Re: It isn't Thanksgiving yet....
posted at 11/10/2011 2:22 AM EST
Maybe there's a silver lining in the Giant loss. If they had hung on to win, many mistakes would fade from memory. To be a true contender, to get the confidence needed to make a serious run, somehow they need to pull off a HUGH WIN Sunday night. A division game against their current #1 nemesis. I see this as a major psych turnaround if they do it.
Football is the toughest of the 4 major sports to predict in my opinion, highly emotional as we know. And if our guys MAN UP Sunday night behind enemy lines, do they have the talent to do it? And what of the symptoms of TEAM problems?
Our kicker flubbing an onside against the Steelers, missing a chip shot at halftime?
Tom missing receivers. Note Aikman's (also a championship QB) comments from the Fox booth. He flat-out missed in the end zone just before the Gos miss, didn't lead OHNO in the end zone on another, missed an open OHNO on an out route. He got lucky on a near 3rd pick in the middle of the field also against NY. His head is not in the game at times. Yes, he was great coming back, but Tom had a lot to do with them getting in a hole to begin with.
The defense doesn't look like it knows what to do at times. Bodden and McCourty were great in the past, why not now? Are we sure that it's all on them? Weak pass D from the linebackers. And NEVER quite getting to Manning when they needed to. Makes me wonder if the Pats simply are not in the elite anymore.
New England fans will get a lot of healing if they win against the dreaded Rex.
Is there nothing better than QUIET NY fans? Let's hope they return last Sunday's favor.
I hate Sunday night games. Ain't it great having an out of control bp with anxiety attacks and the possibility of going to bed angry before Manic Monday starts?
GO PATS! Please help this nervous wreck!!!..........................boB