Since 2007, the New York Giants have never won a game. At least not if you were to ask their opponents, who all claim they were the "better team" and the Giants either got lucky or some other nonsensical excuse. And that line of thinking continued on Monday as San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore recalled the NFC Championship game from a year ago, claiming the 49ers were the "better team," but just didn't finish.
"Knowing we were the better team. We didn’t finish," Gore said on Monday. "The Giants won the game. It was tough. It was real tough. I had a chance to go to the Pro Bowl and I couldn’t even go because I was so hurt. Knowing that we were the better team, but we didn’t finish. They won and they moved on.”
The Giants, of course, were the better team a year ago and went on to win Super Bowl XLVI. They were also the better team in week six of this season when they demolished the 49ers 26-3.
From the 49ers to the New England Patriots to the Green Bay Packers, this mantra has become a common theme in the NFL. If the New York Football Giants beat you, you were just having an off day and it's purely coincidental. But hey, as they say, sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.
However you want to look at it, the Giants were the better team a year ago. They were a better team in week six of this season. But when all the chips fell into place, they weren't as good as the 49ers in 2012. They can accept that, as painful as it may be, so perhaps Frank Gore should stop looking back and embracing his bitterness before what haunts him costs him another chance at a Lombardi Trophy.
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