So now the issues have all been settled. The Packers and Steelers and Ravens have choked and the two teams left in the NFL are the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.
In 2007 the Patriots were riding a year of records. Randy Moss broke some, Tom Brady broke others on the way to the Patriots 18-0 record. And then this happened.
Eli Manning squirms to his first Superbowl victory and the Patriots perfect season was crushed. Two weeks from now we will have a Superbowl rematch.
Like 2007 the Giants have gotten hot at the right time. Sometimes ugly in the regular season, they are now healthy with a defensive line that will give any NFL team match-up issues and a quarterback in Eli was has stopped making game-losing mistakes and of course breakout receivers like Manningham and Cruz and shit. And Eli is an elite quarterback in the NFL even though his own team's fans hate on him when he sucks for a game or two.
But of course the Pats are coming out on top.
I mean on offense forget about it. Unless the Giants front four can have Tom Brady under pressure every single play the Giants d will get carved up. It's Tom Brady in the Superbowl, you're going to get scored on.
The Giants offense is really one of the keys to this game. Will the under-rated all year Pats defense hold up against Eli and his crew of diva receivers? I say yes sir but who the fuck knows how it will go down. Having Patrick Chung back at safety is huge for the Pats and hopefully Brandon Spikes will help stifle the Giants running game. If the Pats secondary can prevent Eli from hitting those fast receivers some of the time the Pats will have a chance.
In the end it will come down to turnovers. The offense that converts points will beat the one that coughs up a pick or fumble. Or the team with the shitty kicker who shanks a 35 yard chip, but that can't happen in the NFL right? Hopefully it's an awesome game with some funny-as-hell advertisements.