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    A number of people have now come to the realization that the Pats best match up in this game is the Giants OL. Here are some stats and fact that back up this POV.

    Disclaimer - I'm not a big fan of PFF, and I recognize that some of its evaluation methods are flawed and subjective......BUT its superbowl week and if ESPN chooses to ignore this match up, I feel free to use even "flawed" resources to back up my position

    Here is a sample to whet your appetite and then the link to the complete article.

    to read more hit the link

    Super Bowl Focus: Clinging to the Edge | ProFootballFocus.com
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    BTW- I stumbled on to this article when I clicked a link at Ganggreen where they were discussing Sanchez. The link took me to an analysis of how effective QBs are under pressure. Sanchez was rated overall the worst :D.

    Interesting though, Eli was rated first. Brady was 5th. If you look at the all the various stats, I think what pushed Eli over the top was his es capability. You have to admit that when they finally get to Tom, most of the time he goes down. Eli on the other hand is much better at getting away after that first hit.

    On a stat that Brady was way ahead was TD's vs Picks when under pressure. Brady was 10 TDs to 2 picks. Eli was 7 TDs to 7 picks

    At any rate, after I read that article, I went to their home page and the article on the Giants OL was on it. BTW- I'm pressed for time, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had an analysis of the Pats OL and where they rated. If someone got a link for that, I'd appreciate it.
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    I believe the Giants OL is a real weakness for them but won't give any credence to PFF and won't read it. The Giants had the worst rushing game in football and struggle to keep pressure off of Manning and I expect the Patriots to exploit the Giants OL.
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    Eli does a good job of avoiding sacks by throwing it away - or putting it up for grabs. His WR have done a good job of coming down with the ball but as I said on another thread, just like he did in SF, Eli WILL throw 2-3 balls that can be picked off and we have to catch them.
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    Pretty much how i see it as well. Manning is going to give them chances to pick him off and the question is whether the Patriots capitalize on them, if they do then I think the Patriots will win going away.
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    I'm looking forward to seeing how this matchup works out as well.

    I see that during the regular season the Giants had offensive success vs the Cowboys but not the Redskins. Any (idle) thoughts around what the Cowboys and Redskins do differently?
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    The Ravens OL was their weakness and the Patriots made them pay for it all day long, I think the same will happen Sunday.
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    A quick note for those who say our defense isn't as dynamic as SF's to pressure the QB, in the regular season SF had 42 sacks while we had 40. The NYG had it good in the first two playoff games facing ATL and GB who had 33 and 29 sacks respectively.
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