that was 1 small aspect, and kind of a half hearted attempt at a joke; but the the media is often wrong so if they are going one way, there's a good chance that way is wrong. Greeney is also wrong very often, when you have a group of idiots saying one way is the way to go, you should probalby expect the opposite to be the best route. Ever see the movie hot to trot? he doens't start winning until he starts polling all the losers on who they are betting on and starts betting against all of them.
The 2nd part is more statiscally based, and GB doesn't lose 3 at home, and a team knowing that their playoffs hopes are trashed after two games if they lose they are going to play harder and w/more intinsity, and that's some of what you saw tonight.