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Congratulations to the New York Giants for putting together a run at the end of the season that ended with their 4th Super Bowl. It makes the Cowboys fan nervous that the Giants are now 1 trophy away from being our equal – in terms of championships in the Super Bowl era, not on the field. When it comes to being equals on the field, we aren’t even close.
The Giants aren’t the best team, I wouldn’t even say they are great team but they do know how to win at the right time. We were 6 minutes away from putting their season on ice and they made a comeback from 12 points down and never looked back. They then took it to us in week 17 and rode that way in a crushing victory over Atlanta and then beat the 15-1 defending champs in Green Bay and the very good defensive 49ers in San Fran to reach the Super Bowl. They just know how to win when it counts, something the Cowboys haven’t been able to do in a long time.
The funny thing is, I can think of 2 plays that came down to luck that would have changed the outcome of the Giants season, just two plays. The one, happened against us in week 14. Romo missed a wide open Miles Austin which would have either resulted in a touchdown or at least a first down which probably would have allowed Dallas to run the clock, thus ending their season. The other, happened last night as Brady missed an opportunity to hit Welker, who wasn’t quite wide open but close enough, which would have given the Pats the ball on the Giants 20, a first down and probably enough time to run the clock down on the Giants.
Sometimes, Lady Luck is just on your side. But now, it’s time for us to start concentrating on February 3, 2013 and hopefully the Cowboys will be making an appearance in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII.no comments
Are you ready? Have you gotten over the fact that the Cowboys aren't going to be the first hosting city to play in the Super Bowl?
The one thing I have taken away from these couple weeks of Super Bowl preperation is that the Cowboys Stadium, is in fact, the best stadium in sports today. People forget this but were quickly reminded of it walking into the building.
Next week we'll get to our Dallas Cowboys - In The Offseason coverage but for now we will enjoy the Super Bowl, even with our team sitting at home.
Final Prediction: Pittsburgh 31 - Green Bay 23 (how many Flozel haters will hate to see Flozel win in our building??)Next year check out the Super Bowl predictions from the experts at BetFirms where they break down the Super Bowl odds of every single team. no comments
I have to admit I was a little surprised with a couple of the games this past weekend. I knew the Packers were a good team but I didn't expect them to go into Atlanta and knock of a very good Falcons team, especially given that the Falcons play very good football at home.
The Seahawks / Bears game ended closer in score than I thought. Maybe it's because the Bears eased up a little which opened the door for the Seahawks to score some points. In the end though, it wasn't a close game and the Bears were definately the better team. With the Packers winning, they now get to travel to Soldier Field which sets up a great NFC Championship game.
The scary thought is that if the Seahawks could have somehow won that game, the 7-9 Seahawks would have been hosting the Packers.
The Steelers / Ravens game was a lot higher in scoring than I thought but you have to give credit to the Steelers who were down 21-7 at the half for finding a way to win. Say what you will about Big Ben off the field, but the dude comes to play.
And the big game of the weekend turned out to be just that. No one, including myself gave the Jets a shot at winning this game. They came to play, and they came angry. They got to Brady although after that first INT and then Nick Folk missing an easy 3, I thought the Pats would have luck on their side.
So that sets up an interesting Steelers / Jets game and I wonder how Rex Ryan can spin some kind of personal vendeta against Tomlin and the Steelers..Sign up for the NFL picks from top experts and compare the latest NFL odds over at BetFirms. no comments
Give David Garrard credit, his hail mary was one for the ages BUT when it comes to hail marys in the NFL, nothing will top what I believe to be the definitive hail mary, the one that gave these plays a name. The expression was made famous when it was used to describe the game-winning touchdown pass by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach to Drew Pearson in a NFL 1975-76 divisional playoff game. Afterwards, it was reported that Staubach said, "I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary."