Three Super Bowl Rings, Seven Pro Bowls and 50 touchdown passes in a single season.
Tom Brady has had one of the best careers of a quarterback in NFL history and despite leading his team to a fifth Super Bowl performance, it is the opposing quarterback that is getting the most attention from the national media leading up to this week’s game.
Brady has remained quiet as his team went unnoticed this season despite posting a 13-3 record and clinching the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
In Super Bowl XLII, the Patriots entered the game 18-0 and had put up one of the best statistical seasons in NFL team history. The Giants entered on a hot winning streak and hoped for a upset over the perennial favorites from New England.
The rest is history. The Giants, led by a miraculous catch by little known wide receiver David Tyree, went on to win 17-14 in one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
Now, in 2012, the two teams are back on the big stage and once again set up for a great battle.
The Giants, who have faced five straight “win or go home” scenarios, are on a streak similar to the 2007 team and are led by the play of quarterback Eli Manning.
The Patriots, however, are playing offense as efficiently as we’ve seen in the National Football League and the idea of this rematch being extra motivation for Tom Brady and the Patriots could be very accurate.
Here are the three reasons Tom Brady will get the best of New York this time around.