Super Bowl 2012: Giants vs. Patriots Rematch Is Best Scenario for NFL

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIJanuary 22, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 15:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks to pass against the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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No matter what the outcome is for today's NFC and AFC championship games, there will be an awesome storyline heading into the Super Bowl.

If San Francisco faces off against Baltimore, we will have the Harbaugh brothers facing off.

If New England takes on San Francisco, we have the best offense in the league playing the best defense.

If Baltimore takes on New York, we will have the best pure matchup between two teams on paper.

However, none of these compare to the storyline of the New England Patriots taking on the New York Giants in a rematch of the biggest upset of all time.

Nobody will ever forget when the Giants pulled off the 17-14 victory in Super Bowl XLII against the undefeated Patriots.

The Giants players won't forget it. The Patriots players won't forget it.

Great news for us, because much of the two rosters are still the same.

If these teams face off, there will be many of the same players stepping onto the field that did so back on February 3rd, 2008.

Can you imagine the intensity?

The paths the two teams took to reach the big game would be fairly similar as well.

The Patriots have been dominating teams all season. From the start, they have been the favorite to take the AFC title.

The Giants barely squeaked into the playoffs with back-to-back wins in Week's 16 and 17. Then they made a run in the playoffs off of the momentum and confidence taking out teams despite being the underdog every week.

Sure, the Patriots aren't undefeated this time around. That won't matter.

The fact that the Giants have already destroyed that dream once may actually make for a stronger storyline than achieving that perfection.

One thing is for sure. It's a game that you wouldn't want to miss.