Well the Giants are heading to San Fran, after pulling off a stunning upset of the 15-1 Packers. NFC Championship game here we come!
The Giants started off the scoring with a 31 Lawrence Tynes field goal. Green Bay came right back with a field goal of their own, to make it 3-3. Hakeem Nicks made yet another big play, this time on a 66 yard run and catch. An 8 yard touchdown reception by John Kuhn tied it at 10. Lawrence Tynes hit another field goal, and the Giants ended the half on a hail mary pass to Hakeem Nicks, who caught it for a 37 yard touchdown, to make it 20-10 at half.
The Packers opened the scoring in the 2nd half with another field goal, making it 20-13. The Giants got another field goal in, this time to make it 23-13. After Chase Blackburn picked up a fumble and ran it back to the 4, Eli Manning hit Mario Manningham for a touchdown to make it 30-13. Donald Driver scored late in the 4th to make it 30-20. Brandon Jacobs’ 13 yard touchdown sealed it late, to make it 37-20.
Without much of a run game, at least until late, the Giants offense still put up points. Eli was outstanding, Nicks continues to make big plays and Manningham showed up again. Even without a big game from Cruz (who played better this week), the Giants offense showed that it is elite.
The defense started off a bit slow, but certainly picked up the pace. Coverage was really good, pass rush improved, and it was just a really solid effort against a great offensive team. Rodgers just didn’t look completely comfortable.
That’s a pretty awesome performance by the Giants. Great on all sides. 4 turnovers by the Pack also help. But, the Giants are hot, and now they go into San Francisco. Can they continue this run? Let’s hope so, they are hot