It turns out that not only are Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers mere mortals, they’re also members of teams with lousy defenses.
The Niners cruised to yet another ho-hum, never-in-doubt victory over the Saints on Saturday. I was out on my porch birdwatching at the time, but I am told it was in fact a bit closer than the final score made it look. Something about Vernon Davis having a pretty good game?
Then on Sunday, the Giants went into Lambeau Field and made a lot of people believe that they are this year’s “team of destiny” by putting down a suddenly-inept Green Bay Packers team their referee sidekicks. The Packers’ lousy defense didn’t hurt matters much either.
So now we have us a conference championship game at the ‘Stick. Niners and (football) Giants, for a trip to the Super Bowl.
It’s no secret what the key to the game will be: the lines will likely be what decides who gets to go to Indy. If the Smiths all show up, things will bode well for the Niners. If they can’t get Eli on his back and the NY line does their thing, it will be time for us to start talking about our own Giants and their upcoming season.