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Eli Manning has been sensational all year.
The Patriots could be in trouble against the Giants. Much like the elite Colts teams of recent years, this Giants defense is built to defend a lead.
With Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiwanuka and Osi Umenyiora coming at you, it can be very scary knowing you have to drop back and pass.
The problem is that the Patriots defense is built to give up a lead. That is, they're very bad.
In recent weeks, the Patriots have been winning in less than perfect fashion. While Brady has (generally) had his offense rolling, the defense has been frightening in the first half of games.
They gave up 20 first half points to the Redskins and 16 to the Broncos (week 15). They trailed the Dolphins by 17 at the half. They also gave up 21 unanswered first-quarter points to the laughable Bills.
Perhaps most notably, they won in a come from behind effort against the Ravens.
I see the Giants rolling early, and the Patriots attempting another comeback win.