"I probably need some time to reflect on the game and some time to reflect on the season." said Brady. "It is extremely disappointing. This isn't something any of us prepared for." - news.yahoo.com
'Isn't something we prepared for.' Yea, I don't think you prepared for it either. It seems that when they took the lead with 2:42, the Patriots expected the Giants to roll over and let them have it.
I'll give the Giants this credit, they didn't. Hey Patriots... I'm a fan, but the Giants aren't gonna hand the Super Bowl to you. This isn't just a weekend game, this one mattered.
Venting aside, both teams played hard, very hard. But there was more aggression on the field than smart plays. The Giants defense had one play, HIT BRADY! and they did. They also made sure they did it with few enough guys so that they could cover any receivers. Brady's arm of course kept making connections, but it wasn't enough. For offense Manning passed, he ran, he weaved, Brady threw, and threw, and threw.
I saw too many plays where the Giants completed passes and the Patriots were just 2 steps away. Maybe the Patriots tried their best and the Giants really were that good, but I don't think so. I think they just wanted it more and knew what it took to get there.
Not that I know much about sports or football, but hey, we lost, I can be a little disappointed.