Super Bowl 2012 Predictions: Projecting Top Trench Performances

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Super Bowl 2012 Predictions: Projecting Top Trench Performances
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There's an old saying: "Football games are won in the trenches."

That certainly will be true in Sunday's rematch of Super Bowl XLII between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.

I'm sure by now we are all aware of how gifted Tom Brady and Eli Manning are at the quarterback position. Both have very accurate arms, with each having thrown for 4,000-plus passing yards this season. And the Giants and Patriots also have quality depth at wide receiver.

However, how these quarterbacks fare on Sunday will depend just as much on which team is able to win the battle up front on both sides of the ball.

Here we look at both teams' offensive and defensive lines, as well as their running backs, and see who has the advantage.

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