Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
So pissed when I think of the crap that happened to the Niners in that game. It was quite evident that ALL the luck was on their side. From the missed interceptions, to Kyle Williams' fumbles, to this crappy call. I have never seen a game where one team had EVERY ounce of luck on the field.
....and to make matters worse, all I am hearing today is how Eli established himself as one of the elite QBs. That was one of the worst QB performances you could ask for. He got locked down in the second half, and was lucky he didnt throw 2-4 interceptions. Whether it was our guys running into each other or just slipping on the break, he got lucky he wasn't intercepted multiple times.
Agree with much of this post....
Sometimes in these type of games, there seems to be one team that is just destined to win, even if that team doesn't really deserve to. The Patriots played poorly yesterday but got a couple of breaks late and won. The Giants certainly did not outplay the Niners yet won. Eli contributed to the win but was certainly not the reason NY won....and I do agree that he was lucky that he didn't have a couple of picks. He did make a great play on that second TD pass though....3rd and 15 and he drills it to Manningham. To me, this was the most critical play of the game. If that pass falls incomplete, the Giants have to settle for 3, the score is 14-13 Niners and the last few minutes are very different.
I'll just say this...the Giants were very, very fortunate to win that game. They got 10 points in the second half and all of those points were given to them on a short field after turnovers by a young player who was replacing an injured vet. Had that vet not been hurt, Niners probably win. The football gods simply were not with the Niners on this day.
This one definitely hurts... That Niner defense deserves to be in the SB. ....but what to do now?....go back to the drawing board, stock up on stud wideouts and some OL and DL depth and come out next season and dominate. I hope the team uses this "loss" as fuel for the "fire in their bellies" next season. I'm sure Harbaugh will.