It is 13 seconds before half-time. The New York Giants are playing their butts off. I thought that the New York Giants were going to keep some of their starters on the bench. I thought that Plaxico Burress would be in street clothes. He has had a bad ankle for most of the season. I thought that the Giants would rest him. I also thought that Brandon Jacobs who has been hurt and missed some games would be parked on the bench. Nope. Everyone is playing.
Although the New England Patriots have moved the ball and controlled the clock, they are trailing at half-time 21 - 16. I'm now glued to the TV.
Update: Patriots adjusted the Giants didn't. Patriots brought pressure and the Giants haven't been able to handle it. Score is now Patriots 38 - 28 with under 4 minutes to go. Eli Manning's interception was a killer.
Update 2: The Giants are just good enough to make you love 'em then they will rip your heart out. In the fourth quarter when the game was on the line. The Giants had 2 series which were 3 and out (punt or interception). They ran no time off the clock. It wasn't any one player's fault but several players. Manning drops a snap. Jacobs drops a screen. Manning forces a throw. Odd play calling. Whereas, when the game was on the line, the Patriots executed. Brady hit recievers who didn't drop passes. When Brady didn't have time he hit Faulk out of the backfield. When he had time, he hit Welker and Moss.
The Patriots who have looked beatable the last several weeks have not been beaten during the regular season. They are 16 - 0. They are the best team in the NFL and they have tied the Dolphins for an undefeated season. Congratulations to the Patriots.
I'm sorry I just puked on my keyboard. I can't stand the New England Patriots. Tom Brady neither. I acknowledge their greatness without admitting that they are the greatest anything of all time. Nope. I will not admit that. I believe that the Cowboys and 49ers of the 1990's could beat the Patriots 7 out of 10 games. The Denver Broncos of the late 90's was a better team. The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70's could run over the Patriots. They are good, very good but they aren't the greatest team that I have ever seen.