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Something I forgot about that 2007 Dallas team we beat

Knee of Theismann : 6/22/2018 9:14 pm
They set the record for most pro bowl selections EVER with 13. Man that makes it even sweeter. So we beat a team with a record number of pro bowlers and the only team to ever go 16-0 in a season. Plus we won the NFCCG with the longest field goal ever at Lambeau in the postseason... in -23 degree weather (or something).

What a historic run... just wanted to mention this since I happened to stumble upon it and it brought a smile to my face :-) have a great weekend everybody.
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Thankfully Jerry ran Parcells off with TO  
arniefez : 6/22/2018 9:17 pm : link
after 2006. Because Parcells had built a team that was setup for a long championship run. Even Wade Phillips went 13-3 with that team in 2007.
Right but then the second they lost that game...  
Aqua Giants : 6/22/2018 9:22 pm : link
"Eli was carried the whole way through 2007 and Romo didn't have a solid team built around him" - every Dallas fan
My favorite win ever  
Ben in Tampa : 6/22/2018 9:33 pm : link
Shoved it right down that insanely unlikeable Dallas teams throat.
That run  
djm : 6/22/2018 9:46 pm : link
Coming at the dallas expense (twice, donít forget 2011) carries so much weight with me... A true gift from the football gods.
If memory serves, at least a couple Cowboys that season  
mfsd : 6/22/2018 9:46 pm : link
made the Pro Bowl on reputation more than their play that season. Safety Roy Williams being the most obvious example, that was his last if I think 5 pro bowls, but he wasnít really that great in 2007

Which recalls one of Bob Papaís most memorable calls, on Toomerís long TD in our playoff win over Dallas ďand Roy Williams fell down, but heís going to the Pro BowlĒ



That 2007 playoff game came down to one simple conclusion  
djm : 6/22/2018 9:50 pm : link
The giants scored a TD in the second half, Dallas kicked a FG. Ball game. Eli and the giants did just enough that day. Dallas played well, the giants played better.
Pretty sure just before that game  
mrvax : 6/22/2018 10:00 pm : link
Jerry Jones had already passed out complimentary tickets to all the Cowboy players for the following week in Green Bay.
RE: Pretty sure just before that game  
mfsd : 6/22/2018 10:05 pm : link
In comment 13997912 mrvax said:
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Jerry Jones had already passed out complimentary tickets to all the Cowboy players for the following week in Green Bay.


Yup thatís the story I remember too.

Seeing that jackass come down to the sidelines the way he always did, then standing there looking miserable was the cherry on top
what I remember about that game  
CMicks3110 : 6/22/2018 10:06 pm : link
is the defensive line made their offensive line tired. Usually it's the other way around. But our lineman were so athletic and fit that they were sucking wind.
RE: Pretty sure just before that game  
Bramton1 : 6/22/2018 10:20 pm : link
In comment 13997912 mrvax said:
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Jerry Jones had already passed out complimentary tickets to all the Cowboy players for the following week in Green Bay.


Mostly correct. Jones passed out tickets for the NFC Championship Game in Dallas. The Cowboys were the #1 seed.
Good catch  
mrvax : 6/22/2018 10:23 pm : link
Bramton1.
I rewatched XLVI  
bradshaw44 : 6/22/2018 11:19 pm : link
a few nights ago. Totally forgot Chad Johnson was on that team. Iíve forgotten so much over the years.
Brandon Jacobs...  
jnoble : 6/22/2018 11:26 pm : link
...running up to the scoreclock and smashing it with the ball after a TD run was one of my fav moments of that game :-)
RE: Brandon Jacobs...  
Mike from SI : 6/23/2018 12:43 am : link
In comment 13997979 jnoble said:
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...running up to the scoreclock and smashing it with the ball after a TD run was one of my fav moments of that game :-)


Jacobs f***ing HATED the Cowboys as much as we all do, and it made me like him even a little bit more.
How will there ever be a better victory lap  
mattlawson : 6/23/2018 8:19 am : link
Than that run?
RE: That 2007 playoff game came down to one simple conclusion  
mattlawson : 6/23/2018 8:21 am : link
In comment 13997895 djm said:
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The giants scored a TD in the second half, Dallas kicked a FG. Ball game. Eli and the giants did just enough that day. Dallas played well, the giants played better.


Our defensive adjustments in the second half were pretty special there. 100 yards on the ground first half. 0 in the second.
I remember seeing some Packers fans before the championship game  
mfsd : 6/23/2018 8:43 am : link
in the bar we were at, traded some good natured trash talk, then saying with 100% honesty, we just beat the Cowboys in Dallas to ruin their season, shutting up Jerrah and the legion of Cowboy fan bitches in the process - I donít care if we win today or not, everything after last week is gravy
Wasn't that the game where T.O. cried  
Hammer : 6/23/2018 8:49 am : link
during the post-game conference?

Now that was epic!
RE: what I remember about that game  
OntheRoad : 6/23/2018 9:05 am : link
In comment 13997919 CMicks3110 said:
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is the defensive line made their offensive line tired. Usually it's the other way around. But our lineman were so athletic and fit that they were sucking wind.


Don't remember ever seeing that before -- the Giants rotated their defensive line and kept them so fresh that the usual 4thQ "run out the clock" practice was reversed. Instead, the Giants' pass rush got more and more successful.
RE: Right but then the second they lost that game...  
jhibb : 6/23/2018 12:23 pm : link
In comment 13997853 Aqua Giants said:
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"Eli was carried the whole way through 2007 and Romo didn't have a solid team built around him" - every Dallas fan


Ha! Exactly.
Favorite Eli drive ever  
JohnB : 6/23/2018 3:34 pm : link
Before the half, Dallas marches the length of the field, taking almost 10 minutes off of the clock scoring a TD and leaving Eli with a minute and a half or so before halftime. Eli drives back and stuffs it down their throats in like 45 seconds, ending with Toomer TD. Take that!!!
RE: Favorite Eli drive ever  
RobCarpenter : 6/23/2018 4:01 pm : link
In comment 13998286 JohnB said:
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Before the half, Dallas marches the length of the field, taking almost 10 minutes off of the clock scoring a TD and leaving Eli with a minute and a half or so before halftime. Eli drives back and stuffs it down their throats in like 45 seconds, ending with Toomer TD. Take that!!!


This was the game right there.
In that end of the half TD drive, Steve Smith had two good  
SB 42 and 46 and ? : 6/23/2018 4:39 pm : link
catches for first downs. On the second one he drew the facemask penalty.

Smith also had the biggest Super Bowl catch never replayed. The 3rd and eleven first down catch between the Tyree helmet catch and the Burress TD catch.

And Kevin Boss made the big 19 yard catch and run that kicked off the Giant's first TD drive in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl. Two rookies coming up so big under pressure and we never heard from them again. Neither did anyone else, I guess.

I had my Sirius Satellite back then and I loved listening to the Dallas radio announcers at the end. "You know, I really didn't think that Dallas would have much trouble beating the Giants."

This was also the game that defined Tony Romo to me. The Giants barely had enough offense to take the lead in the 2nd half and the 'Boys offense had three cracks at the Giants from increasingly better field position. Romo just had to lead his team to a TD on any of those drives.
RE: Favorite Eli drive ever  
bradshaw44 : 6/23/2018 4:46 pm : link
In comment 13998286 JohnB said:
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Before the half, Dallas marches the length of the field, taking almost 10 minutes off of the clock scoring a TD and leaving Eli with a minute and a half or so before halftime. Eli drives back and stuffs it down their throats in like 45 seconds, ending with Toomer TD. Take that!!!


Yep! The pass to Boss that got us to like the five was awesome. Eli played awesome during that playoff run.
'Roy Williams just fell down, but he's going to the  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/23/2018 4:48 pm : link
Pro Bowl.'-Bob Popa.
...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/23/2018 4:48 pm : link
Papa*. Damn phone.
Steve Smith was unspectacular, but man  
CT Charlie : 6/23/2018 6:32 pm : link
was he valuable. It seemed like he always got 1 or 2 yards past the chains, always used his body to shield the defender, and he never dropped a catchable ball. Miss him.
RE: How will there ever be a better victory lap  
djm : 6/23/2018 6:43 pm : link
In comment 13998049 mattlawson said:
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Than that run?


There wonít be a better run for any team in any sport. Sorry everyone, but thatís the truth. Ok maybe one run by one unmentionable team in mlb, but we arenít going there and even that run doesnít check all the boxes that nyg checked off in 2007.

With that said, we can sure as hell try and top it! 2011 was a nice follow up.
RE: RE: That 2007 playoff game came down to one simple conclusion  
djm : 6/23/2018 6:46 pm : link
In comment 13998051 mattlawson said:
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In comment 13997895 djm said:


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The giants scored a TD in the second half, Dallas kicked a FG. Ball game. Eli and the giants did just enough that day. Dallas played well, the giants played better.



Our defensive adjustments in the second half were pretty special there. 100 yards on the ground first half. 0 in the second.


The DL was nothing short of heroic. They were close to being overmatched in that game just like every other team was during that season. The dallas OL in 2007 was excellent, maybe even more imposing than their latest ol that I still say is a tad overrated.

This wasnít 1986 or 1990 when the giants defense was better than everyone else. The 07 giants DL had to play better than it probably could have most of the time in this game. Second half they really upped their game. Had to happen.
wow  
giantfan2000 : 6/23/2018 7:31 pm : link
Dallas controlled the most of second quarter with monster drive that lasted 10 plus minutes and it looked like they were going to take over the game
but Eli came back with 46 seconds left in first half and drove down field for TD.

RE: wow  
markky : 6/23/2018 9:11 pm : link
In comment 13998407 giantfan2000 said:
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Dallas controlled the most of second quarter with monster drive that lasted 10 plus minutes and it looked like they were going to take over the game
but Eli came back with 46 seconds left in first half and drove down field for TD.


Eli was amazing that whole post season. But my favorite memory is Jerruh on the sideline. Every time I see a picture of that I smile.
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Geomon : 6/23/2018 10:36 pm : link
Ah, yes,  
Doomster : 6/24/2018 8:49 am : link
Memory Lane.....
What I always remember  
TrueBlue56 : 6/24/2018 10:39 am : link
Is that we had a decimated secondary. The cowboys wide receivers were running free through our defense and the cowboys could not capitalize. Romo was so flustered and erratic. I believe he got an intentional grounding penalty late in the game. What an amazing game.
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arcarsenal : 6/24/2018 11:17 am : link
I honestly was content with that season as soon as we won that game. That was all I wanted out of that season... to spoil their season in one shot.

I never in a million years thought we were going to not only go into Lambeau and out-duel Favre in sub-zero temps, but defeat the undefeated Pats? Forget it..

But we did. :)
RE: .  
rebel yell : 6/25/2018 10:29 am : link
In comment 13998580 arcarsenal said:
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I honestly was content with that season as soon as we won that game. That was all I wanted out of that season... to spoil their season in one shot.

I never in a million years thought we were going to not only go into Lambeau and out-duel Favre in sub-zero temps, but defeat the undefeated Pats? Forget it..

But we did. :)

Best season ever IMO. It unfolded in almost story-book fashion. Still gives me chills thinking about it.
Emotionally that win against Dallas  
Moondawg : 6/25/2018 11:17 am : link
felt as exhilarating as winning the Superbowl.
RE: RE: Favorite Eli drive ever  
Moondawg : 6/25/2018 11:19 am : link
In comment 13998334 bradshaw44 said:
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In comment 13998286 JohnB said:


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Before the half, Dallas marches the length of the field, taking almost 10 minutes off of the clock scoring a TD and leaving Eli with a minute and a half or so before halftime. Eli drives back and stuffs it down their throats in like 45 seconds, ending with Toomer TD. Take that!!!



Yep! The pass to Boss that got us to like the five was awesome. Eli played awesome during that playoff run.


In NFL films summary of the game, there's a great sequence of a Dallas assistant cursing every time Eli marched right back up the field.
I remember when McQuarters pulled down that last INT  
Mike in Long Beach : 6/25/2018 11:26 am : link
I think it was the longest I ever waited to celebrate a win and not be destroyed by a late flag getting thrown. I must've waited a good 15 seconds. Didn't seem real that we actually won that game.
SB42 and 46 and ?  
Marty866b : 6/25/2018 11:35 am : link
Steve Smith was never heard from again? In 2009 he caught 107 balls for over 1200 yards which earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl. Injuries ruined what would have been a very nice career.
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