Needless to say, Super Bowl VLVI will be a hard-fought battle. There are not two cross-conference teams that hate each other more, and now everyone is watching...again.
For every reception, there will be a jarring hit. For every pass, a fierce pass rush. For every run, a crunching finish.
The New England Patriots will jump out to a quick 7-0 lead. The Giants will battle back with a long drive, but settle for a field goal. That score will hold until just before halftime. With Bill Belichick sniffing an opportunity to take a two-possession lead, Justin Tuck will come around the edge for another strip-sack of Tom Brady. Jason Pierre-Paul will scoop up the ball, and take it the rest of the way to give the Giants a 10-7 halftime lead.
Brady will come out of the half and march down the field to find Rob Gronkowski in the corner of the end zone to give the Patriots a 14-10 lead. Manning will wait until the fourth quarter to respond, hitting Victor Cruz with some quick strikes to get them close, but it will be Brandon Jacobs bulling his way in from eight yards out to give the G-Men a 17-14 lead.
Again, Brady will take the Patriots down the field.
This time, it will be Aaron Hernandez on an end-around who gives them the go-ahead score with two minutes left in the game. In an all-too familiar script, Manning finds Cruz, Jake Ballard and Mario Manningham on clutch throws to keep the drive alive.
With just under 30 seconds left, Manning finds Hakeem Nicks on a fade in the corner of the end zone for the game-winning score.
Your Super Bowl XLVI winner is...
The New York Giants, 24-21
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