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The Game: Super Bowl XLII – New England Patriots (18-0) vs. New York Giants (13-6)
The Place: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
The Time: 6:30pm
The Channel: Fox
The Skinny: You’ve heard the story lines, you’ve heard the teary eyed features, and you’ve seen the X’s and O’s. No more dilly dally, it’s almost game time! Here are my three keys.
3 Keys to the Game:
The more I think about this game and break it down, the more I like the Patriots in a two or three touchdown game. The Pats will be playing in the best weather in two months, have a full compliment of players (OL Nick Kaczur, OL Steve Neal and TE Kyle Brady missed the Week 17 game) and have the Super Bowl experience to handle the pressure and execute. The only way the Giants stand a chance is if they run the ball effectively, Eli Manning plays flawless football and the defensive line wreaks havoc with a four man rush. I just don’t see those happening. I think the game will be close near halftime but the Pats will win it going away and claim their fourth Super Bowl in seven years, truly an amazing accomplishment.
Patriots 38, Giants 20