NE's Ds in SB 42 held leads of 7-3 for much of that game and in SB 46 held leads of 10-9, 17-12 and 17-15.
What did our offense do while those Ds were holding leads?
You'll never escape the facts. The 2007 and 2011 Ds ABSOLUTELY played well enough to walk out of there champs. What didn't happen, was our offense failed to score points.
I'll never forget getting a call at halftime of SB 42 up 7-3. I said "I am very concerned even with them up in the game".
I knew right then and there if our offense didn't come out in the 3rd qtr and really start to dictate, the odds for the Giants stealing it, would go up.
I was right again, Prolate. I hate being right when our team loses and knowing WHY we'll lose, but I am still right in the analysis.
In all seriousness, I thought after them going into halftime of SB 46, they'd put the uneven half behind them and get focused. They were great on that first drive and I felt like it was their game to lose, but the offense literally up and vanished the entire rest of the game while the D held and held and held some more.
2 FGs, holding the Giants offense down isn't a D that can't hold leads?
It appears you're having a tough time accepting what has gone on and what BB is addressing for our team.
When you're at the game, flying in from Toronto like that, do you cheer when our offense sucks? If so, what do you say to the people around and what is their reaction with your analysis? lol
The only difference between SB 42 and SB 46 is I didn't know WHY our offense sucked so bad in SB 42 becuase it was something pretty new. We got a taste of it in the AFC title game, I thought it was an aberration, but SB 42 was the start of the problems that continued on with our Welker-centric offense right through SB 46.
You're just going to have to let it go. Any deflection or continued excuse making train just won't work anymore.
The Ds outperformed each offense over the course of the game. It's a fact that cannot be denied.
You'll never, ever, ever see a slam dunk, lights out D in a SB in a dome with 2 minutes or less to go.
Good thing McNabb was puking on his shoes, Jon Kasay kicked the ball out of bounds, and Lovie SMith's D sat back vs our offense in Sb 36 huh?
Without those somewhat lucky things occurring, our Ds would have been seen as blowing leads in all 3 of those SBs.
But, what they did do is play generally very well throughout the majority of the game.
Well yes, the offense didn't score again after that great drive to begin the half. But the defense let the Giants score two field goals and one TD on their next four drives. But you think that's great defense.