I think it's going to take a near perfect game on offense for NYG to win.
The biggest thing on D is not simply pressuring Rodgers but doing so without letting him escape the pocket. We really need to see less DL stunts this week. Rodgers causes major damage escaping the pocket. We need the disciplined pressure we saw vs Vick last yr before the collapse.
Invite GB to run. Even if they run successfully(assuming small chunks not huge) it helps. It uses up time & shortens the game. Keep the game close & win it in the 4th qtr. Stop the big plays & make them drive. More plays is more chances to hit Rodgers. Our DL depth hopefully takes advantage of their OL getting tired late.
I really have a hard time seeing our D pull this off. I just think McCarthy's playcalling/formations with Rodgers ability will be too much. I really hope I'm wrong. I live in WI & a win here greatly improves my daily life
Their defense is not good. Offensively, probably. But they are a different team in a dome then outside. 11 - 1 in a dome this year, 3 - 3 outside.
Our defense was awful most of the year... although you'd like to think that you can hold the lead with 4 mins to go... or 90 seconds for that matter. There needs to be some changes this offseason.
Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz
The Saints are the best team in the league, IMO.
That's why the playoffs are insane.
The playoffs are no joke. The 49'ers played a great game, made the plays when they mattered and created 5 turnovers. The fact the Saints had a chance to win that game is incredible in itself.
Originally Posted by M0rbid
Go home Saints. I'm so sick and tired of their fans, chest pumping like they won multiple SuperBowls.
How many "real" Saints fans have you come across? I've been a fan for 20 years and have suffered through a whole lot of terrible seasons. If I want to be happy that my team is finally relevant and among the league's elite, I'm allowed to be...