January 27, 2008

DKSB's XLII Prediction Thread

Our XLII poll is already up on the sidebar, but I wanted to start a thread where we could go into more detail about the game...

The entire NYG organization (including the Chairman) seems to be running their mouths about how they are going to win XLII. Why the confidence?

-10 wins in a row on the road, and they are clearly treating this neutral site contest as a "road" game

-Eli Manning has started to actually play in a manner befitting his family name

-The NYG running game could exploit the older, slower New England linebackers

-The Giants should be able to put some pressure on a gimpy Tom Brady

-The Patriots have won their last 3 games by a total of 23 points; It seems like they can be had

All of this adds up to a close game, but not a NYG victory. The Patriots simply have too many weapons for the Giants to stop that offense completely, and I think a couple of deep bombs to Randy Moss help New England pull this one out late... It ends with Eli Manning throwing an INT in the New England end zone to Asante Samuel.

New York 3 7 0 7 - 17
New England 0 7 0 14 - 21


NYG: Tynes 43 yard FG

NE: Samuel 46 yard INT return
NYG: Burress 53 yard pass from Manning

NE: Moss 74 yard pass from Brady
NYG: Jacobs 1 yard run
NE: Moss 67 yard pass from Brady

MVP: Randy Moss (5 catches for 187 yards and 2 TDs)

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