It may not have been the matchup most people wanted, but it's the one we got.
Moaning and groaning aside, all one needs to do is dip back four years into the history books for a little reminder that these two teams delivered one of the best Super Bowls in recent history.
The result of Super Bowl XLII was certainly a shock to many in Patriots nation, as a win would have made the case for their team being arguably the greatest in NFL history. The Giants, however, had an Empire State-sized monkey wrench ready to stifle any such talk.
Though I doubt this game will hinge on something as flashy as David Tyree's miracle grab, it should prove to be yet another great showdown between the beasts of the Northeast.
Someone has to win, though.
With that in mind, here are five reasons why I think New York will best New England in Super Bowl XLVI.