This looks like it will be another classic between these two teams, with the same result. The New England Patriots with a hurt Rob Gronkowski are relatively the same team as they were in 2007, but with a worse defense. As for the New York Giants, they are a better team than they were in 2007. I know the Giants had the 27 ranked defense this year, but in the last few weeks they have played like a number one defense. Most of the time winning a championship is all about getting hot at the right time and that's what the Giants have done. Whether it's a game at home or on the road, or even being an underdog in their last three games, they have gotten the job done.
The Patriots offense will definitely keep them in it, but as they say, defense wins championships. The Giants have it and the Patriots don't. The Patriots are a field goal away from watching the game at home, because their defense couldn't stop the Baltimore Ravens on a last minute drive. They're lucky to be in this game and that luck ends Sunday. The Giants will again put pressure on Tom Brady and force some bad throws, maybe a turnover or two.
In a game that will go down to the end, most people would pick Brady over Eli Manning, but this year is different. No quarterback this season and even in a single season all time has been better in the fourth quarter than Manning. With the Giants offense having new weapons they didn't have last time in Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Mario Manningham, they go on to win 24-21.
Who do you have in this one?