With the Super Bowl four days, away predictions are pouring in from all over. Most disagree with the Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots being a three-and-a-half point favorite over the New York Giants given the fact that the Giants have been the best team in football this calendar year.
Not to mention Eli Manning’s fourth-quarter drive against the Patriots in week nine led the G-men to a victory in New England.
However, I have never been one to make much out of these half-educated guesses on who will be the better team come Feb. 5. There are far too many factors going into the matchup for anyone to really know what’s going to happen.
How will Belichick deploy his tight ends? Where will the Pats pass rush come from? Can Eli Manning put together another great performance?
Too much time between the last game and this one has passed. When you give two great football minds like Belichick and Tom Coughlin (who operate as steel traps, I might add) this much time to scheme, there is very little you can pick up from the previous 19 games that will tell you anything on how this one will unfold.
But it’s still fun to speculate, and even more so when you are doing it purely for enjoyment. Here are 10 players that can steal the show in Indy.