As far as matching up with the Giants goes, the Niners still have to take a backseat. Here’s two good reasons: The Giants are better at the quarterback position and at the head coaching slot.
The Giants road to the playoffs is going to get tougher in the weeks to come.
Shonn Greene is going to need to carry the ball 25 to 30 times and do for the Jets’ offense what Frank Gore does for the 49ers. It may not be pretty, but the Jets have to try to slug it out with the Niners.
Only a fool would eulogize the Jets — a first-place team after three games — in Week 4. Yet it won’t be the first time I’ve acted the fool. The Jets’ season is over. Done. Dead. Muerto.
Joe Benigno breaks down his top 10 teams heading into Week 4 of the NFL season.
Bill Belichick chased after and made contact with a replacement official after the Patriots’ Sunday night loss.
In the NFL, it would seem that with a 16-game season, teams don’t have this luxury. Two losses in a row and you have blown one-eighth of your season.
The 49ers had perhaps the most impressive opening game of the season because they went into Green Bay and shut down the league’s best QB in Aaron Rodgers. And the G-Men will still be one of the top defensive teams in the league this year.
The better teams will get by in the first month of the season on talent and strategy. But the overall quality of play will not be good. It certainly won’t be anything close to what it will be in October and beyond.
Tom Coughlin, Bill Belichick and Mike McCarthy can feel secure in their position as head coaches in the NFL. Rex Ryan? Andy Reid? Not so much.
Former Giants’ wide receiver Mario Manningham agreed to a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, adding to a talented receiving corps which could lure Peyton Manning.
Neil Keefe watched the NFC Championship with his roommates and wrote down his thoughts during it. Here’s his retro recap of the Giants’ 20-17 overtime win over the 49ers.
“You hate to be the last guy that had the ball, to give it away in that fashion and to lose a game of this magnitude,” said Kyle Williams.
They do keep working, this team. And that ethic has brought them yet another opportunity for pro football’s ultimate reward.
The biggest player during Sunday’s NFC Championship game just may end up being the weather.