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Hail Mary to Nicks puts Packers in a hole

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An incredible sequence before halftime has put the Packers in a significant hole at Lambeau Field.

The Giants lead 20-10 at intermission after Hakeem Nicks caught a 37-yard Hail Mary pass from Eli Manning on the last play from scrimmage of the half. The Packers didn’t seem to expect the play.

That toss to Nicks came one play after Ahmad Bradshaw made an incredible 23-yard run by where he changed directions and somehow got out of bounds to set up Manning’s toss.

The Giants were essentially content to go to halftime with a 13-10 lead, but Bradshaw’s run and Green Bay’s shoddy tackling allowed the Giants one more play.

It has been a sloppy game from the Packers overall. Their secondary has been inconsistent and their tackling poor. Aaron Rodgers is averaging under six yard-per-attempt because of a lot of drops from his receivers. Rodgers also missed a potential touchdown toss to Greg Jennings.

The Packers haven’t trailed at halftime of a home game all year at Lambeau. If the No. 1 seed can’t come from behind in the next 30 minutes, the 49ers are going to be playing at home next week.

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40 Responses to “Hail Mary to Nicks puts Packers in a hole”
  1. dominator71030 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:23 PM

    Im a giants fan and i can honestly say that that coverage on the hail mary was horrible.

  2. kelvinmchale says: Jan 15, 2012 6:24 PM

    Heh heh, he said “Packers in a hole.” Heh heh Beavis.

  3. ynot1381 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:25 PM

    This sort of makes up for that BS call.

    Packers can still win this game though, but now the pressure is on their defense too.

  4. c1d7 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:25 PM

    Don’t worry the refs will dig them out, isn’t it a little funy the Giants D-Line has barely got to Rodgers all game yet they’ve been the talk of the league the last few weeks? As a fan it’s a disgrace.

  5. randylaheytpb says: Jan 15, 2012 6:25 PM

    “Hole” should be about 7 points deeper than it is.

    Thanks, Bill Leavy.

  6. calwilliams06 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:25 PM

    Fear not Pack fans, when Bill Leavy’s around, anything is possible.

  7. redbullenergydrink says: Jan 15, 2012 6:26 PM

    So Aaron Rodgers is human…

  8. canetic says: Jan 15, 2012 6:26 PM

    Packers are asleep. They have 30 mins to wake up.

  9. rcunningham says: Jan 15, 2012 6:26 PM

    Even though the Pack are only down by 10, it feels like they’re down by 30. Not seeing much passion out of anyone on their squad. It’s time for Rodgers to PROVE he’s the MVP and come out firing. Otherwise..they’ll just be remembered as the 15-1 team that couldn’t even get to the NFC Championship.

  10. tom35mt says: Jan 15, 2012 6:26 PM

    Eli ! luckiest QB in the history of the NFL…except for his face

  11. purplengold says: Jan 15, 2012 6:26 PM

    Nicks puts hail mary in packers hole

  12. irongershwin says: Jan 15, 2012 6:26 PM

    Hakeem the Dream is putting the team on his back doe. Go Big Blue. You’re my boy blue, you’re my boy.

  13. goldrush36 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:26 PM

    Gonna be a hell of a 2nd half and possibly an all time great next weekend. No matter who it is the game should be epic!!!

  14. pghguyy says: Jan 15, 2012 6:27 PM

    Their defense has been poor all year. Only because arron rogers can score 40 a game have they won so much

  15. roamingabriel says: Jan 15, 2012 6:27 PM

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!

    30 more minutes like this and NYG bring it to SF where we will spank you!!!

    Niners…………

  16. dinkdribbler says: Jan 15, 2012 6:27 PM

    As a football fan, I hope this game is not decided by the REFS!!!

  17. jhart615 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:27 PM

    uh oh…

  18. benh999 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:28 PM

    If the Packers lose, those goobers in Green Bay are going to drive their tractors into the lake.

  19. goddamnthatsfunny says: Jan 15, 2012 6:30 PM

    That was a hell of a catch

  20. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 15, 2012 6:36 PM

    Rodgers is 3-17 when trailing in the 4th Q, just sayin’

  21. zonedogz says: Jan 15, 2012 6:36 PM

    Niner’s fans gotta be pumped by that 1st half. Packers look
    awful.

  22. ammarradhi says: Jan 15, 2012 6:37 PM

    And that is your dagger, maybe GB should put in Flynn!

  23. joetoronto says: Jan 15, 2012 6:37 PM

    Something nobody is talking about…

    The Packers call a timeout just before Bradshaw rips off that big run that set up the hail mary. The Giants had no timeouts at the time.

    The only TD the Packers scored was after the non fumble call, wow.

    The NFL should investigate that call on the fumble, how can an honest ref look at that replay and say it wasn’t a fumble?

  24. budgrant says: Jan 15, 2012 6:41 PM

    Wow. Nice spot on that last giants drive. They just flat out pulled the ball back half a yard. He fell down and the ball landed in line with the first down marker.

  25. zaggs says: Jan 15, 2012 6:41 PM

    And the fix continues. Ware gets to the line at least when his butt hits the ground. Refs move it a yard back.

  26. bspurloc says: Jan 15, 2012 6:45 PM

    Danny Ware clearly just had the first down….
    had to watch my OWN replay since the announcers are too busy watching disney ot something to notice……

    when his rear hit the ground the ball wsa clearly on the 2 hash mark aka FIRST DOWN, but for some reason they put the ball on the first hash mark

  27. lilrob10201 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:45 PM

    Im surprised the refs did not call offensive pass interference to give the Packers another break.

  28. cmr123 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:48 PM

    Should have been a penalty on the play.

    The NY player gave the GB player a dirty look and with the new rules that is a penalty and if you do it twice you get ejected.

  29. akhter02 says: Jan 15, 2012 6:58 PM

    That was a clear fumble! Refs are favoring the Packers. Giants will win anyway … they really are on fire.

  30. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 15, 2012 7:07 PM

    If the Packers lose tonight all of a sudden Brees and Rodgers are behind Brady in the MVP race.

  31. budgrant says: Jan 15, 2012 7:09 PM

    Nice stop G-men! Now capitalize and regain control

  32. pastabelly says: Jan 15, 2012 7:12 PM

    For Pats and Giants, this looks eerily like 2007.

  33. tedmurph says: Jan 15, 2012 7:26 PM

    With NO and GB out, I’m starting to think the Pats mighty really pull this off.

  34. otis52gsh says: Jan 15, 2012 7:27 PM

    Great game today NY FOOTBALL GIANTS. You deserved the win.

  35. budgrant says: Jan 15, 2012 7:31 PM

    Bill lombardi with another phantom call. He didn’t even touch rodgers’ head!!

  36. kingcarlbanks says: Jan 15, 2012 7:46 PM

    Game over! Giants own Lambeau in January!

  37. fatfreddystubbs says: Jan 15, 2012 7:46 PM

    If the Packers win this game, which they won’t, but if they do, it should be given the same contempt as the 1972 soviet union “win” over the US in the Olympics in basketball. Officiating is a joke.

    and on another note, you hear a lot of CCRRUUUUUZZZZ when he catches a pass, yet you don’t hear the announcers talking about how Giants fans “travel well”. i guess that only applies to Packer fans.

  38. gdeli says: Jan 15, 2012 8:12 PM

    why the hell not? the packers secondary sucks, I thought I was watching the vikes secondary for a while. ick.

  39. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 1:52 AM

    c1d7 says:
    Jan 15, 2012 6:25 PM
    Don’t worry the refs will dig them out, isn’t it a little funy the Giants D-Line has barely got to Rodgers all game yet they’ve been the talk of the league the last few weeks? As a fan it’s a disgrace.
    ————

    It’s called blatantly holding. I thought JPP was going to smack a ref at one point.

  40. gimmeabruschi says: Jan 16, 2012 4:34 AM

    Eli may not be elite. But nobody can deny he is lucky.

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