Originally Posted by Brooklyn Nick
So the idea that the Giants played some unreal game that they wont be able to match is ridiculous.
They can certainly execute better defensively, they can certainly run the ball better then they did, there are several things the Giants can do better
If you guys think the Giants played the game of their life that day then you havent watched them very often. Eli had one of his better games in a while, but it was also one of the best weather games he had played in a while. As a whole the Giants can play a lot better then they did in week 17
To me the biggest Advantage for the Giants in that game, which may be
hard to repeat, is the performance of Eli.
The Int he made came late but the first half he played very well with
a QB rating of 141.
Eli's preformamce, a kickoff return for TD by Giants and THREE
red zone trips by PATs in first half with no TD made this game close.
That is where the Giants kept this game close. The first half.
Also remember the Giants D had a big advantage in this game.
They knew Brady and Moss were going to try and break records with TDs.
When you know something like that, it gives you an edge.
Can Giants run game do better? Maybe ... if PATs decide to put more into
stopping Eli. But then Eli won't do as well. But I doubt Bradshaw will be
the reason the run game does better.
Eli did most of his damage on 1st and 2nd dns when PATs were playing run.
PATs may do something a little different this time.
The question is can Giants Offense/ST improve in some area without
dropping off in another area. I really doubt that.
Can Giants Defense do better. Maybe. But this time they won't have the
edge of knowing what PATs will be trying to do. Also PATs Oline will be
intact and Maroney is running really well. I think Giants Defense will be hard
pressed to do better than last time.
Giants Game Plan last time .. was very good. It is the only chance they
really have. If they change it and decide to run more for example
..... it will be a big mistake .. IMO.
If PATs are up 10 points or more at the half ... game is over. IMO