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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 07:38 PM
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1. LINK: Giants Upset Packers to Reach N.F.C. Title Game
GREEN BAY, Wis. In the back of the end zone, Mario Manningham danced and shimmied. On the sideline, Tom Coughlin pumped his fist. In the middle of the field, Eli Manning raised his hands.

There were still just under seven minutes remaining Sunday, but the Giants knew. So did Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who looked nauseous near the Green Bay bench. The Packers fans at Lambeau Field, so many of them wearing down hunting jackets in the icy air, knew too: they had just seen the kill shot. Again.

Four years after the Giants beat the Packers here in the N.F.C. championship game on their way to a Super Bowl title, they did it again Sunday in a divisional game in far more convincing fashion. Mannings 4-yard touchdown pass to Manningham was his third scoring toss of the day as the Giants upset top-seeded Green Bay, 37-20. The Giants will travel to San Francisco next Sunday needing only one more victory to reach the Super Bowl yet again.

For the Giants, the victory is a continuation of a run that began Dec. 24, when they beat the Jets to set up a win-and-in matchup with the Dallas Cowboys in the final game of the regular season. They won that, pounding the Cowboys, then beat the Atlanta Falcons in the wild-card round before becoming the first road team in this postseason to win.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/16/sports/football/giant...
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  -GIANTS FUCKIN WIN BIG DainBramaged  Jan-15-12 06:54 PM   #0 
  - LINK: Giants Upset Packers to Reach N.F.C. Title Game  Rhiannon12866   Jan-15-12 07:38 PM   #1 
  - ;) and what a game it was. took down the Champion Packers in Lambeau. wow!  Divine Discontent   Jan-15-12 07:55 PM   #2 
  - Tough choice, since we liberals are supposed to be Packers supporters  Rhiannon12866   Jan-15-12 09:48 PM   #6 
     - aw! nice story :)  Divine Discontent   Jan-15-12 09:53 PM   #7 
        - When I followed football, I was a fan of the Cowboys  Rhiannon12866   Jan-15-12 10:03 PM   #8 
           - Otis Sistrunk era.......me too. Raiders when they were good.  DainBramaged   Jan-16-12 01:51 PM   #16 
              - That takes me back...  Rhiannon12866   Jan-17-12 04:59 AM   #19 
  - win big??  PatrynXX   Jan-15-12 08:41 PM   #4 
     - well it wasnt a crushing victory but it was a good ol butt kicking AT Lambeau  Divine Discontent   Jan-15-12 09:28 PM   #5 
        - Agree with you! I'm still in shock  girl_interrupted   Jan-15-12 11:20 PM   #9 
        - exactly, they beat a 15-1 team at home by 17! huge win  Divine Discontent   Jan-16-12 01:46 AM   #10 
        - Sure was! What a Hail Mary that was!!!!  girl_interrupted   Jan-16-12 10:45 AM   #14 
        - I'll take my old team, the 49ers!  femrap   Jan-16-12 03:57 PM   #17 
        - It WAS a crushing victory because they beat the Packers AT HOME, defending champions  DainBramaged   Jan-16-12 01:49 PM   #15 
  - Life-long Steelers Fan Here  Joyce78   Jan-15-12 08:36 PM   #3 
  - Niners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Mz Pip   Jan-16-12 10:02 AM   #11 
  - Mz Pip!  girl_interrupted   Jan-16-12 10:39 AM   #13 
  - And let me join you in that shout-out!  villager   Jan-16-12 08:37 PM   #18 
  - Sad day in America, Manning looked good, but he is no Rodgers  bahrbearian   Jan-16-12 10:20 AM   #12 
  - Mr. Rogers? No one is.....  DainBramaged   Feb-09-12 10:26 PM   #24 
  - It was great: now the Niners have a home field for the NFC championship.  dtexdem   Jan-17-12 12:49 PM   #20 
  - Super Bowl Champs!!  girl_interrupted   Feb-07-12 02:44 AM   #21 
  - I see selective moderation of DU2 continues  snooper2   Feb-07-12 09:42 AM   #22 
     - if THIS is all you've got to concern yourself with...  Divine Discontent   Feb-07-12 11:17 AM   #23 
 

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