Actually, no. I stand by everything bad I’ve said.
But there is nothing I can or will say to take away from the football that Eli and the Giants have played the last three weeks. The difference? The offensive line kept Eli calm. A calm Eli is a proficient Eli, it seems. It helps when the star receiver finally finds his hands and holds on to the football. Tends to increase a QB’s confidence.
But there’s been a lot of good football the past few weeks. Going toe-to-toe with New England, and holding them to a field goal. -2 yards offense in the first quarter, then coming back to absolutely dismantle Tampa.
And then Dallas. Dad was getting a little bummed when Dallas was on the offense for 10:28 in the second, going 90 yards for a TD in 20 plays. I figured hey, leave that offense out there, get them tired. Dad: “But it’s 14 unanswered points!” Then Eli lights it up. 46 seconds, 71 yards, Touchdown! Fast forward to the fourth quarter. Two three-and-outs. Dad’s now convinced that the Giants are going to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The Giants are up 4, so Dallas needs a TD to get anything. That offensive line is tired. And the Giants finally figured out how to get through it and get to Romo. He’s clearly shaken. And then it happens: interception in the end zone.
And the New York Football Giants are going to the conference championship!
Here’s hoping they can keep Eli calm for two more games.