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D.J. Ware channels Joe Montgomery

This is why they called me Mr. Minutiae when I was on the Giants beat:

I went back and looked at my play-by-play book from the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 14, 2001 (see post below) and compared the Giants' final drive that day to their final drive against the Seahawks Sunday.

Here goes:

Nov. 7, 2010: Drive began with 13:34 left and Giants at their 20-yard line, leading 41-7, with backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels under center.

Ware for 6 yards. Ware for 7. Ware for 5. Ware for 8. (False start on Snee.) Ware for 9. Ware for 4. Ware for 2. Jacobs for 7. Ware for 4. Ware for 6. Ware for 5. Ware for 0. Jacobs for 3. Jacobs for 3. Ware for 5. Ware for 5. Two-minute warning. Rosenfels kneel down. Rosenfels kneel down. Rosenfels kneel down.

Summary: 19 plays, 71 net yards, six first downs, 13:00 possession time.

Jan. 14, 2001: Drive began with 12:53 left and Giants at their 20-yard line, leading 41-0, with backup quarterback Jason Garrett under center.

Montgomery for 3. Montgomery for 6. Montgomery for 1. Montgomery for 3. Montgomery for 3. Montgomery for 7. Montgomery for 8. Montgomery for minus-1. Garrett to Hilliard for 4. Montgomery for minus-1. Montgomery for 2. Garrett sacked for minus-5. Face mask penalty on Vikings. Montgomery for 6. Montgomery for 0. Montgomery for 2. Montgomery for 3. Two-minute warning. Garrett kneel down. Garrett kneel down. Garrett kneel down.

Summary: 19 plays, 53 net yards, five first downs, 12:53 possession time.

There you have it.

See, some things never change.

Another thing that hasn't changed: Randy Moss pretty much quit on the Vikings that day after the team's slow start.

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