This is a blog, where I share my thoughts on the world of sports. I grew up near Chicago, so most of my topics will mainly focus on Chicago based sports teams.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

NFC Championship

The NFC championship was the tale of two quarterbacks, one experiencing a career reawakening, Bret Favre, while another quarterback, Eli Manning, seemed to finding his way after four years in the league.

Before this game, I would have never guessed that Eli Manning would play that well and Brett Favre would play that BAD! Eli was unstoppable, going 21/40 for 254 yards and NO TURNOVERS! While Brett Favre went 19/36 with 2 TDS and 2 INTS. The 2nd INT would ultimately end the Packers season.

Eli Manning is playing his best ever and is playing better than any other Quarterback in the last month. THAT INCLUDES TOM BRADY! Ever since that Sunday night game, where the Giants tried to ruin the Patriots dreams of perfecting, ELI has been AMAZING. I would expect this type of play from his brother Peyton, but never ELI.

Brett Favre, on the other had, turned in one of his worst games of the season. He committed costly mistakes that the "old gungslinger" would commit, not the "game manager" that we saw this season. The Packer offense looked overmatched by the Giants defense, because of their inability to run the football effectively with Ryan Grant. With no running game, Brett felt more pressure and tried to take more risks.

If ELI keeps playing well, the Patriots could have their greatest superbowl challenge yet.


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