Giants vs Patriots: Predicting the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIJanuary 30, 2012

Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he stands on the podium after The New England Patriots defeated The Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Staduim in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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To many people, winning a Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award is far more impressive than winning the NFL's Most Valuable Award—and I tend to agree.

Being named the Super Bowl MVP is a true honor and it is something that no one can take away from you. Being named Super Bowl MVP simply means that you were the best player on the league's biggest stage—can it get much better than that?

With that said, I am going to predict the Super Bowl's MVP for each team. 

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05:  New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds up the Vince Lombardi trophy during the New York Giants Superbowl XLII victory parade February 5, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Eli Manning, QB New York Giants

If Eli Manning leads his New York Giants to a victory over the New England Patriots then there is no doubt in my mind that Manning will have an incredible night and will likely win his second Super Bowl MVP.

I believe that is going to be a lot of offense and in order for the Giants to win. That means Manning is going to have outscore Tom Brady—which is definitely going to be a challenge.

But if the Giants do score more than the Patriots then chances are that Manning threw for a ton of yards and completed a lot of passes. 

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds up the Lamar Hunt AFC Championship trophy after the Patriots won 21-12 against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Championship Game on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Fo
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Tom Brady, QB New England Patriots

No surprise here—if the New England Patriots win Super Bowl XLVI, it will be their fourth title in 10 years and Brady will win his third Super Bowl MVP honors.

There is no doubt in my mind that Brady is going to have a memorable night against the Giants as he'll be looking for revenge after Week 9 and Super Bowl XLII. He'll also be looking to erase his sub-par performance in the AFC Championship from our minds.

Brady will take his game to a whole new level next Sunday and will be as perfect as he can be. 


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