Man oh man, this is as tough a call as it gets…
This year’s Super Bowl, with the Patriots fielding all-time best quarterback in Tom Brady and the New York Giants with the better team.That’s right, without argument the Giants are better everywhere, except tight end and maybe at quarterback. The Giants defense is better, its running game is better, its receivers are faster, younger and better.
At quarterback, it’s maybe a tie.
Eli Manning is 31 Brady is 34. Eli is much more mobile. Remember when the Chiefs broke Brady’s leg? It’s never been quite the same since.
Yet the New England Patriots, who lost to New York earlier this year at New England, are a 3 point favorite.
Oh yeah, and the Giants beat Green Bay on the road at Green Bay, 37-20. Green Bay, who everyone including me picked to win it all! So why on earth are the Pats the favorites? Why?
Still as of today – and this could change – I’m picking New England.
Remember when a younger, less experienced Giants team beat the undefeated Patriots in the 2007 Super Bowl?
So why again are the Pats the favorite?
My answer is we love Tom Brady. He’s handsome, he’s a winner, he’s our boy. Even though his year was saved by one receiver, Rob Gronkowski. But Rob has a messed up ankle, which is not good. The Pats’ Wes Welker and Deon Branch are not as fast or deadly as the Giants young guys, Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. And the Giants have a new kid named Mario Manningham that’s on fire as well.
So it doesn’t look good for Brady.
Sure the astro turf will speed up Branch and Welker, but it puts the fire under the Giants young guys as well.
No, it looks uphill for the New England Patriots. Most of us don’t want Brady to leave the game and join Peyton Manning with a 3-2 Super Bowl record. If you’re like me, we think this maybe is the last Super Bowl for Brady. The Pats are aging and so is Tom.
It all points to the Giants.
Yet why oh why do I still see a New England Win? Help me out here guys, what do you think?