer ass! Suck refs!
The number one sport in America is the NFL. The number two sport is hating on Eli Manning. It’s true. Well, at the very least, everyone likes to indulge in the hate from time to time. But even the his staunchest critics have to give the man his due. In the 2010 season Eli Manning threw for 4,933 yards. That would be fourth in the league. The three guys ahead of him; they placed first, second and fifth on the all-time single season list.
Need more evidence? Eli’s numbers came playing outdoors, in that crazy stadium’s wind, with no running game to speak of. It’s time, you gotta give Eli his credit. Everyone wants to heap praise on his receivers, who no doubt are good, but take a look at the Giants’ leading receivers over the past three years.
2009 - Steve Smith (1220 yds, 7 tds)
2010 - Hakeem Nicks (1052 yds, 11 tds)
2011 - Hakeem Nicks (1116 yds, 6 tds)
2011 - Victor Cruz (1358 yds, 8 tds)
New faces from year to year but they still pile up the yards. That HAS to speak to Eli’s play at least a little.
See, we don’t always verbally abuse Eli.
They didn’t make the pro bowl?
There are a few players that didn’t make the pro bowl, that I do not agree with, but I am only going to talk about two of them.
The first is New Orleans Saints Rb/wr/kr/pr Darren Sproles. Now as a running back alone he wasn’t that impressive with 563 yards and two td’s although he did average 7 yards a carry. As a receiver he had 681 yards on 81 receptions. 81 receptions! He also had 6 tds. Now he also had 2969 all purpose yards which is an NFL record! He might not be good enough to be a rb for the pro bowl, at least a return man.
Next is Victor Cruz of the New York Giants. 3rd in the league in reception yards and only 33 yards behind Wes Welker. He had 1536 yards and 9 td’s (same as Welker). He had 25 receptions over 20 yards and 9 over 40. These numbers are outrageous. Second best in the NFC I think, and absolutely better then Greg Jennings. Not to mention he lead his team to the play offs.