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10 Years Ago Today: Giants Defeat 49ers in NFC Championship

Cyrus the Great : 1/22/2022 10:25 am
This is in my mind the best game of Manning's career. He got beaten to hell in this game.

Here's the link:
2011 NFC Championship Full Game - ( New Window )
One of my favorite games  
Matt M. : 1/22/2022 10:27 am : link
in 40 years of watching.
Feels like 50 years ago  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/22/2022 10:29 am : link
Have the Niner fans scapegoated that WR  
Jim in Forest Hills : 1/22/2022 10:31 am : link
who touched the ball? Have no idea if he lives in infamy there.
If you were putting one game in a time capsule  
Mike from Ohio : 1/22/2022 10:32 am : link
To show what made Eli such a special player, it would be that game. The guy could not be broken in that game.
I re-watched it a week or two ago.  
Big Blue '56 : 1/22/2022 10:47 am : link
My body hurts
Poor Tyler Sash  
GruningsOnTheHill : 1/22/2022 11:13 am : link
He took a wicked blindside hit on special teams at the end of regulation--no penalty called, and not much of a mention from the announcers. Wonder how much that hit played into his fate.
I think the 2 NFC title games at San Francisco  
Chris684 : 1/22/2022 11:15 am : link
Are among the most badass Giants games ever played.

Two of the most brutal games physically.

I also think the 2011 title game is Eli’s signature performance of his career. There is nothing that tops that. The guts, the throw to Manningham. It’s his greatest game.
Heart attack city  
gtt350 : 1/22/2022 11:31 am : link
winning that game was just joyous, running around the house and slide on the living room rug
No Argument About Eli  
clatterbuck : 1/22/2022 12:01 pm : link
but I still think he doesn't get enough credit for the 2007 conf championship in -1 degrees Green Bay. The conditions did impact his game one bit. He outplayed Favre by a lot.
Niners hit two plays to Davis and did nothing else  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 1/22/2022 12:11 pm : link
all day. Defense dominated on third downs.

The video of the post game locker room is GREAT.
One of My Favorites  
Andrew in Austin : 1/22/2022 12:24 pm : link
Such a brutal game and Manning was freaking incredible. That guy was just a mentally tough guy. Wasn't he recovering from a fever as well that game?
Eli's Opus  
Jimmycal : 1/22/2022 12:31 pm : link
Was at the Stick, so much tension in the air.
Remember when after those two runs  
j_rud : 1/22/2022 12:38 pm : link
a lot of us-A LOT-said a decade of bad football would be acceptable?

I don't think i've watched a more intense game  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/22/2022 2:02 pm : link
The two NFC Championship games against the 49ers are basiclaly the gold standard of physical, well-played NFC football.

Eli took a beating - that 49ers team was a couple of wins away from being an all-time defense. That front 7 was as good as it got.
Eli's greatest game  
US1 Giants : 1/22/2022 2:03 pm : link
RE: Remember when after those two runs  
djm : 1/22/2022 2:58 pm : link
In comment 15566813 j_rud said:
a lot of us-A LOT-said a decade of bad football would be acceptable?

Can't beleive it's been 10 years.  
truebluelarry : 1/22/2022 3:12 pm : link
What an aweseome, throwback style game that was. Right out of the 1980s.
RE: RE: Remember when after those two runs  
Big Blue '56 : 1/22/2022 3:13 pm : link
In comment 15567021 djm said:
In comment 15566813 j_rud said:


a lot of us-A LOT-said a decade of bad football would be acceptable?


Yup and I meant it, albeit I hate losing..Give me 1 SB title every 10 years and I’m happy..
Seems the 49ers never  
Alan W : 1/22/2022 3:23 pm : link
converted on third down.

Not once!
Best Giants game, I've ever seen ....  
Manny in CA : 1/22/2022 6:31 pm : link

Blessed to be there, at Candlestick, that day, with my son. I knew it was going to be a good day when a fan standing in line , waiting to get in , mistook me for ex Cal & Vikings great Joe Capp. He was very excited and asked me for an autograph !

It was raining hard. I'd taken a full rain suite. Some girl, sitting next to me, kept hugging me every time the Niners did something good(she couldn't see the Giants sweatshirt underneath). She didn't figure out I was a Giants fan till the end, when I was celebrating. She was so disappointed, poor thing - Ha !

stretch234 : 1/22/2022 10:38 pm : link
To me this was one of the best games a QB has ever played. Relentless pressure, hit on like 36 passes and zero turnovers, on the road
Anxiety inducing game  
Dave in PA : 1/22/2022 10:46 pm : link
I paced around watching that game the entire night. What a relief it was to come out of that with a victory. I felt beat up just watching that slug fest. Eli Manning really was a hell of a champion
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