Sunday, January 20, 2008

Halftime: Packers 10 - Giants 6

The Packers' defense has held the Giants' scoring drives to two field goals, much as the Patriots did versus the Chargers in today's earlier AFC Championship Game. Give 'em the field goals, just don't let them into the end zone. The Pats let the Chargers kick four field goals and won 21-10. The Packers, despite -- surprisingly -- not running the ball at all, after being down 6-0, went up 7-6 quickly on a 90-yard TD pass from Brett to Donald Driver. That's how quickly it can change. The Pack had field position late in the half but had to settle for a 37-yard field goal by Mason Crosby to make the score 10-6.

Both Brett and Giants' QB Eli Manning seem to be passing the ball well. The Pack has only pressured Manning a few times and wound up the half with a 4th and 8 sack by A. J. Hawk. Plaxico Burress is winning the battle versus Al Harris at present, but if they keep going to that well don't be surprised if Harris winds up getting a pick in the second half.

The Pack defense has a done a great bend-don't-break job in the first half. The Packers' passing offense has worked pretty well given the conditions. But the running game has got to be turned up a notch in the second half to control time of possession and put some more points on the board.

Thirty minutes away from the Super Bowl. Go Pack Go!!!