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This isn't your 2007 Giants

This just isn't. This is a new team of football. And we will NOT be an afterthought of the 2007 Giants.

The 2007 Superbowl winning Giants have been compared to this years team in many ways. Yes, both time we were underdogs. Yes, both times are defense has been stepping late when it has mattered. Yes, both times we were not predicted to go far, even in the regular season. Yes, both times we defeated the top teams in the league. Aside from that, there is not much resemblance.

2007 record: 10-6 Wildcard

2011 record: 9-7 Division Winner

Not necessarily a cause for alarm that this year's team is worse, but its just to point out that the two teams started off on different pathways. Technically for us, our playoff season this year started in Week 16 (Jets).

First off, I'd like to talk about the offense. That year we had more of a balanced passing/rushing combo where for rushing we had

____________________Attempts__________Total Yards_______Avg Per Carry___ TDs_____ Yds/Game

2007 Regular Season -......469........................ 2148 ........................ 4.6....................15............. 134.3

2011 Regular Season -.....411......................... 1427 ...........................3.5......................17............ 89.2

Huge difference in the run game. That's about 45 yds less per game from our running backs. But what does that transfer over too? Our passing game. (Only Eli's numbers since he was and still is our main QB)

___________________Attempts__Comp___Total Yards___Yds/Game___Avg____TD/ Int_____Rating

2007 Regular Season -......529.......... 297.............. 3336............ 208.5......... 6.3.........23/20..........73.9

2011 Regular Season -.......589............359...............4933.......... 295.9..........8.4..........29/16...........92.9

We have, by far, changed our game plan this year due to ineffective running and Eli has stepped up and delivered. The TD/Int ratio is alot lower than in 2007. We became a more efficient pass-first team rather than one that relies on the run.

Secondly, I'd like to mention our style of winning. Throughout the season, Eli has lead this team to several comeback wins and we did not really have many blowouts.We had a lot more comfortable wins back in 2007 DURING the regular season. However, in the playoffs, we would win games in more dramatic fashions.

Won Wild Card Playoffs(Buccaneers) 24–14

Won Divisional Playoffs(Cowboys) 21–17

Won Conference Championship (Packers) 23–20

Won Super Bowl XLII (Patriots) 17–14

Aside from the Wild Card game, these wins were alot closer than the ones we have played now.

Now let's look at our playoff games, so far (Including Jets + Cowboys)

Won Week 16 (Jets) 29-14

Won Week 17 (Cowboys) 31-14

Won Wild Card Playoffs (Falcons) 24–2

Won Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 37-20

If you look at the games we've played, we have absolutely manhandled most of the teams here. 15 pt win to the Jets. 17 pt win to the Cowboys. 22 pt win to the Falcons. 17 pt win against the closest team to undefeated since the 2007 Patriots. There is not much resemblence there my friends.

In my opinion, those are the most important differences in these two teams that I can actually right about. The coach is the same. The quarterback is the same, but the team is different. This isn't the 2007 Giants. Plus, we have already defeated the top team on this year's journey, which was our last step 4 years ago. That's huge.

We aren't the 2007 Giants, oh no we are not. This is a whole new legacy, my friends. This is a new chapter. This is the 2011 New York Motherflippin' Giants.

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