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Perfect Pats favored in Super Bowl

January 22, 2008|By RYAN BARRY / Pulse Correspondent

I didn't think the New York Giants would go all the way to the Super Bowl, and I hoped the New England Patriots wouldn't.

Now, the improbable Giants face the unstoppable Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. The game will take place in Glendale, Ariz., so the weather should be fair.

I'm certain the Patriots (18-0) will win simply because they have too many offensive weapons. But the Giants (13-6) gave New England a run for their money last time they met in week 17, so I think the same will happen this time around.

New York had a phenomenal playoff run, crushing the Buccaneers in Tampa, then defeating the No. 1 team in the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys, and finally going into Green Bay and winning in overtime against the Packers.

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The Patriots had it easy with a bye the first week of the playoffs. They went on to easily defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Diego Chargers. The Giants have the No. 2 defense in the NFC in terms of yards allowed per game, but the Patriots have the No. 1 offense of any team in the NFL.

On Sunday, against the Chargers, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was looking shaky, but I think he will recover for the Super Bowl. However, Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been looking good all postseason.

I predict that it's going to be a close game, if Manning plays well. The score will probably be around 31-28 Patriots. Tune in on Feb. 3. You don't want to miss it.

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