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New York Giants advance to NFC title game

Posted on: January 15, 2012 7:49 pm
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The NFL playoffs will continue without the top two offenses in the league, now that the New York Giants have eliminated Green Bay.

The Giants' victory on Sunday, which ended a 7-0 run by home teams in the 2012 NFL playoffs, came one day after San Francisco bounced the similarly potent Saints.

The Giants play at San Francisco next Sunday for the NFC title.

In this one, New York stuffed Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with pressure from the front seven -- linebacker Michael Boley was as devastating as any down lineman -- and with help from Green Bay's receiving corps. The Packers dropped at least five passes, including one in the end zone by Greg Jennings. Instead of drawing within 20-17 on Jennings' (should-be) touchdown, the Packers had to settle for a field goal on the next play that made it 20-13.

The Giants drove for a field goal on their next possession, pushing their lead back to a comfortable two-score margin at 23-13. After the Packers' third lost fumble of the game, this one by running back Ryan Grant that New York returned to the Green Bay 4, the Giants scored on the next play to make it 30-13 with 6:48 to play.

The Giants got more than 300 yards passing from Eli Manning, including a 37-yard Hail Mary to Hakeem Nicks on the final play of the half for a touchdown that gave the Giants a 20-10 lead. Nicks, too strong for the Packers all day, also had a 66-yard scoring reception earlier in the half and finished with seven catches for 165 yards.




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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2012 11:17 pm
 

New York Giants advance to NFC title game

Hey SFFAN2416,  the Packers were thinking the same thing until about 3 hrs ago.  I'm expecting a very well played game by both teams.  Passrush and run game, that'll determine the ballgame.  Sucks that it's still a week away, i'm ready to roll.



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 10:58 pm
 

New York Giants advance to NFC title game

Melprophet, awesome to hear.  Much better than all the crying and complaining that is going on in this blog.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 10:38 pm
 

New York Giants advance to NFC title game

Dear Mr. Goodell,

I am starting to lose interest in the NFL because it is starting to look like the NBA.  Can no longer stand in-game celebrations (i.e. Finley pounds his helmet and runs down field after making a routine catch, then drops a pass on the next play), rules tailored to completely handcuff the defense (i.e. Giants penalized 15 yards for phantom contact to Rodgers' head) and televison commercials where a QB is miffed because someone stole his TD dance (Johnny Unitas didn't have a damn TD dance)!  Please clean this up so we can concentrate on the real product, exciting, competitive football.



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 10:14 pm
 

New York Giants advance to NFC title game

I'm a lifelong diehard Packer fan and I would like to congratulate the Giants and their fans.  Your team was clearly more focused on the task at hand today and deserved to win.  I will never understand this new era of people "talking trash" online.  Be a respectful winner and a respectful winner. 



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:59 pm
 

New York Giants advance to NFC title game

respect? why do you even care? giants won, period end of sentence..stop hating, you sound gay. They won striaght up. There is no other thing to talk about. Hate as much as you want,....giants are going forward. 



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:54 pm
 

New York Giants advance to NFC title game

If it were not for 5 Saints turnovers the 49ers would have been blown-out by halftime.
People keep saying this like the Saints just mysteriously dropped the damn ball all over the place.  The 49ers excel at forcing turnovers; they don't lead the league in turnover margin because of dumb luck.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:49 pm
 

New York Giants advance to NFC title game

GrabthemCakes, playoffs are what make a super bowl team, playoffs. They caused turnovers, they did it all year.  Dont take away from what San Fran did, they are a good team and they proved it yesterday. 



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:41 pm
 

New York Giants advance to NFC title game

I'm sick of taunting all the Packer fans on my Facebook and Twitter so let me move on to CBS. That's a helluva way to end the season. Demoralizing. A lot of the older Packer will probably dies now before they ever see the Packers in the Super Bowl again. It was a real crummy thing that team did to their fan base. With their loud mouths and their heifer-sized women. 



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:38 pm
 

New York Giants advance to NFC title game

With all due respect to the remarkable turnaround season the 49ers had, they are playing well over their heads. If it were not for 5 Saints turnovers the 49ers would have been blown-out by halftime. While I agree the 49ers have a good team I do not buy they are a Super Bowl team. The Giants have been here and done this before. The Giants should beat San Francisco without too much trouble. The two NFC teams that were capable of knocking the Giants out of the playoffs are no longer alive (New Orleans & Green Bay).




Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:36 pm
 

New York Giants advance to NFC title game

I think it would be really cool to see the Harbaugh brothers rematch for the SuperBowl, but I doubt it.  The Ravens are a really bad team away from home.  I think the Patriots win by 10 and face the Giants for a SuperBowl rematch.  Here is why I don't think the 49ers can beat the Giants; even at home.  The WR of the 49ers will not be able to be productive.  I think Ginn Jr. and Williams are both a little banged up, and the Giants just took care of what could easily be considered the best WR core in the NFL.  Granted, dropped balls will kill you, but the biggest thing I noticed about the Giants against the Packers is the coverage.  I think Rodgers is a better QB in the pocket, while scrambling and decision making with the football than Smith.  Rodgers looked hurried and out of his element against the Giants.  Smith will as well, but I think Smith will end up turning the ball over more than Rodgers did.  Either way, both teams need to take advantage of turnovers better. 

Giants 27 49ers 13


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