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  1. NENGFAN

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    I think it will hurt them a little. They were on a roll and this might slow the momentum slightly which works to our favor. I think if we played this Sunday - we would have been at a huge disadvantage.

    In any case - I have a very positive feeling about the outcome of the game next Sunday. I think TB will be on his game and the fact that we are getting another chance to right a wrong done to us 4 years ago - that will be a big motivating factor. Very rarely does one get a chance at revenge/redemption and we have one now. Win it and the Tyree catch will be history.....

    Go PATS!

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  2. Giantsworld

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    Works both ways. Pats are on a 10 game win streak, no? Last loss was to.... the Giants?
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    I trust that both coaches will keep the team even keeled and the Giants have more members on the roster who have been to a SB than the Patriots. I don''t think there's any more motivation needed, this is why they keep score and play.
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    The 2007 Colorado Rockies come to mind.

    There was no question that the Pats in 07 had the worst possible two week bye in NFL history. The media pressure and time to hear about how great they were and about 19-0 and was simply the killer.
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    Oh and the Tyree catch WILL NEVER GO AWAY, even with a loss. The Perfect Season will never be completed.
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    You sound scared.
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    Agreed man, I don't even care about this game. If we win the first thing that will come to mind will be "damn we should have held on to Sheli when we had the chance."





























































































































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  8. PatsSox363804

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    No kidding. It's not about revenge, it's about winning another title.
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    Pats lost two straight after their bye week this year (Steelers, Giants), so I'd say it's a wash.
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    If you asked the vast majority of Patriots fans in 2007 if they would have preferred a Super Bowl victory with multiple losses to an undefeated season with the chance of winning a Super Bowl at the end, they would have taken the SB victory. I know because I was here and there was a poll asking precisely that.

    I agree with you that it won't be revenge but on the other hand, a SB victory here salves the wound, and the wound wasn't about lost perfection, it was about a lost Super Bowl.
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    Last time was different and we were the heavy heavy favorites and teh hot team. If we played the Giants after just one week - who knows - we might have rolled over them.

    In any case - this is a 50/50 game and not sure how anyone can say the Giants are this great team. Yes they have won a few really good games but so have we and let's remember.....

    1) Did anyone give Tebow (the QB that isn't) a chance against the vaunted Steelers? Nope

    2) Did anyone give the Giants a chance against us in 2007. Nope

    3) The Superbowl where the Steelers won against the Seahawks - if the refs were not one sided in that game - the Seahawks would have won.

    4) Did anyone give the Jets any chance last year when they beat us in the playoffs when in the same season we trounced them 45-3?

    5) Did anyone think that neither the Saints nor the Packers would be in the NFCCG?

    So to say we have no chance is just not fair. I think for us PAT fans its the fear of losing to the "GIANTS" vs any other team in the Superbowl. I would rather face the Giants than the Packers or the Saints. Even with the 49ers - they would have had a good chance to beat us IMHO. Also - if we were to lose - imagine losing to the Alex Simith led 49ers. Atleast with Eli - losing to him and the Giants - as bad as it would be - would not be a shock.

    Just heard on the radio the ESPN NY guys were saying that the Giants didn't want to see the PATS because SB 42 is the last fresh memory and they do not want to change that - esp if they end up losing in SB 46. They also would have preferred to play someone else just not to touch the SB 42 lasting memory. Winning on Feb 5th will not only get us the 4th title but will also exorcise the demons of SB 42 especially against the Giant fans. They will never be able to bring up SB42 again as we beat them in the most recent one which will be the freshest memory. We don't get chances in life to fix something that went horribly wrong. This is the time. This is it. We gotta do it!
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    What an informative post! This little known nugget will surely add a lot to the conversation!

    Really, douchebag, at least keep your little jabs in line with the topic at hand. Thanks.
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    I kind of feel like the Giants are playing w/ house money in this one. They're pretty lucky to be here, and already have a SB win against the Pats. If they lose, it's just 1-1 in the Eli era.

    The Pats have a little more pressure, imo. Losing twice to the Giants in the big one would be part of the legacy (which will still be a great legacy).

    A couple of early breaks the Giants way will wreak some havoc on the Patriots psyche. Conversely, a close game in teh 4th probably favors the Pats.
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    Nope. They've been playing for 13 weeks straight and just finished an extremely physical game that went to OT. An extra week off to rest and plan is much more advantageous to them than to the Pats.
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    We will blow them out by halftime. There, i said it
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    Could happen; the Pats have the O to do it, and if Eli has one of his "pick" games, it could open the door.

    When I was growing up, blowouts in the SB were the rule. The past decade+ has been so much more enjoyable, though. I think this game will probably be more of a nailbiter, consistent w/ so many of the recent ones...
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    Shaking in my boots...
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    What I don't understand is how are the Patriots favored? Its crazy. I hope we win but Brady will have to have an A+ game. Meaning more than two punts, otherwise it will be a loooooooong day.

    I am just curious, are the Giants fans nervous or mostly confident?
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    As true as most of us would have traded the 18-0 start with a 16-3 championship, I can't help but be pleased with the season overall. We were the best team for 18 weeks of a 19 week season, shattered records, and had a blast. As much as losing one tough, close game sucked, it was an incredibly fun ride. Anyone who argues that losing the Superbowl somehow completely makes that 18 game ride pointless doesn't understand the point of life. Only 1 team wins the superbowl every year, just because you aren't that team doesn't mean you can't enjoy the other 18 possible games.

    I look back on the '07 team with a lot of respect, great memories, and joy. Yes, the end result sucked, but the good FAR outweighs the bad. For all those who just can't handle the "yeah, but 18-1", "you lost", etc etc, grow a pair. It's life. They had the guts to go for immortality and came INCHES from doing the impossible. I'm proud of that team, regardless of the outcome and what others might say. They didn't choke. You know who choked? The '11 Green Bay Packers. They are lucky they lost to the Chiefs.
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    Pats were much better in the regular season both on offense, defense, and results.
    Pats have been just as good in the playoffs.
    Pats have the better QB.
    Pats have the better coach.
    People forget Brady had a monster game against the Broncos just 2 weeks ago and didn't play as poorly as people want to believe last Sunday, not to mention the fact that he ALWAYS has trouble with the Ravens. He DOESNT have trouble with the Giants. He's put up points and had great games against them before and their defense isn't as good right now as it has been in the past. Superbowl 42 was a complete breakdown of the offensive line and we still were inches from winning the game. That was also a completely different Giants team vs a different Pats team and the Giants defense is NOWHERE near as good now as it was then.
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    Because they are the better overall team on all sides? Defense, offense, special teams? They have outscored their opponents by a crazy amount of points. They are consistent. Have now a 17-3 record. They have faced a tough team that ALSO played them tough, making very few mistakes, with the exception of the missed FG, and Pats beat them despite a - turnover margin.

    The Giants are also playing well, but their opponents looked nothing like their regular season counterparts. They are actually the ones that turn out to be the untested team going into the Super Bowl, despite them playing what everyone expected to be the tougher opponents in the playoffs.

    The Ravens, oth, looked exactly like the regular season Ravens. The Ravens made two costly mistakes. An interception by Flacco and the missed FG. Outside of that they played a very good game.

    The 49ers, GB, and Atlanta....like chickens running with their heads cut off out there. Watch the lowlights, not just the highlights.
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    If the Super Bowl was this week the Giants would have had another advantage....

    Gronkowski would most likely have been out for the game.....I doubt his ankle would have been ready for Sunday and that would make the Giants secondary relax much easier.

    Gronkowski's availability to me is the biggest 'hurt' the Giants will have by having this week off
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    The Patriots are better on defense?.....Give me some of that stuff you are smoking :eek:
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    The Giants smoked Atlanta, which I get. But they also smoked a very good GB squad. They are hot at the right time. Does their secondary stink? Please say "YES".
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    Listen. The Giants are more lucky than good.

    They played a GB team who was completely inept all season defensively. Worse than even the Pats.

    Their QB had TWO WEEKS off. And he played like it. That's why smart coaches don't sit their QB's before the playoffs. Because he was COMPLETELY out of rhythm.

    Then they beat a 49'ers team who couldn't score points to save their LIVES...despite that, they were in PRIME position to win that game. Until Williams gaffs not once, but twice...in plays that didn't even INVOLVE a Giants player.

    You give the ball to ANY offense on the ten yard line, up by 10, and you're going to lose.

    Giants haven't proved ANYTHING to me personally, other than they are luckier than ANYTHING. It's the luck that terrifies me.

    All things the same, the Pats SHOULD win this game, but I have an eerie feeling that luck is going to play into this game far more than I'd like.
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    I don't understand the premise. What momentum?

    The Giants are on about as little of a roll as you can possibly be going into the Super Bowl, given the fact that to get there you need to win 2-3 straight games against elite opponents. They couldn't move the ball to save their lives last week. Their second half scoring drives both started within the opponents' 30 yard line, and it wasn't even because their defense was creating turnovers, but because the opponents backup kick returner couldn't hold onto the ball. They scored on a quick strike on one of the drives, and the other time they didn't need to move the ball and so took the game-winning field goal. Out of the TEN other offensive drives after half time, they scored ZERO points. How is this momentum? How is this Manning being "elite" and being "clutch" in the fourth quarter? I don't think momentum having backup special teams players make catastrophic mistakes is the type of momentum people usually talk about.

    Their defense was playing lights out though, I'll concede that. :D
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