The Giants beat the Packers soundly. But why?
1 Al Harris - Plaxico Burress owned him. If that doesn't happen, it's a different game.
2 The Packers O line - The pass protection was OK, but the run blocking looked like it did at the beginning of the season. Grant had nowhere to go.
3. Poor play calling - This is the hardest thing for amateurs to judge, but it seemed like they could throw down the middle and needed to exploit that until the Giants stopped it. The sideline stuff and the wide receiver screens were never there. Even over the middle, I wonder why they didn't throw more slants and short stuff. One thing that may have made the playcalling look bad is that the Giants tackled better than I have seen all year.
4. Favre got cold - People are saying that he looked cold and old, but that was just at the end. He had a great game for two and a half quarters. They were moving even without a running game. Maybe the weather finally got to him. There's a reason we tend to move south when we retire.
5. Jarrett Bush - fall on the damn ball! - He may have thought he didn't have the room for it, but why do people who play professional football for a living have so much trouble remembering this?