I completely disagree. In fact, I don’t think its too much of a stretch to say that no other team in football history would’ve beat this team in a playoff game. And I’m a Steelers fan! OK, maybe the Steelers of the late '70s would’ve beat them. But no one else!
I was watching the game on a theater-sized screen with about 30 other people, about 25 who are Giants fans. And I’ll tell you that at least half of them knew it was over as soon as they saw Ray Lewis’ introduction. I’m sure that many people viewed this as some sort of ghetto dance. But to me, it was an incredibly powerful statement that said “There is no way in hell that we’re losing this f-ing game. I simply will NOT allow it.” I mean, it wasn’t cockiness, it was just him stating what he knew to be a fact.
And you could’ve brought out an offense consisting of Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, Roger Craig, Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin and the offensive line of the Cowboys of the early '90s and they STILL would’ve been shut out.