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Super Bowl 2012: 8 Players Guaranteed to Make Title Game Worth Watching

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Super Bowl 2012: 8 Players Guaranteed to Make Title Game Worth Watching
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Super Bowl XLVI will feature a rematch of Super Bowl XLII: the New York Giants vs. the New England Patriots.

It cannot get much better than this.

This year's Super Bowl should be one hell of a game as we'll see two of the NFL's elite quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Eli Manning and many more household name players—but maybe the Super Bowl isn't too appealing for you because your favorite team isn't playing in it. 

Well, here are eight players guaranteed to make the Super Bowl worth watching. 

 

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Tom Brady, QB New England Patriots

Do I really need to go into that much detail about Tom Brady? I mean, he's one of the greatest players to ever play the game, if not the greatest.

Brady is coming off of yet another phenomenal season as he threw for a whopping 5,235 yards while tossing 39 touchdowns and posting 105.6 quarterback rating.

If you're just a fan of the game, Tom Brady could solely be a reason why you should watch the Super Bowl. 

 

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Eli Manning, QB New York Giants

It's time to start paying attention to the NFL's latest elite quarterback, Eli Manning.

Manning broke out this season for the New York Giants and had himself an unbelievable season with the NFL's worst rushing attack.

Manning threw for 29 touchdowns and 4,933 yards this season while posting a 92.9 quarterback rating. 

 

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Rob Gronkowski, TE New England Patriots

I suppose you could just watch the Super Bowl to see Rob Gronkowski spike the ball into orbit after a touchdown or maybe you could watch the game to see how beastly he really is.

Gronkowski set an NFL record in 2011 for the most touchdown receptions in a season by a tight end with 17. He also tallied up 90 receptions for 1,327 yards this year for the Patriots.

 

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Jason Pierre-Paul, DE New York Giants

It's time to realize who Jason Pierre-Paul is—he's one of the NFL's elite pass rushers.

In 2011 for the New York Giants, Pierre-Paul finished the season with a whopping 16.5 sacks and 86 total tackles. 

 

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Aaron Hernandez, TE New England Patriots

Do you not know who Aaron Hernandez is? Well he's New England's other tight end—but he's just as dangerous as Rob Gronkowski.

Hernandez snagged 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games this season for the Patriots.

Hernandez is one hell of a receiver but don't be surprised to see him lining up in the backfield as a running back for the Patriots. 

 

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Victor Cruz, WR New York Giants 

You could either watch the Super Bowl to see Victor Cruz do his salsa dance or you can watch him to see how damn fast and explosive he really is.

Cruz emerged as one of the league's most dangerous wide receivers in 2011 as he recorded 82 passes for a whopping 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns.

 

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Wes Welker, WR New England Patriots

Tom Brady throwing to Wes Welker is like poetry in motion—they're always on the same page.

In 2011 Welker caught 122 passes for 1,569 yards and nine touchdowns. 

 

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Hakeem Nicks, WR New York Giants

Hakeem Nicks may not be considered an elite wide receiver but I believe he is.

Nicks had himself one hell of a season in 2011 as he snagged 76 passes in 15 games for an incredible 1,192 yards and an impressive seven touchdowns. 

 

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