Jan 21, 2008 2
First of all, mad props to the San Diego Chargers for hanging tough with the Patriots on Sunday. If the Pats aren’t blowing a team out, they’re playing just well enough to win, and the latter was definitely the case on Sunday. I don’t know about you, but I feel the Patriots won that game because of their defense, not because of “Tom Terrific.” If anything, Brady was “Tom Lethargic” yesterday. If the Chargers had a healthy LT, Gates, and also Rivers, they might have won that game. But it matters little; the Pats dodged a bullet.
Take that notion and how the Giants gave the Pats all they could handle less than a month ago, and I believe the Giants have a puncher’s chance in the Super Bowl.
You really have to tip your cap to the G-Men and their coaching staff. They have played incredibly impressive football. Offense, defense, special teams, forcing turnovers, limiting mistakes; you name it, they’ve done it well. Football is the ultimate team sport, and the Giants have played very well as a team – and that’s why they’re still playing.
That’s an important point because, to beat the Pats, they’ll have to play a [...]