Originally posted by nflguy49:
Alex completed two passes for 7 yards in the 4th qtr. At one point late in the 4th qtr our boy Alex threw four consecutive incomplete passes (he had open receivers and good pass protection). In fact on the Niners first play of the 2nd half he had Walker wide open deep for an easy TD and no pressure from the giants passrush. Alex froze up and then started running around looking for an underneath route to open up until he was eventually sacked.
Anyone that thinks Alex mistakes didn't play a major factor in that loss is kidding themselves.
Actually, Alex was 4/8 for 40 yards in the 4th quarter, with a 17 yard run to set up the tying fg. He didn't have good protection at all and according to Maiocco and Matt Millen, his receivers weren't getting open. Not saying he was good in the 4th and OT but Eli wasn't any better.
Alex: 5/10 51 yards, 17 yard run
Eli: 8/15 64 yards
Because of KW, Alex didn't even get to attempt a pass in the 4th quarter until 6:37 remaining, and had the ball only once in OT. Manning got it 3 times and on the 3rd "game-winning" drive didn't do anything but hand off.
[ Edited by vaden on Feb 1, 2012 at 6:47 PM ]