Driving to New York to visit my mom, I had the "pleasure" of listening to several hours of Giants radio. While a lot of it was b.s., there were some comments I thought interesting: - Eli is as motivated as Brady because if he wins, he becomes an elite QB who get into the Hall of Fame. - Eli is also highly motivated because the game is being played in the House that Peyton built. - Brady has one of the fastest releases in the game, so the Giants must find a way up the middle to put pressure on him. - Bradshaw is better than BJGE, but BJGE doesn't fumble, and that could be the difference in the game. - That said, Brady is more likely as of late than Eli to throw an interception. - Coughlin and BB in terms of game prep is a wash! - Wilfork will have to have an even better game than he did against the Ravens if we're to control the Giants' passing attack. - BB is a great coach, but should be fired as GM because he was reduced to using Edelman on D. "That should have never had to happen." - Gronk is key to the Pats chance of victory, so his injury figures big. Dwight Freeney played in SB with a high ankle sprain, and was good in the first half, but his ankle stiffened during the long halftime and he wasn't a factor in the second half. A former Giants player--Roman Oben?--said that he thinks Gronk will be able to play because there's some sophisticated medical science out there now to speed the recovery of high ankle sprains. - Pats secondary playing better, but if we can't pressure Eli no way our secondary can handle their WRs, who are playing great. - If the Pats can run the ball against the Giants, who haven't been good against the run, it could be a major problem for the Giants. - Brady seems to have lost his touch in the playoffs, and maybe is past his prime. That said, someone said that Joe Montana had three less-than-stellar seasons between SBs, so don't count Brady out. - Giants secondary isn't that great, but the Pats don't have much of a vertical game, so the Giants should be okay there.