Super Bowl 2012: How Are the New York Giants Underdogs After Trash Talking?

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIMarch 21, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 02:  Osi Umenyiora #72 of the New York Giants answers questions from the press during a media availability session for Super Bowl XLVI at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott on February 2, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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How can you approach a game talking so much trash, but then still consider yourself an underdog? How is that possible?

Someone please explain that to me, as the New York Giants believe themselves to be an underdog entering Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots

After a week of Antrel Rolle guaranteeing a Super Bowl victory, Chris Canty telling fans to be ready for a Super Bowl parade and even the New York Giants team website posting that they're Super Bowl champions early Saturday night—how in the world can you still find yourself being an underdog if you have that much confidence in yourself?

Well Osi Umenyiora still believes that New York is the underdog heading into Super Bowl Sunday: 

“We’re not a big underdog, but we’re still an underdog nonetheless. (The Patriots are) a great football team. Most people picking this game will say that they’re going to win the football game, but we know at the end of the day that we’re going to have to get to (Tom Brady) as often as we can if we’re going to win this football game. And that’s exactly what we plan on doing.”

All week long we have heard how the Giants plan on getting after Tom Brady and how even Jason Pierre-Paul believes that their pass rush is already in Brady's head—so apparently having a great pass rush automatically guarantees you a Super Bowl victory.

That's wrong.

The game has yet to still be played but the Giants are carrying a swagger as if they've already won something. 

We'll just have to wait and see what the outcome will be, but let me tell you this, the Giants have given Bill Belichick plenty of bulletin board material to work with this past week. 


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