OK, who could have predicted that the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers would combine to create one of the best matchups of the year so far in the NFL. It’s true. The New York Giants are on top of the NFC East right now, and trying to hold on in a tough stretch of games. With the Philadelphia Eagles as the anointed team in the division prior to the regular season, few were expection Eli Manning and the Giants to be a serious threat. But here they are at 6-2, leading Dallas by two games and the Dream Team Eagles by three. The NFL season has a ways to go but you have to admit that’s a good lead at the mid-point of the NFL season.
Likewise for the San Francisco 49ers. Realistically, in a known weak division, anyone has a shot. But few called for the 49ers to be not only leading the NFC West but to one of the top teams in the conference after eight games. At 7-1 the San Francisco 49ers are the owners of the second best record in the NFC. Right now the 49ers hold an incredible 5-game lead over the next best team in the NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks. An NFC West Championship is an almost foregone conclusion.
Another surprising turn in the NFL. But isn’t it a great league when teams like these can rise to the top. It certainly keeps you on your toes. Anyway, Giants at 49ers tickets are the best ticket on the West Coast this week.