So many players gutted this one out. Webster on TO all game with man coverage. Wilson with shoestring tackle of Barber, and goal line broken up pass to force a FG instead of a TD. Umenyiora for going up against Adams all afternoon until the dam finally broke in the Q3. Strahan doing it all. Ross playing inspired, making great tackles until he had one too many injuries. McQuarters making special teams plays, passes defensed and the final INT to seal the win.
The rookies Boss/Bradshaw/Smith making key plays. Toomer all world with 2 TDs. The offensive line protecting Manning. Diehl having a great game vs Ware. Manning (brilliant in late Q2 drive) with 2 TDs and 0 INTs, held back by Gilbride but getting it done.
Special teams solid, and beat Dallas noticeably. Hixon with a return to midfield. McQuarters w a return to the Dallas 40.
3 penalties, yet again not beating ourselves with mistakes, contrary to Dallas racking up 11 and arguably costing them the game.
And now for some humor from the ailing NY Giants peanut gallery:
“Kevin Gilbride is an incompetent!! His offensive game plans and use of his players has sucked all year. He tried to run Jacobs outside and ran Bradshaw inside. Bradshaw would have made those first downs. He didn’t even try to pick up a first down in the Giants last two possessions. We were lucky that Dallas just crumbled. Bradshaw is a game breaker yet he hardly plays. He is, in my opinion, the find of the season maybe the decade. Chosen right at the end of the draft.”
“If Giants lost game on that last pass intercepted by McQuarters, my plot is in Long Island–etc”
“Second greatest underdog win in (our team’s) life. I hate to say it, but I really want to see this team beat GB. I am greedy now. These opportunities come so rarely and this one is a total surprise.”
“What were the odds of Peyton watching his kid bro play & he was knocked out???!!!”
“HATS OFF TO THE GIANTS..AT THE AGE OF 69 I DID NOT KNOW THAT I AM NOW 87 YRS. AFTER WATCHING THIS ASTONISHING GAME..I`M STILL LOOKING FOR MY HEART WHICH FELL OUT SOMETIME IN THE SECOND HALF”
“I heard that Jerry Jones taped a pair of tickets to next week’s championship game at (Texas stadium) to the locker of each of his players. Ha you smug pr*ck.”