29 Jan 2008, 02:55pm by Mike Tanier
The Too Deep Zone season ends as it began: with an analysis of Eli Manning. Eli has grown up in recent weeks, but tape study shows that when it comes to the Giants passing game, simplicity is bliss. Plus, a breakdown of the Patriots run defense and a quibble with a Sporting News play diagram.
26 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2008, 8:34am by CV
28 Jan 2008, 01:49pm by Bill Moore
Bill Moore looks ahead to the Super Bowl by looking back at the Week 17 matchup between the Giants and Patriots. How did the Giants build a big lead? How did the Patriots surge ahead? Which team can learn the most from the prior experience?
67 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2008, 6:50pm by BDC
24 Jan 2008, 10:59am by Ben Riley
This week, Nick Hardwick and Richard Seymour quarrel like a couple of [witches], Tiki Barber praises the Giants through clenched teeth, and Emmitt Smith invents a step between the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl. Plus: Girls in bikinis!
99 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2008, 6:31pm by Cyrus
23 Jan 2008, 04:32pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a look at DVOA ratings for the conference championships. How historic is New York's four-game streak of great games? And by how much have the Giants outplayed the Patriots over the same stretch? (Hint: Actually, they haven't.)
153 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2008, 1:41am by Rick
23 Jan 2008, 01:57pm by Bill Barnwell
It's the little battles that could add up to death for the Patriots or the Giants come next Sunday. Bill Barnwell takes a look at some of the individual one-on-one's that will determine things in Arizona. Well, unless Bea Arthur shows up.
36 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2008, 7:55pm by george
22 Jan 2008, 11:59am by Michael David Smith
Was the success of New England's running game this season just a product of their record-setting passing attack? In the AFC Championship, we learned the answer is pretty clearly no.
93 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2008, 1:33pm by Wowsas
21 Jan 2008, 11:57am by Doug Farrar
Tom Brady had his worst game of the season, but it didn't matter, because of three crucial New England defensive stops. Brett Favre had the Lambeau advantage and everybody's good will, but it didn't matter, because a few late errant throws put the Packers in a deep freeze.
400 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2008, 5:09am by James
18 Jan 2008, 06:08pm by Aaron Schatz
How did the Giants become the hottest team in the NFL? Could it really be as simple as "Eli Manning is playing better?" Why yes, it really is that simple. Is that better version of Eli Manning good enough to keep Brett Favre from his third NFC title? That may depend more on the Giants secondary.
45 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2008, 11:44am by Gerry
18 Jan 2008, 02:44pm by Aaron Schatz
New England continues its march to 19-0 and history. Can the hobbled Chargers possibly stand in their way? If they want the answer to be "yes," they'll need more consistency from the running game, most creativity in their blitz packages, and better play in the middle of the secondary.
79 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2008, 11:46am by Herm?
18 Jan 2008, 11:13am by Mike Tanier
Jason Garrett plays chess with death (or the Giants defense at least), Mike McCarthy bones up for the cold weather, the Jaguars' tealprint isn't precisely a blueprint, Wisconsin television stations try to deny Eli's Seinfeld fix, and Mike Tanier's kid searches in vain for a five-year-old version of Hines Ward. If Too Deep Zone sounds a little brain-sprained, it's because football, unlike chess, is really complicated.
42 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2008, 10:57pm by JoRo