I think we all know that these aren’t the 2007 Giants. Sure there are a good portion of holdovers. And they both rallied late to get into the playoffs. But be sure, this team isn’t coming into this Super Bowl under the radar, despite what they tell the media.
That’s fine. It should be that way. It’s because the Giants are the best team remaining, just like they were the second they knocked off the defending champion.
It’s ok to be a bit confident. It’s ok to think that this year’s Giants team is more like the Packers squad that rolled into Dallas last season and won the title. Just like Green Bay last season, the Giants head into the game as the popular pick thanks to an explosive offense and a dangerous defense. Rightfully so.
This group, throughout all of their struggles this year, has shown a knack for showing up in the big games this season. Eight days from today should be no different. The Giants have a chance to turn in their best showing of the season. They proved their versatility with the win in the San Fran slugfest, but will be more than happy to return to the ideal conditions in Lucas Oil. As I said earlier in the week, pick your poison Bill. You have to think they will take their chances and do what they have to do in putting pressure on Eli. He has proven that he will kill you if you sit back and let him have his choice of options.
As was said last week, we don’t see how the pass rush doesn’t show up for every game at this point. They did just that in San Francisco. If they can show up in this one then the Pats will be in big, big trouble. Here’s why: after two weeks of facing quarterbacks who are fleet of foot, the Giants get Brady, who doesn’t have that threat. This will allow them to break their rush lanes a little bit more because the threat of the run isn’t there.
The formula is simple in this one. Take away the aura of BB and this is a matchup that we should be looking forward to... The Giants just need to deliver 60 minutes!!!