Quarterbacks Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots will meet for the second time in four years at Super Bowl XLVI on February 5th in Indianapolis.
What will happen this year at the second Manning - Brady showdown within only four years? Analyses and predictions are flying.
“The 2007 Giants were the exact same as this year’s Giants. A good team in the regular season, if that, but hardly the best team in the league,” said Bryan Swartz in a blog. Still, they’re headed for the Super Bowl yet again.
Despite a relatively poor regular season record of 9 and 7 this year, Big Blue shouldn’t be counted out just yet, says Joshua Greenberg for The Daily Nexus. “Truthfully, the Giants are probably the team best equipped to take advantage of the holes in the Patriots’ defense, which is still their weakness.”
The Giants secured their bid for Super Bowl XLVI when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers in overtime on Sunday at Candlestick Park. However, Greenberg writes that the Giants didn’t so much win the game, but rather the 49ers lost it.
Brian Tracy of The Washington Post says that there’s no way to succinctly compare Brady and Manning; both football stars have their strengths and weaknesses.
So who do the IrishCentral readers see as top dog - Brady or Manning?
And most importantly who’s going to win big at the Super Bowl?
Let us know your opinions below.