Sunday, January 15, 2012

Giants stun the Packers, 37-20

Mr. Rodgers better Discount Double Check his game plan cause the Giants out did the reigning champs in every aspect of the game. A steady dose of Eli Manning and the running back tandem of the Giants put the underdogs on top early and often. Eli took a huge step in his QB development as he took the step from good to great by outperforming Aaron Rodgers. New York has always been a road warrior team, so the Pack should've anticipated a good fight, but they were not prepared at all. The receivers dropped several balls, putting the Pack out of sync from the start. New York must have seen tape from the KC-GB game since the Chiefs defeated the Packers by pressuring Rodgers and running the ball first, then throwing the ball. This game plan will put some pressure on Alex Smith next Sunday for the NFC Championship game.

Ravens outlast the Texans, 20-13

Baltimore allowed their first 100 yard rusher in playoff franchise history as Arian Foster carried Houston on his back with his 132 yards, but it wasn't enough as the Ravens forced three costly INTs from Texans Rookie QB TJ Yates. All three picks led to Baltimore scores and all of the Ravens points came off of turnovers, so Baltimore should consider themselves lucky that they played a rookie 5th round QB. Joe Flacco was harassed all day as he threw only 176 yards, which won't get their offense anywhere as they will try to keep up with the Patriots offense next week in Foxborough.