Super Bowl XLVI: Three Reasons Why the Giants Will Win

Ryan EvansContributor IIJanuary 26, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI: Three Reasons Why the Giants Will Win

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    In just under two weeks sports fans (and drunks) across the nation will be glued to their television sets to watch the one of the world's greatest spectacles...SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS!  

    Oh, and let's not forget that whole game that takes place in between the talking frogs.

    While I do enjoy the commercials (and the wardrobe malfunctions), this game promises to be one of the most memorable sporting events in recent memory.  

    With the Patriots early favorites, let's explore why the Giants should not be labeled "underdogs."

Eli Manning Is Playing Lights out

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    Throughout his career Eli has been characterized as inconsistent, but here's a fact you can't ignore. Since acquiring Eli Manning, the Giants have seen four seasons where the Giants' last game was a "win or go home" situation.

    The Giants are 4-0, and there is a very good reason why. Manning has thrown 11 touchdowns to one interception. When this guy is in the pressure cooker he excels.  

    It's also important to look back at the NFC title game. Eli took more hits than a piñata at a child's birthday party, yet remained strong in the pocket and delivered.  

Lethal Wide Recievers

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    Is there anyone in the league right now who is not familiar with this tremendous set of wideouts?

    For defenses it has to be massively frustrating, and every play literally comes down to a "pick your poison" situation.  The big three (Victor Cruz, Mario Manningham and Hakeem Nicks) are all big-play threats capable of taking it to the house.

    You know what's better than having these receivers on your roster?  Having those receivers while playing one of the worst-ranked defenses in the league.

The Defense Is Healthy

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    It is true that the Giants pass defense ranked 29th in the league, and Brady is expected to shred them, but let's be honest here.

    Most of the season the Giants' defensive starters were nursing wounds. How much can you expect a banged-up secondary to do?  As the regular season neared completion, their defense turned around.

    Since entering the playoffs this defensive unit has allowed an average of only 12.3 points per game and that includes a game against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

    Justin Tuck is making plays again, and I have a feeling Mr. Brady is going to have a few new bruises by the end of this game.

Summary

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    If you're a Giants fan, there is a lot to be excited about, though it's important not to sell Bill Belichick short. 

    This game should absolutely be a memorable one, and fairly high-scoring.  The Giants have all the right pieces, and have played spectacular football in the playoffs.  Can they close it out and proclaim themselves champions?