Re: At 7-4, Giants Still A Team Who Can Beat Patriots In SB?
posted at 11/30/2012 11:27 PM EST
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
Disregard what the Giants did to the Packers, the Aaron Rodgers has always been afraid of that defense and once they touch him once, he becomes the biggest baby I've ever seen. Against the Giants, he rushes throws, he isn't nearly as composed as usual and he just can't seem to go past his second read.
Tommy, on the other hand, had a career game against them in the Superbowl last year. I think he set the SB record for consecutive passes completed, and he did it with his best receiving option hobbled. Don't forget that Tommy had the game won, but a certain WR couldn't hold onto a catch that hit him right in the palms of his hands. Also, keep in mind that last year's running game wasn't nearly as good as this year and that the Giants don't have a particularly good run defense and you can see why the Patriots shouldn't fear anyone this season.
The teams the Patriots should have legitimate concerns going up against are the 49ers and the Texans due to their physical styles of play. Luckily for us, if the Patriots were to meet up with both these teams in the playoffs, BB rarely ever loses twice to the same team in the same season. And if we win, a healthy Gronkowski ought to improve our chances.
This post nailed it. I would add that the best way to counter an overly aggressive front 4 is to run the ball down their throats. We have the play book and the horses to do that this year.
We have the tightends necessary to match up with the Giants whereas in the past we didn't. Also both of our tackles match up better against speed rushing ends than they did in the last two Super Bowl meetings. I for one am hoping for the Giants again...