Mac Attack 1/20/12: CBS NFL analyst Steve Tasker calls in to talk NFL Conference Championships with Mac and Jim.
Steve says the number one thing to look for in the Giants-49ers game is if the Giants can apply pressure up front. The 49ers have to protect Alex Smith and give him a chance to survey the field. When the Giants front four is playing well they are a different football team.
Steve agrees with Jim and thinks the Pats will be able to protect Brady against the Ravens. In order for the Ravens to knock them off, Brady has to throw picks and luck has to be on the Ravens side. He also points out that the Patriots are like Vampires and its hard to put that stake through their heart.
In regards to Joe Flacco, he feels he will play pretty well Sunday and not shrink in the big moment. He doesn’t have all the weapons that most of the elite Quarterbacks have in the NFL. If you gave Joe Flacco the pieces that Brady has, Flacco wouldn’t face as much criticism as he has lately.