The Patriots defense is playing inspired football. Their statistics have improved across the board during the playoffs, and Vince Wilfork has continued to turn the trenches into an impenetrable brick wall.
On offense, no team in the NFL is even close to having a better combination of tight ends. Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski create mismatches that are nearly impossible to make a game plan for.
The Super Bowl is likely to be a shootout, and with Brady running a prolific offense, that is just what the Patriots are built for.