Patriots Vs. Giants: Who Will Win The Super Bowl?
In dramatic fashion, both the New England Patriots and the New York Giants made their way to this year’s big game. The Patriots were able to barely edge the Baltimore Ravens and it took the Giants an extra period to best the San Francisco 49ers. However, both teams are now decided and any football fan knows that there is quite a bit of history here.
Two storied and former world champion quarterbacks will face off once again with Eli Manning and Tom Brady in the game. Of course, they’re playing in the stomping ground of Eli’s older brother Peyton Manning – a perennial championship threat who couldn’t take the field in order to carry the Indianapolis Colts on his back. If that weren’t enough, the Patriots and Giants have faced off in the Super Bowl before.
Back in 2007, the undefeated New England Patriots were on the verge of becoming the first team to go 19-0 in NFL history. The odds were in their favor and they were picked by just about everyone to win. However, the New York Giants gave them their first and only loss of the season and it came in the only game that really counted.
Five years later, these two teams are back with high-caliber quarterbacks and energized defenses in a game that should be everything it’s cracked up to be. We’ve got emotional content, talent, strong offensive units, and more. However, it is defense that wins championships.
New England’s defense allowed Baltimore’s Joe Flacco to develop a bit of a rhythm at times and to scramble in front of the line of scrimmage and make plays, but they were able to stop what would’ve been a touchdown pass to Lee Evans at the last possible second, keeping the game from going into OT. New York, on the other hand, wasn’t able to completely stop the Niners from scoring, but they were able to cause the fumble that eventually led to the scoring play.
None of that means much at this point, as the game has to play out. Who has the will? Who has the drive? Most importantly, who do you choose to win it all?