Here is my Super Bowl prediction for the Giants and Patriots. Yes this is a Carolina Panthers blog but hey everyone is all about the big game today. And speaking of the big game don’t forget to hang out with us at Schoolofthelegends.com during the Super Bowl.
The Patriots really need help on their defense coming into the Super Bowl against the Giants. Coach Belichick even released a player yesterday to activate and extra defensive end off the practice squad.
Despite his reputation as a defensive genius Coach Belichick and the New England Patriots rode Tom Brady and the offense to the Super Bowl. For the Patriots to defeat the Giants they need to score on almost every drive.
Tom Brady is playing very well and his two tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez are the keys to this offense. Wes Welker is still around but the two tight ends create matchup problems for most defenses and they make the Patriots offense go. Gronkowski is injured with a bad ankle and it remains to be see how effective he will be against the Giants. If he plays and plays well it gives Tom Brady a chance for his 4th Super Bowl Ring.
The fact that the Giants have a bad defensive secondary also gives Brady and company a shot. As a matter of fact the Giants defense can be ran against as well so the Patriots may run the ball more to try to keep Eli off the field.
The Patriots defense is scrappy but a little light on talent. Vince Wolfolk is having a great year but he does not have a lot of help. Giants wide receivers have been drooling while thinking about being covered by Patriots receiver Julian Edelman who now plays defense.
As Eli Manning has progressed in his career the Giants have become more of a passing team. In the regular season the Giants had the worst rushing attack but the 5th best passing attack.
Victor Cruz exploded this season into a top wide receiver and along with Nicks and Manningham are the key to this game for the Giants. I just don’t see the Patriots matching up well against the Giants receiving unit.
They key to the Giants defense will be pass rush. The Giants don’t have a great set of defensive backs but they can rush the passer. Brady has always been a rhythm player who can become distracted if hit early. If the Giants can rattle Brady then the game is in the bag.
My Super Bowl prediction is a very high scoring game. I like the Giants defense better than the Patriots in this game. My pick is the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots by the score of 41 to 35.