How about the difference in our special teams. As recently as the middle of the year, and for a long time before then, our special teams have been a sore spot. But our kick coverage has been good, our punter and punt coverage has also been good. Weatherford has been booming the ball all season long, and then yesterday our punt coverage team was the difference in the game.
HUGE kudos to Devin Thomas for the heads up play on his first fumble recovery. How many times have we seen a Giants player, or players, in the past, when they see a ball on the ground just stop because they hear or assume there will be a whistle and then the ball ends up being a live one. He made a heads up play by picking that ball up even though he heard a whistle. That was huge. Once again he made a huge play recovering the fumble that Jacquain Williams caused. We can't forget Derrick Martin's heads up play in recovering the surprise onsides kick against Green Bay. He showed discipline by not leaving his spot until he knew the ball was kicked down field.
Even the field goal unit deserves credit. Yes the snap was low, but it was one that a good holder can handle, which Weatherford did a great job of. And Tynes said in post game interviews that when he saw the low snap he slowed his approach down that way Weatherford would have an extra second to settle the ball. Great job by Tynes for doing so. And then he kicks it right down the middle.
What was not so long ago a weakness for the Giants, has become a reliable part of the Giants, and it helped win us the NFC championship yesterday, and for that you must give the Giants Special Teams a HUGE kudos