Last Updated: 9:04 AM, January 12, 2012
Posted: 1:21 AM, January 12, 2012
Why is 800lb gorilla in the room being ignored by the national sports media??? The Giants went into Lambeau Field and beat the 15 and 1 Packers. It was a deserved win, but they definitely caught the Packers on a down slide. Aaron Rodgers didn't play at ALL in their final game. Flynn their back up QB had a PHENOMENAL game and sucked all the air out of the room. They went into their bi-week like all the other top seeds and the week before the game Coach Philbin's son goes missing. Next, they learn the tragic news that he's been found dead.
Now, I don't know about you, but any death in my family or circle of friends affects me. I don't care what Coach McCarthy said during that press conference IT AFFECTED the team. It obviously affected him, so his denial was meaningless. Even if it was just say 10% it affected them where they needed to be at 100% to beat the Giants. Don't believe, look at all the dropped passes by the Packer receivers. It had nothing to do with the Giants making great defensive plays.
The Packer's lost FOCUS. Add on top of that the rust from the bi and Rodgers not playing in the last game, this tragedy and... you have the once most FEARED team in the NFL getting beat by an OPPORTUNISTIC New York Giants. (I put the New York in there just in case Vice-President Biden reads this.)
The east coast sports media, New York Giant fans and the New York Giants are going to learn the hard way that the San Francisco Forty Niners aren't some poor schmoes that lucked themselves into the number 2 seed. They had a huge confidence boosting game against a very deadly New Orlean Saints and they are hungry, focused and ready to take out any team that gets in their way of the prize... and that's getting to and winning the Super Bowl.