2 great games, the conference title games are by far my favorite day of the NFL every year. The Super Bowl is about hanging out w/friends, commercials, ripping the halftime show (Madonna is next on the chopping block), with the game just being a part of the day. Yesterday was about football, the atmosphere of the home stadium, and the tension.
Not sure who is the sicker person, Lee Evans for not securing the ball for the game winner or Billy Cundiff for hitting the kick like one of my tee shots (duck hook). The Pats D stepped up and bent, but did not break. Brady missed some passes, and clearly was not at his best (give credit to Baltimore and their defense). Flacco's fu manchu had something to do w/a lost bet. To his credit, he was very sharp.
Eli got absolutely pummeled, but kept going. One attribute that is underrated for quarterbacks is toughness, and little Manning has it. Biggest factor no one is mentioning; the poor kid Williams ISN"T the normal punt returner. Ted Ginn is, but injury kept him out and put Williams in. Justin, Tynes almost missed an extra point and a short field goal, so I'm sure Coughlin wanted to get him as close as possible in that bad weather, hence the extra rushes.
Cinderella story, out of nowhere, former assistant greenskeeper, about to become the Masters' champion...Carl Spackler