We’re going to the ‘ship!

When I saw the Giants lose to the Redskins back in week 15, I thought there was no way they could make a run in the playoffs. They looked lost, tired, and they still had to play two tough games against the Jets and Cowboys.

Here we are five weeks later, and the Giants are in the Superbowl. I really have no idea how this happened. They are a completely different team.

Eli Manning is playing the best football of his life, even better than he did in 2007. The defense is healthy, and the front four have done an incredible job putting pressure on the quarterback.

It’s scary how similar this playoff run is to 2007.

– In 2007, the Giants beat the Buccanners (an NFC South team) 24-14 in the wild-card round.

– In 2011, the Giants beat the Falcons (an NFC South team) 24-2 in the wild-card round.

– In 2007, the Giants went on the road to play the Cowboys, the #1 seed in the NFC, in the divisional round. They won 21-17.

– In 2011, the Giants went on the road to play the Packers, the #1 seed in the NFC, in the divisional round. They won 37-20.

– In 2007, the Giants went on the road to play the Packers, the #2 seed in the NFC, in the NFC championship game. The Giants won 23-20 in overtime when Lawrence Tynes kicked a game-winning field goal. The field goal was set up by a Brett Favre interception.

– In 2011, the Giants went on the road to play the 49ers, the #2 seed in the NFC, in the NFC championship game. The Giants won 20-17 in overtime when Lawrence Tynes kicked a game-winning field goal. The field goal was set up by a Kyle Williams fumble.

And both times, it’s been Giants/Patriots in the Superbowl.

From a personal standpoint, I was a junior in high school during the last playoff run. I was sixteen, didn’t have my license yet, and was getting ready to take the SAT’s. This time I’m a junior in college. A lot has changed since then, but once again, the Giants were able to complete an improbable playoff run.

And now comes the hardest part: waiting.

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