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  1. maverick4

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    The Giants have a dynamic duo at running back, and our weakest area is run defense, especially if directed at our aged inside linebackers and strong safety. This could be a major problem during the SB if we don't jump out to an early lead and force the Giants to pass to catch up.

    Strahan and Osi are beasts, and their pass rush is maybe the best in the entire league (while also being stout against the run)

    Additionally, I have long thought Eli Manning is a pretty clutch performer, even in his second year he would have a clunker of a game but then in the 4th quarter turn it up and lead his team to victory.

    To be honest, I am more scared of the Giants than I was of the Packers. Let's not forget, the G-Men led the Pats by 12 points deep in the 3rd quarter just a month ago.
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    Re: NY Giants' Running Game Terrifies Me

    Let's not forget that the Patriots were missing some guys aswell that affected the offensive packages.

    Still, the Gaints are playing very very well. Imagine if they still had runningback Derrick Ward playing. That running game game would be deadly.

    I've said it before, but this has all the makings of another game like superbowl 38. I think we're in for a wild one.
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    Re: NY Giants' Running Game Terrifies Me

    I was hoping for the Packers, but that's because they're secondary is suspect.
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    Re: NY Giants' Running Game Terrifies Me

    I'd much prefer the NYG to the Packers, the Giants will have their moments but if we play well on offense they can't outscore us with a strong running game like the Packers maybe could have with a hot passing day.
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    Re: NY Giants' Running Game Terrifies Me

    We did not have 2 starting OL, and were missing our blocking TE. Aslo, they were geeked up for a game to knock us off from ranks of unbeaten. Despite all of that we won.

    Relax. This is Brady time. Manning will be eaten up by the media focus. Its one thing to play in CG games, but SB is another level.

    2 weeks for BB to prepare also.

    31-17 Pats
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    Re: NY Giants' Running Game Terrifies Me

    Our rush defense is actually quite good.

    I think we should be able to take advantage of mismatches in their secondary.
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    Re: NY Giants' Running Game Terrifies Me

    Uh... come again? Al Harris and Charles Woodson versus Sam Madison/Aaron Ross and Corey Webster?

    Does not compute.
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    Re: NY Giants' Running Game Terrifies Me

    :confused: They are overrated, got lit today but they do play press with Harris and Woodson. That would be same as Chargers played us.

    Vs. Giants I think we we destroy them as long as our OL is able to pass protect well. Giants secondary is more of a liability

    Key will be establishing the run early and then play action.
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    I don't get how you can say our run D is our biggest weakness, we've done a great job lately at shutting down some great power running teams, the Giants being one of them.

    When we faced the Giants in week 17 we held Jacobs to 67 yards, and the Giants had 79 rushing yards total, 13 of those going to Manning.
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    I should start off by saying I like the Giants. They are my NFC team purely out of convenience since we get all their games. But honestly, I think this rematch is going to be a lot easier than Week 17.
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    To be honest, you're just ascared. As usual. But that's OK, we're used to it. Lots of scardy cats here these days, must be what crashes the board...
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    Actually for a 260-pound back, Jacobs isn't as tough a runner as I thought. Bradshaw is a lot more decisive and can be a key player in the game.
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    This game is going to be a laugher. Seriously. The Gmen pleyed us tough last time, but they were loose and had nothing to lose, were playing at home, and we were playing without a couple key offensive linemen. I mean, honestly, from a pure talent standpoint the Giants do not impress me at all. They do not have what the Chargers had today in Cromartie, Merriman, Phillips, Castillo, and Williams. They do not have anyone on offense that can take over a game. Sure, Plexico and Jacobs are good, but we have faced plenty of better offenses. I am not worried at all. The Giants defense will be so tired by the 2nd half covering our 5 wide sets that it won't even be a game. The Pats will roll these guys.
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    Re: NY Giants' Running Game Terrifies Me

    the jags have a dynamic duo at running back, and our defense actually handled them remarkably well.
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    dynamic duo? pfft. they are good but not anywhere near dynamic. they have a 190 pound RB who runs tougher than a 260 pound starter :\

    if we shut down Chargers run and Jacksonville..the only worry is Plaxico and then the pass rush. thats it
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    Oh yeah, the Giants running backs. Well Jacksonville lead the league in rushing and they got less than 70 yards the entire game. Pats wont take the Giants lightly as they did last time.
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    Manning has felt no pressure since week 17. That is likely to change with the Superbowl where people will start saying Giants have a great chance. In week 17 Giants were shut down midway through 3rd qtr.. one would think that would help in a rematch so soon.
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    Keep in mind Mike Martz was preparing that team vs. BB then and now for the Pats.
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    Well, I tell you what, you give me Coach Belichick, and two weeks to prepare for an opponent he has already beaten this season, and I like our chances, BIG TIME, NYG pass rush or no pass rush. Yes, I do believe the Giants could make a decent game of this. Yes, they could win it, that is why they play the game. But, on the other hand, it also has the realistic possibility of it being a runaway freight train in favor of the Pats.



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    It's all about the second go round. Belichick is the master of breaking down film. And this time he actually doesn't have to guess how we match up against them,he knows because the film is 3 weeks old.

    Since 2002 they've lost to the same team twice only twice. Denver 05 and the Colts 06. That statistic doesn't bode well for NY{although we already beat them once.} It just tells me our team is much better prepared by the coaches the second go round. I'm sure BB came away from that game thinking if they could do that game over he would of done this or that differently. Not to mention the game was in NY, where as it will be played on a neutral field this time. Imo the NY Giants can't play any better than they did the last game. I'm pretty sure we can.

    And one of the biggest factors imo is the fact that Stephen Neal is healthy and playing. He's a cog and I believe our offensive line took a hit in his absence. It's no coincidence sacks are fewer and fewer since being reinstalled in the lineup. Our offensive line will handle their Defensive line. No worries there.

    And about stopping the run? Are you kidding me? Jacksonville the #2 running game in the league held in check. Turner and Sproles? Check.
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    Last week it was supposed to be the Packers that would be the toughest matchup for the Pats because of their running game and skilled cornerbacks. The defense has been good against the run two weeks in a row and the red zone play is peaking at the right time.

    Do you expect the Giants secondary to give Brady as many problems as the Chargers just did? The defense is playing better than it did in December, the running game has picked up tremendously, and I find it unlikely that Brady will have a repeat of today's performance. At least save the panic for next week.
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    Stop the run, and take away Plaxico. Those are they keys. Toomer and others have concrete hands

    Giants led the league in dropped passes.

    Yes they are on a roll, but Pats will have Kaczur, Neal, and K. Brady back who we did not have in wk 17, yet still lit them for what 35 ?
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    What a crock. Do you even watch football?
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    ????????? When is the last time I ever over-reacted or had a hyper-sensitive reaction like a bandwagon fan?

    I think you should check your facts and realize I haven't done that very often. You need to improve your reading comprehension, or at least learn to differentiate between posters.
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    Belichick was coaching that Pats team. Tom Coughlen is coaching the Giants. No parallel.

    Tom Brady at QB for the Pats, Eli Manning for the Giants.
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    This kind of over-confident thinking is dangerous. Also, to those who say it's idiotic to respect our opponent's strengths, you can bet Belichick knows how good the Giants are, and is more paranoid than any of us are about the upcoming game.
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    Re: NY Giants' Running Game Terrifies Me


    The Packers secondary is much better than the Giants secondary.
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