Even though these 2 teams somehow played a 0-0 half in November, have to go with the over, and even if I didn't like the Giants outright I'd like the hook considering the 4 Brady Super Bowls have all been 3 point games.
I think New York is going to win outright, cementing them as New England's white whale and continuing NYC's domination of their sporting rivalry with Boston.
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2007 was fun as the Patriots were fighting to have the ultimate perfect season, and the Giants were the spoiler. This year, it doesn't matter, and the Pats win 35-20.
I have to work that night, and I was going to try and get someone to cover, but I hate both teams and thus I will only DVR this Super Bowl...for the commercials.
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Even if the Pats win 56-7, I'm not sure that will make up for the horrible feeling of watching the "Helmet Catch" unfold and them replay it over and over and over. A fluke pass resulted in a fluke catch by a guy who never caught another NFL pass, ending the perfect season with minutes left.
This one is gonna be close. It should be an interesting two weeks living here in Connecticut halfway between East Rutherford and Foxboro.
The Giants seem to have fed on the rematch scenario over the past 2 playoff runs- well, this time, the rematch is a game they *won*. Wonder how much that'll factor in to it?
Given how close the Conference Title Games went, plus the prior Super Bowl, here's the bold prediction- This will be the first Super Bowl to go to overtime. Giants tie it late, Pats win it in OT 31-28.
I'm not looking forward to the next two weeks of harping by the media over how great and wonderful Eli is followed by the comparison of the two brothers.
I am looking forward to the defeated look on Eli's face when they lose, however. Maybe, just for an added bonus, they can get a couple shots of the entire Manning clan with their heads hung in disappointment too.
Looking at the NFC Championship game after the Pats won, I feel like the Giants have a better shot to go TD-for-TD with the Patriots offense than the 49ers would've, yet I would've liked to have seen the Niners D vs. the Pats O. A lot of the Patriots offense seems to be predicated on YAC (with Welker over the middle, Gronk and Hernandez), and the 49ers D is as solid a tackling group as I've seen all year, so that would've been a fun match-up to watch.
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Originally posted by wannaberockstarI am looking forward to the defeated look on Ely's face when they lose, however. Maybe, just for an added bonus, they can get a couple shots of the entire Manning clan with their heads hung in disappointment too.
...which, should it happen, would never ever even remotely approach the shock or even the significance of the Patriots' blowing their perfect season.
I'm going to go with the Giants winning outright followed by the Giants inviting A-Rod and Jeter into the locker room during the NBC postgame celebration, causing the entire city of Boston to spontaneously explode with rage.
I still don't get why everyone is so confident in the Giants? They stumbled into the playoffs at the last possible second (literally the last game of the regular season) and Eli played terrible Sunday against the 49er's (who did everything THEY could to look even worse than the Giants).
Heck, they nearly did the same thing as the Ravens at the end of the game and nearly botch the field goal in over time (delay of game? really?).
Originally posted by wannaberockstarI still don't get why everyone is so confident in the Giants?
NEP secondary, I would think. Plus they beat New England this year with last-minute funtime. But Giants' defense is not exactly in Feb '08 form either. So a shootout on the fast track, the culmination of all the rule changes and passing records falling.
I've gotta say, I really rooted against Peyton Manning early in his career, because in a former life I was a Gator fan and the dislike just seemed to carry over even after I'd been converted. Once Tony Dungy became his coach, I couldn't hate him anymore....