I just can’t bring myself to root for the Patriots. Not to mention the NE secondary is leaky while going against a high-flying QB in Eli Manning. It doesn’t matter how favored the offense, and in particular the passing game is in modern football, defense wins championships.
My bold prediction: Giants by 3, because the NY defense steps-up and controls the game more than the Patriots would like. NE plays catch-up most of the game – 30-27.
Good as any guess, I guess…