The New York Giants Theory: Truth or Fiction?

Colin JohnsonContributor IJanuary 21, 2008

Is it just me or are the Giants following a pattern?

The Giants, who lost to the Cowboys in the regular season twice, defeated them in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Then, the Giants defeated the Packers, who beat them down in week two of the regular season.

Doesn't this mean that the Giants should end up beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl?

New York held the Cowboys to only 154 yards rushing in the divisionals and the Packers to only 28 yards rushing. With that sort of defense playing the way it is, and the Patriots having not the best running game, I think the Giants can win rush defense.

Giving up a 90 yard pass to Donald Driver did not help the way people look at the Giants' pass defense. But Brady looked to be struggling against the Chargers, and the Giants could take advantage of that.

The Giants' passing game hasn't really had a problem in the past few weeks; Eli Manning hasn't been giving the ball away at all. If they can avoid that tough Patriots' secondary, they will have some sort of an advantage, but to what extent–I'm not sure.

The Giants have two main backs, Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw. The new thunder and lightning combination (Jacobs is thunder, Bradshaw is lightening), the Giants should be able to distract the Patriots' defense and have them thinking about running instead of passing or passing instead of running.

All in all, the Giants have a very good chance of winning this game. They have a chance to once again, spoil the Patriots 19-0 season.