I see the Giants doing a very good job limiting the running game of the Patriots, which means the Pats will have to throw the ball to win. Well, obviously they do that extremely well and it will be tough for the Giants to slow it down, never mind stop it. They do have a chance to do just that though with their front four and some blitzing. The less time Brady has, the worst chance the Pats can stretch the field. Getting to Brady is a tall order, as the Pats have a great offensive line, but the Giants are one team that can get some penetration, as seen against the Cowboys offensive line. Thinking back to the Week 17 matchup, I remember being very impressed with how the Giants got into the backfield on many occassions, but I was even more impressed with how Brady was able to make small adjustments in the pocket, and move JUST enough to give himself that extra second to deliver the accurate pass. So that is my key to the game. Can the Giants not only get the penetration through their front four with the occassional blitz package, but can they stop Brady from buying that extra second to deliver the ball? The Giants cannot blitz too often. They will get burned. And penetration is not enough, they have to make Brady get rid of the ball quicker than he wants to. The secondary key is can the Giants finish drives and not have to settle for field goal attempts or punts from the Patriots 45 yard line. Those are wasted possessions. With the Patriots able to score almost at will sometimes, the Giant's offense must take advantage of every situation where they get into or even approach the end zone. If they kick more than 1 field goal of less than 35 yards, it means they have wasted too many opportunities and their chances of winning are dramatically less. The Giants are playing even better football than they did in week 17, and I think they are a formidible opponent for the Patriots. The Pats will have to earn their way to the perfect season. they are favored and rightly so. The Giants have to do everything right and the Patriots have to make a mistake or two for the Giants to win, but either way, its gonna be well played, competative game I think. Your thoughts?