Superbowl Patriots V Giants

Well its finally here and Tom Brady and the Patriots will be looking to revenge their 2008 defeat to Eli and the Giants, however despite the odds this is no forgone conclusion.

The NY Giants had to wait till the last game of the season to clinch the NFC East with a far from impressive 9-7 record. They had an up and down regular season which included a good win at the Patriots on one hand and two losses to the Redskins on the other. Eli Manning who has been in big brothers shadow somewhat had a pretty impressive season racking up 4933 regular season yards and 29 TDs helping the Giants to the no 5 r passing ranking. However that ended 32nd rushing and defensively they struggled against the pass and were at best mediocre against the run; so much for defense winning championships.

Their opponents from the AFC East New England had a much more impressive season finishing 13-3 thanks to a run of 8 wins to close the season out. Tom Brady who is appearing in his 5 Superbowl had a great season racking up 5,235 yards passing and scoring 39 TDs, helped in no small part by TE Rob Gronkowski who picked up 17 in the regular season. He is listed as questionable however he will almost certainly play.  The Patriots were ranked no 2 In passing and 20th rushing, however like the giants they struggled defensively ranking 31st against the pass.

Given their passing prowess and leaky defenses we should be in for a lively game tonight and 800 yards of combined offense looks a strong possibility which should keep the neutrals happy, but the big question is who will win.

Well overall we have to give the Patriots the edge if  Gronkowski is fit and although both head coaches are master tacticians this could easily come down to who makes the fewest mistakes, and here Tom Brady’s experience comes into play.

Our prediction is New England 31 New York Giants 24.



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