Brandon Jacobs: We decapitated the Patriots
“We decapitated them. They can’t wear that crown no more,” Jacobs said after the game. “Can’t wear that crown any more.”
Guess what, Brandon? I don’t think they really had a crown on before. Until this season, the Pats hadn’t won a playoff game since losing to the Giants in the 2008 Super Bowl. The crown was off after their last two postseason exits. This win just solidified the Giants’ dominance over the Pats in big games recently, so sorry to spoil the enjoyment.
Jacobs also spoke glowingly about Eli Manning, as he should have.
“Now he’s got two (Super Bowls) so does this make him the best quarterback in the NFL? Drew Brees is a great quarterback, he’s at home. Aaron Rodgers is a great quarterback, he’s at home. Eli beat (Tom Brady) twice. You guys ask Tom Brady that and I bet he’ll tell you the same thing. Eli’s a beast. Eli’s an animal. There’s not enough I can say about him. He’s a great quarterback.”
I wouldn’t have expected anything less coming from Jacobs, considering the passing game pretty much carried the offense the entire season. Eli put up some big-time stats, but more importantly, he was tremendous in the fourth quarter of most games, including the Super Bowl.