You can’t spell elite without Eli and you now have to now consider Eli Manning as one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. Today he led the Giants to an improbable playoff win at historic Lambeau Field as Big Blue knocked off the number one seed Green Bay Packers, 37 to 20 and now it’s onto the NFC championship with a date versus the San Francisco 49ers.
It’s pretty hard to explain this journey this team finds itself on after a season that was on the brink of disaster just 3 weeks ago. It was the Christmas Eve game versus the Jets that has catapulted the Giants to this run.
Everything is clicking now in all areas for this team. And, it could not have come at a better time….playoff time.
As for the Packers, what can one say. They just didn’t have it today.
–They dropped passes.
–They lost 3 fumbles today. For the entire season, they lost 6.
–For the entire season, while playing at home, they had only trailed for 3:14. Today, that number was blown out the door.
The only negative I can take from this game was the refs. There were two horrible calls that went against Big Blue and eventually led to Packer touchdowns.
The first was the non-reversal of a fumble on a catch by Greg Jennings. I’m not sure what the refs saw on replay but it was pretty clear to me and the FOX announcers that Jennings had fumbled.
The other was the roughing the passer call on Osi Umenyiora that led to the Packers final score. How roughing the passer was called can only be answered by the ref who made the call. Ugggh!!!
In the end, the Giants overcame the calls, overcame the Packers and now are one win away from going to the Super Bowl.
The Giants played the Niners in week 10 and lost 27 to 20.
Moving forward to next week, both teams are playing at different levels then the two teams that met the last time around.
Fasten your seat belt and get ready to a great game.
About the Author
Written by Bob Mittleman
Graduate of Hofstra University with a B.A. degree in Finance. While at Hofstra, joined the WHRU team and quickly accented to be the lead color analyst on the Men’s Basketball games for the radio station. Currently, I own and operate Fitness Together in Cold Spring Hills, New York. I have lived my entire live in New York and am an avid fan of the Knicks, Yankees, Giants and Islanders. I look forward to posting a blog about the Knicks while offering a fan’s rational perspective. At Fitness Together, we help our clients reach and achieve their fitness goals with either our customized one on one personal training plans or our small group sessions. This goes for the beginner who is committing to their first exercise program and for the individual who wants to take their level of fitness to new heights. I am 9 time marathon runner with a personal best of 3:07 at the Chicago Marathon in 2004.