One of these days, somebody will have to get Tom Coughlin and the Vegas odds-makers to make nice. As of right now, they can't seem to agree on anything.
Much to the chagrin of their opponents, Coughlin and the New York Giants have made a habit of "beating the spread" and claiming the victories experts believe they shouldn't. Earlier in November, Big Blue marched into Foxboro as nine-point underdogs, only to defeat the New England Patriots by a four-point margin. The G-Men were again given a nine-point spread against the NFC North champion Packers three weeks ago, yet they emerged from a frigid Lambeau Field as 37-20 winners.
In many ways, the Giants and the 'Pats entered the NFL Playoffs as mirror images of each other: both teams boasted stagnant rushing attacks, inconsistent secondaries, and a prolific passing game behind an elite signal-caller. But New York has improved on the defensive side of the ball far more than New England has. And despite being considered 2.5 point favorites, it is Big Blue who should enter Super Sunday with the utmost confidence. Here's a few reasons why you should bet it all on the New York Football Giants coming away with a ring in Indy.