- 01/22/2012, 02:24AM ET
PCH said 01/22, 02:24 AM
Harbaugh makes poppa proud.
I believe the 49'ers have the slight advantage at home.
Yes, Alex Smith will be pressured, but he's faster than Eli.
Eli will have a decent game, but know the 49'ers db's, they're like mosquitos, ready to bite!
:CubanMissile: said 01/22, 03:27 AM
NY > 49ers
San Fran has been a nice story, and the most consistent team all year (at least now that GB is gone). But throw the regular season out when the post season starts. The Giants are more experienced and they are arguably the hottest team in the NFL right now. They have shown that they can handle playing on the road. (where they are actually better compared to playing at home).
The 49ers shocked some people including myself beating the Saints, but lets not forget that even with the amount of turnovers they forced it took a late drive to pull out a W. Jimmy Graham torched them, and while the Giants don't have one of his caliber they will involve the TE more in this game then usual. That will attract attention and leave single coverage opportunity for the big play wrs the Giants have in Nicks and Cruz.
People love to rip on Eli, but throw past opinions out the door and look at what he has done. He's playing like one of the best in the league and the D has come together when it matters. While on the road the D held ATl and Gb to a combined 20 pts. NY wins this week.
PCH said 01/22, 11:55 AM
The 49ers shocked some people including myself beating the Saints
the 49'ers didn't shock me.
Here's the thing that people are STUCK on..
Yes, he's good, but he's got one hel* of a defensive line coming after HIM this weekend.
Lets not forget, the 49'rs d is pretty ruggid too..
Carlos Rogers, Gholson, and Whitner in the air attack..
You have a 49'ers d that's not allowed the run to get them..
One other thing, the 49'ers already hold a win over the Giants, and in candlestick, i see them forcing the ball over in a great AFC title game
:CubanMissile: said 01/22, 01:53 PM
Theirs a reason to be stuck on Eli Manning. He's not just playing good, he's playing like one of the best in the game. The most impressive thing is what he does in the 4th quarter. Game on the line i'll take Eli.
The 49ers may have beat them once, but its not like it wasn't a one possession game. The Giants became a different team at the end of the year.
San Fran's secondary is nowhere near as good as the other parts of their defense. They ranked near the middle of the pack, and have shown they can give up big plays. You talk about the rush Eli will face, but what about the action that A Smith will see? Smith will be getting pressured and i don't expect NY to be stupid enough to go single coverage on V Davis all the time as the Saints did. Outside Davis SF doesn't have a lot of options they have shown trust in. They only have 1 other target with over 20 receptions during the reg season.
If it rains as they say that should favor the o-line and work to slow down the rushers getting a jump.
G-men have more weapons, the better qb, and a defense playing as good as anyone recently.
PCH said 01/22, 06:31 PM
i see them forcing the ball over in a great AFC title game
Nah, but the 49er's d is nasty, I'll give the slight edge to the Giants on the defensive line, but i think the 49er's dbs are better than the G-men, personal opinion..
I think we'll see a grueling game, but this "unstoppable" crap by Antrel Rolle, is just stupid.
the 49er's have balance, on both ends, just like the Giants.. I see a close one, but I see Alex Smith making a little noise. Smith is smart with the ball, it's been relevant all season long.
Eli this and Eli that, he's still not better than big bro.
Tyree, he made a catch for the ages..
:CubanMissile: said 01/22, 07:14 PM
OK well Davis got one: How the **** do you not cover him?
They may be first on the board, but NY will come back. While the 49ers may have a better secondary in your opinion they are going up against a group of receiving targets far superior then what SF has.
The Giants rush game has shown vast improvements recently, and they will do enough to keep SF guessing whether it will be a run or pass.
Eli is better than big bro.....................today..How's that neck bro? Besides he doesn't have to play to his bros old level, just simply run an offense better then Smith
I don't see a blow out, but the Giants have a much more explosive offense. They have more playoff experience and are riding a wave of momentum. I don't see A Smith having the late game magic he did last week. He had a nice year, but i'm still not ready to call him more then a game manager.
Sorry Mr. and Mrs. Harbaugh but don't pack your bags for Indy because neither of your sons will be playing their in 2 weeks.
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