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  1. MP-Logick

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    Don't they have to be the favorites now? Everyone will expect them to "pull the road upset" and beat SF next week, and I doubt the Pats would be favored over them given their recent history (maybe the Ravens would be).

    Not that it really matters, but I think it's interesting because throughout '07 and this season until now the Giants have always been the underdogs, and they always seem to play better with that label.
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    Idk..but they have a very good chance to win it
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    I really hope 49ers Whoop them next week!
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    I hope for a rematch. But if they do lose next week I hope it is an embarrassment.
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    As a great coach would have said

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    Good thing nobody here plays for the Pats.

    So this doesn't apply
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    lol this question will be answered at 6 next sunday
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    NYG could win it all. But after this weekend, the NEP clearly have the best QB remaining.

    Is it a QB league or does D still win championships ? We'll see...
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    One GIANT Upset

    Remix of Flo Rida's low:

    Aaron Rodgers and the Packers just can't get a win at home! 2 weeks of rest and they just can't seem to turn it on! 15 and 2!!!! Your season's through!!!!!! 49ers-niners-niners-niners.......

    Go Patriots! And Go Giants! Super Bowl 42 rematch. Make it happen.
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    No I don't think so.
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    I'm not looking past the Ravens. Nor should the Giants be looking past the 49ers.

    But I think the idea of the Giants being favored, finally, is an interesting one.
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    Everybody knows about the Giants D Line, but I was absolutely floored by how well that secondary played. Rogers typically has guys open all over the field. He had to hold the ball forever today.
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    I think if we have a Superbowl 42 rematch I think they should be.

    After all, since beating us in Superbowl 42, they also beat us at home WITHOUT Nicks and Bradshaw playing this season. What would they do on neutral turf with those two playing?

    Disclaimer: I personally want a rematch and think we would defeat them in a rematch this season - I think we'll make adjustments necessary against them if we do happen to play but I don't see how they can consider the Patriots favorites if we get matched up against each other again.

    I'd rather have all media talking about how the Giants smacked us around in those two games and (if they beat the 49ers) how they are on a roll, on a mission, Eli is elite, and how their elite pass rush will sack Brady 5 times. They would have to be favorites and let them have all the pressure on them going into that game.
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    Man, so many potential great story cards for a SB matchup - if the Pats win, they either get a rematch with the Giants, which would be ridiculously pumped up. If they get San Fran, they get a sudden resurrected franchise and TB's boyhood team. If it's the Ravens/Niners, you have two brothers going at it.

    The one horrible matchup is Ravens/Giants. There is nothing there for me to even find remotely interesting.
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    Nope..Pats are def the favs!
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    Yes there is, last time the Ravens were in the Superbowl, they dismantled the Giants.
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    SF is at home so thats a big advantage but I think the Giants will get in and it could very well be the 07 rematch. Ratings will be through the roof.
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    Beczuse of what happened in the year that escapes my memory, I do think the Giants will be favored to win it all. I mean the Pats still have the last ranked D in the league, just ask Marshall, the niners don't have an offense that will be able to keep up with Eli the "Elite", same goes for the Ravens.

    Just ask the experts, they will tell you this is true.
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    Nicks, Manningham and Cruz are just plain nasty....
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    I could care less about the Pats being the favorite. None of this stuff matters @ the end of the day. If Brady keeps playing like a man possessed,nobody's beating them.
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    Well if everyone expects it, then it wouldn't quite be an upset now would it?

    For better or for worse, Patriots are now the favorites to win the Super Bowl. Giants aren't even favored to win the conference right now, let alone the Super Bowl.
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    No, they have to go on the road to SF, but they could win. I will say this: I have concluded that Eli is a better big-game, clutch QB than his brother. Not whole career-wise, but in big games that count.
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    Yes, I would not like the chances of Patriots IF, it came to Patriots vs. Giants in the SB.. Lost to Giants in last 2 plays against them, and in the final moments of the game!

    I think a BIG matchup that media would love is: Ravens vs. 49ers

    Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh
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    Remember guys, SF is playing confident as well. All week long it's going to be GIants this, Giants that, SF is going to be playing with a chip on their shoulders. Also, Frank Gore who is probably the MVP of the team was coming off an ankle injury the last time the Giants/niners played. Gore only had 6 carries, clearly limited by his ankle. The Giants have some wholes in their run defense as James Starks was tearing it up (Ryan Grant not so much).
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    Brady, Manning, Flacco, Smith.

    The New England Patriots are the Super Bowl Favorites.
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    I just love it how the media was hating on the Pats all season and now their two favorite teams GB and NO are both at home!
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    The Patriots appear to be on more of a mission than anybody. 45-10 with a punt by the QB at the end was the biggest message of the weekend. Too bad it was against a mirage of a team.

    The Patriots will be the SB favorite after this weekend.

    I agree with everything else except the Patriots' additions on offense are better than the Giants' additions. The Patriots are completely different from 2008, too. The only defensive starter was Wilfork and I'm pretty sure Gronkowski and Hernandez and Branch and Woodhead amd BJGE, etc, etc. were not on offense. Keeping guys healthy is a huge factor going forward.

    That Ed Reed injury after the bizarre overturn of the spot sucked. He's the glue to that Raven's secondary and should be on the field at Gillette next week but probably won't be.

    The Ravens are suspect. That defense won because they picked off passes thrown by the backup to the backup to the backup. They did not look good against a crappy Texans' offense today. BJGE, Woodhead, Ridley and Hernandez might run wild against that defense, and Brady will torch those linebackers underneath and the defensive backfield if Ed Reed is out.

    The Ravens looked slow on defense and Boldin and Rice bailed out Flacco. Anquan Boldin is a stud. He and Rice are great but are they enough?
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    They shouldn't be. They should be embarrassed that they were gift wrapped the ball FIVE times yesterday and still barely held on to win. The fact that the game was so exciting, especially at the end, masks the fact that it was really a game that was poorly played by both teams.
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    Brees' first INT was NOT gift wrapped. The niners safety made a fantastic play on the ball and a tremendous return. Give credit where credit is due.
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    He made a play on a ball that should not have been thrown where it was in the first place. I'm just saying they shouldn't be thumping their chests given the fact that still needed an almost miracle to win the game when they got 5 turnovers. And hoping for 5 turnovers is not really a bankable strategy against NY or NE.
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