Please don’t come looking for market advice today. I am in Nirvana, without Kurt Cobain, after my Giants have destroyed the Green Bay Slackers in the Chilly Tundra of Green Bay. This was despite a ridiculously bloated spread (disrespect), and the full participation of the referees for the Cheesehead Cause.
Thank you Hakeem, Eli, Victor, Ahmad, Osi, Justin and of course, Jay Pee Pee. You gave me a great, if undeserved day today.
And let me just say, fifteen wins or not, if you have the worst defense in the league, that stuff is going to bite you in the ass sooner rather than later. Especially in the playoffs. Note also that the Saints — perhaps the best offense at home in the entire league, could not get it done against the best defense in the league. Granted, they came damn close (sorry RC), but in the end, it’s defense that wins championships.
I would even go as far as to say that the Raven SHOULD beat the Pats next week, thanks to their dominant defense. However, I won’t make that call because the Pats are coached by the greatest defensive mind in the National Football League, perhaps ever. Belichik could construct a playoff-capable defense out of six fat crossing guards and a 100-meter ball of sticky packing twine. Never, ever count him out.
I know that in my “Jakerodamus” picks thought the Giants would be “one and done” in the playoffs, but this is a brand new team I’m seeing here. Will they continue to not make dumb mistakes? Continue to make clutch catches, clutch runs and most important — clutch sacks? I can envision it. I really can.
Thank you all for putting up with my obsessions.
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A Classic from Four Years Back