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We are two days away from the NFC Championship game, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for one last look back at the Giants’ win over the Packers! Here are my random observations:
- Aside from Eli Manning and Hakeem Nicks, the Giants’ MVP last Sunday was Dom Capers. The Packers’ defensive coordinator rushed only three men for the majority of the game, and the results were horrendous. The Giants’ normally pourous offensive line usually handled the light rush, and Manning picked apart the Packers’ secondary. Giants fans have gotten on Perry Fewell all year for his propensity to rush only three, but he has seemingly adjusted at the right time. Keep in mind that the Giants were linked to Capers before ultimately settling on/for Fewell.
- Isn’t it funny that one of the complaints with this team for much of the season was that it gave up too many big plays? Now the Giants are the ones creating the long gainers. During their current four game winning streak, the Giants have had a play of...
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