Here’s a snippet from today’s offering on NYT’s Fifth down blog — concerning Super Bowl 25 and the Giants vs. Bills:
Coming into the Super Bowl, the Giants were confident they would be able to run right at the Bills, complete play-action passes, control the clock, and turn the game into a scrimmage battle and a clash of wills. Slowing the pace would frustrate Buffalo, especially the hurry-up offense. As Phil Simms said two days before the game: “Two drives, that’s all it takes, two of those long, time-consuming drives. That’s all it takes to screw up the other team’s offense, to foul up the tempo of their game. You see them on the sidelines, getting all antsy: ‘God, we’ve got to get something going.’”
Check out the rest of the article here.