Originally posted by cpdaman
I had my questions as to wether brady was really injured.
I saw Jaws break down the game take and guess where brady may have started "playing more gingerly".
p.s I like the Giants getting 11.5 points but think the pats will pull it out by a TD.
Your thinking too much. Brady's ankle isn't listed on the injury report, his shoulder is. Which is nothing new, ever since his shoulder was
seperate in the last game of the season a few years ago.
Jaws also got the injury wrong. It happened a little later than when Jaws points it out. Near the end of the second quarter of the Chargers game you
can read Brady's lips, when talking to his OC after coming off the field and he says, "my foot". What people don't point out is Brady also
played that game with the flu.
This game is not going to be close at all. Somewhere in the 14-17 point range, maybe more. Yes, their last game was only decided by three points,
but that is misleading. There was a garabage touchdown at the end, and a kickoff return TD that was set up by the Pats kicking from their own 10 yard
line. Take away those scores and its more like a normal Pats game. Brady and company also were trying to set records in that game, which deviated
from there normal game plan. They ran the exact same play right in a row on the long TD catch to Moss.
One theory on beating the Pats is to put pressure on Brady. The Giants only sacked him once in that game. The Giants also led the NFL in sacks.
That was also without the Pats starting right tackle and right guard. They will be back in this game.
Pundits have also pointed out that the Pats aren't blowing out teams anymore. Well, the old Patriots way was to win close games. That is how they
won a record 20 straight games a few years ago. But the real reason is that the last 8 games played were in winter conditions in the Northeast. Most
of those at night. Not even Tom Brady can throw a spiral in strong winds. This has hampered their veritcal passing game (2 catches for Moss in
playoffs). The roof should be shut for kickoff. I wouldn't be surprise if to see a playaction deep pass to Moss early in the game to open the
What this game comes down to, is that everything the Giants do, the Patriots do better. Historically, teams that face the Patriots twice in a season
usually do alot worse the second time around. Your giving Bilichick more game tape to review, and what even hurt the Pats in the first game, he'll
scheme around it and not let it happen again.
The Giants flew out to the desert wearing all black because they were burying the Pats perfect season. The reality is when they step off the plane
their season was already over.
38-20 patriots hope your squares hit