NFL Predictions for 2010 Season: Giants Running Game Needs To Step Up

August 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Before I follow through with this article, I would like to encourage you to revisit the memories of Super Bowl XLII, specifically on the defensive side of the ball. There's Strahan flexing over Brady after a sack. There's Osi Umenyiora after pouncing on the ball, repeatedly yelling "I got it" as he lay at the bottom of a pile. And ultimately, there's confetti on the shoulders of Michael Strahan as he hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in his final game.
Those moments defined the game, in a game that may define the New York Giants' franchise. On that fateful February 3rd, the Giants defense put together a legendary performance.
So what does this have to do with the offense? Everything.
Aside from the epic final drive, the offensive performance of the Giants in that game has been largely ignored. After all, nearly one-third of Eli Manning's numbers came on the game-winning touchdown drive, and the team's leading rusher racked up just 45 yards.
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