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Four years later, Giants and Patriots are much different

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Four years after one of the greatest Super Bowls in NFL history (Pats fans may disagree), it’s easy to get caught up in the similarities between the participants.  Same quarterbacks, same coaches, same uniform color schemes.

But plenty of differences.

Via our friends at the NBC Sports research department, the Giants have only nine of the same starters, and only seven of the same reserves/special teamers.

The Pats, in contrast, have only five starters from the 2007 title game, and two reserves/special-teamers.  On defense, tackle Vince Wilfork is the only common link between the starting lineups.

Keep that in mind before presuming that this will simply be Super Bowl XLII, Part II.

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77 Responses to “Four years later, Giants and Patriots are much different”
  1. fcs34 says: Jan 23, 2012 9:27 PM

    It’s so sad when couples grow apart. I’m assuming the Pats wanted more cuddling and the Gmen men were all like wham bam thank you maam.

  2. plum13sec says: Jan 23, 2012 9:28 PM

    Who cant wait to see Tom Brady eat turn in a few weeks?

  3. plum13sec says: Jan 23, 2012 9:28 PM

    TURF

  4. patsfiend says: Jan 23, 2012 9:28 PM

    That’s kind of a cool picture.

    The main difference seems to be in the mindset of the players and the fans. In 2007, the Pats and their fans were overconfident. This year, it’s the Giants and their fans.

    … and the “Revenge Tour” continues.

  5. jdandcoke says: Jan 23, 2012 9:30 PM

    both teams are different….the giants are better than they were than and the pats are worse.

    unless the giants sustain a few serious injuries over the next two weeks of practice they really have no excuse not to win this game.

  6. seanmmartin says: Jan 23, 2012 9:31 PM

    Pats fan.

    I think Eli has been unreal this year.

    But before we get our panties in a bunch, let’s not forget the 49ers absolutely should have registered two interceptions on Sunday. Instead, two players collided with each other like four-year olds playing soccer for the first time. On two occasions.

    Throw it 60 more turnover-less times against NE and I’m sure Eli will break some personal record for most pass attempts without a pick. Let’s not forget he threw 23 in 2007.

  7. dirtmcgirt24 says: Jan 23, 2012 9:31 PM

    Too bad for Brady some of the familiar Giants include a couple pass rushers who put him on his back over and over again.

  8. jnbnet says: Jan 23, 2012 9:32 PM

    Teams change during the season. Most teams are different in December than they were in September. Four years is an eternity.

  9. deanvernonwormer says: Jan 23, 2012 9:32 PM

    The teams are different but the outcome will be the same. Patriots lose.

  10. rockhill32 says: Jan 23, 2012 9:36 PM

    Presumptions have been made on less.

  11. unclenasty says: Jan 23, 2012 9:39 PM

    I really wouldn’t say they are MUCH different…Eli Manning is better now but the rest of the Giant roster is very similar, especially the pass-rush, with JPP serving as a younger, faster Michael Strahan. Pats are still a video-game type offense as they were back then, with Gronk replacing Randy Moss as the top target. Pats have a weaker defense than they did in 07-08 . Of course they are not the same teams but I would say they are more similar that “much different

  12. bucman3 says: Jan 23, 2012 9:46 PM

    The giants just need to hits Brady

  13. phillyplaya5 says: Jan 23, 2012 9:47 PM

    I’m an Eagles fan, and as much as I hate to say it, I’ve always been scared of a close game with Eli in the 4th quarter. On the other hand, I’ve never seen a quarterback as cool as Brady in tight games. To me, if the Giants can rattle Brady early, which seems to be one of the few ways to throw him off of his game, they win. If it’s a shootout, it’s hard not to pick Brady and the Pats.

  14. patriotinvasion says: Jan 23, 2012 9:53 PM

    @unclenasty Gronk and Hernandez make this offense much different than the Randy Moss offense. The key difference being the run/pass chess game that having two big, flexible tight ends can cause. Do you go nickel, or do you go base? Mix in the no huddle and if you choose the wrong personnel grouping, you’re stuck in it. The 2007 offense was all WR’s for the most part and you pretty much knew it would be a pass.

  15. playmaker21 says: Jan 23, 2012 9:55 PM

    An old and tired halftime show (Madonna) for an old and tired match-up.

  16. bucckevin says: Jan 23, 2012 9:57 PM

    So much smack talk from Giants fans….considering how lucky they got, they shouldn’t be talking too much.

    down 4
    dropped easy INT by Asante
    helmet catch
    near sack on a scramble for a huge loss
    the sorriest 5’9 CB covering a 6’5 receiver

    Giants got lucky and this time, luck is on the Patriots’ side.

  17. zlmillerkazz says: Jan 23, 2012 9:57 PM

    Giants > Pats

    -Lions fan here, so i’m neutral.
    #NYGswagginRightNOW

  18. patriotinvasion says: Jan 23, 2012 9:59 PM

    Vegas point spread aside, the Patriots are an underdog in this game. People have been on their defense all season (despite being 15th in PPG allowed….Points > Yards)….most of the media and the Giants players themselves think “they can’t be beat”. Seems like the tables have turned from 2007 and the Patriots have everything to gain and not much to lose. A loss, and the Giants still have our number and Brady and Belichick are still going to be first ballot Hall of Famers. A win, and a big chunk of the “18-1″ bragging rights swings back New England’s way. He who laughs last, laughs best!

  19. bspurloc says: Jan 23, 2012 9:59 PM

    .
    this time the pats arent as good….
    the giants got better

  20. tombradyallday says: Jan 23, 2012 9:59 PM

    as a pats fan just speaking the truth if coach belichick puts julian edelman on victor cruz its gone be a lonngggg night. bolden killed edelman yesterday

  21. sschmiggles says: Jan 23, 2012 9:59 PM

    As a Pats fan, I thought we’d win in 2007, but I honestly thought the Giants would give us some big problems. It was pretty obvious the Patriots weren’t the same steamrolling team they were at the beginning of that season, and NYG followed the opposite trend.

    I never got the disrespect that Eli’s gotten from some people. He’s been a player for years. It’s too bad people took this long to give him credit.

    Just happy to be in the SB right now. I’ll worry about the result in two weeks.

  22. oscojoe says: Jan 23, 2012 10:04 PM

    Okay now Giant Fans; have some fun with your comments but don’t start acting like Yet fans. Stay classy not classless!

  23. sportssportssportssports says: Jan 23, 2012 10:06 PM

    patsfiend says:
    Jan 23, 2012 9:28 PM
    That’s kind of a cool picture.

    The main difference seems to be in the mindset of the players and the fans. In 2007, the Pats and their fans were overconfident. This year, it’s the Giants and their fans.

    … and the “Revenge Tour” continues.

    ————————————-

    Yeah, a team that was 7-7 after Week 15 is really overconfident. Your house in Mattapan must be right under the power lines.

  24. oscojoe says: Jan 23, 2012 10:09 PM

    Giant Fans don’t need to prove anything about having a good football team. You have proven you are the best team not only in NY/NJ but in the NFC, soon we will all find out who is the best in the NFL!

    One thing for sure that all Giant & Patriot fans can agree on is The NY Jets are a dysfunctional orgsanization that lacks credibility & class and will continue to be the “Little Brother/Sister” not only in the NFL but in NY/NJ for years to come.

  25. 1historian says: Jan 23, 2012 10:10 PM

    After giving up 21 points right out of the gate against Buffalo in week 17 the Pats’ D has given up 30 points – in the last 11 quarters. Had it not been for the interception and fumble in the Denver game it would have been a shutout.

    Meanwhile since then they have scored 114 points – 38 ppg. By his own admission Brady ‘sucked’ yesterday and the Pats still won. Over the years there has been a consistent pattern – in the 1st game following one in which he played poorly, he played lights out.

    Giants fans – be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

  26. xtb3 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:15 PM

    Also different this year the Giants won the regular season meeting. A game that 0-0 into the 3rd quarter. Eli Manning had 2 late minute comebacks that game. First down the field and led Giants to touchdown that put Giants in the lead. Then Brady marched the Patriots right back and again put the Patriots back in front. But only to have Eli to go right down the field and win the game.

  27. vikesfansteve says: Jan 23, 2012 10:17 PM

    The Giants are not going to be able to rely on Brady having a bad ankle this time.

  28. papacrick says: Jan 23, 2012 10:20 PM

    As a Lions fan, this proves to me that Couphlin (sp?) is a really good coach considering he took his team to yet another SB with a completely different roster only four years later. Somehow Giants fans and media want him fired every year. Talk about under appreciated! I’m sure they’ll be calling for his head when they start next season 3-3. Somebody puhh-leaze give this man some credit.

  29. soxpatsbscelts says: Jan 23, 2012 10:27 PM

    Keep yapping NY. Keep yapping!

  30. Henry says: Jan 23, 2012 10:29 PM

    To Giants fans…….
    Please, go right on and run your mouths now.
    It will be that much sweeter when you falter in the big game.
    Pats are the underdog this year, despite what Vegas says. And underdogs can be dangerous.

  31. turk2875 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:31 PM

    That’s a pretty cool photo there, not gonna lie. Although I hope this time around the roles are reversed. It almost seems to perfect for the Giants, for that reason, I’m scared for the Pats.

  32. champs794 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:41 PM

    Personnel is different, but the leadership is a constant, not that those guys matter AT ALL. Ahem.

    I figure Manning and Brady are probably happy their teams scratched together enough cap room to pay their veteran minimums. Coughlin has to work long hours to live on minimum wage. Belichick…certainly appears to be homeless.

  33. afc22 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:43 PM

    Belichick hasn’t changed…he’s still the world’s biggest a-hole.

    I wonder after the game if he was overheard saying the Ravens can ‘suck my d!ck”

  34. yankeemofo says: Jan 23, 2012 10:43 PM

    I’m still sick about ’07…

  35. ramjam28 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:49 PM

    The Giants- in 07 they had a scary running game which opened up the passing game and Eli was able to “break out” in the playoffs. Now it seems they rely on Eli a lot more so the Patriots game plan should be to put pressure on Eli. The Patriots- in 07 they were feared by most teams and Brady was able to run up the score because the defense was forcing mistakes from opponents when they were trying to “keep up.” Now Brady is focused on spreading the ball more and making defenses guess. The defense is humbled, but they play with a lot of heart. The defense and offense are more “as one” then in 07 and i think nothing will stop them now. They have a goal and its the Lombardi. Im a Patriots fan and i predicted the rematch and cant wait until we show the world that we are back!! Go Pats!!

  36. avoidtheboyd says: Jan 23, 2012 10:57 PM

    Giants and Patriots? I’m more looking forward to the Packers and Jets game.

  37. bobhk says: Jan 23, 2012 10:57 PM

    Both team are different. Giants should be favored big time. Pats offense is good but that D sucks. Meanwhile that NY Offense is just as good if not better. Their D can really come after the QB.
    Also Giants look battle tested on the road. They’ve been through a brawl against the best D in the NFC and came through (barely). I think they’ll have their way against that weak Pats D

  38. TheWizard says: Jan 23, 2012 10:59 PM

    The Giants barely made the playoffs and suddenly everybody thinks they’re the 85 Bears?

    They might just end up being exposed.

  39. bobhk says: Jan 23, 2012 11:11 PM

    TheWizard says:
    Jan 23, 2012 10:59 PM
    The Giants barely made the playoffs and suddenly everybody thinks they’re the 85 Bears?

    They might just end up being exposed.

    ————–
    You are seriously biased. Have seen how dominant they have been since about two weeks before playoffs. They won a slugfest in SF.
    Your team almost got beat against the ravens. In most cases, Evans holds on to that ball.

    If the Giants can score 20 on the niners think what they’ll do to that weak Pats D (think GB)

  40. jessethegreat says: Jan 23, 2012 11:19 PM

    TheWizard says:
    Jan 23, 2012 10:59 PM
    The Giants barely made the playoffs and suddenly everybody thinks they’re the 85 Bears?
    —————————————————————-
    Like the Wild Card Packers last year? Or the Wild Card Steelers a few years ago? They have momentum Wiz. They also have confidence and are playing with a chip on their shoulders. They also have an amazing pass rush… just like 07.

    Giants 31 Patriots 27

  41. zaggs says: Jan 23, 2012 11:21 PM

    Giants are rising, Patriots are fading.

  42. zaggs says: Jan 23, 2012 11:21 PM

    “TheWizard says: Jan 23, 2012 10:59 PM

    The Giants barely made the playoffs and suddenly everybody thinks they’re the 85 Bears?

    They might just end up being exposed.”

    Thats what they said about the 2007 Giants. How did that turn out again?

  43. bigbluefan56 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:31 PM

    @ soxpatsbscelts says:
    Jan 23, 2012 10:27 PM
    Keep yapping NY. Keep yapping!

    ===================================

    Your posting the same garbage all over this site! Why dont man-up and answer some of these responses? Or is that all you have to say? F’n coward!!!!

  44. kisstherings says: Jan 23, 2012 11:52 PM

    @ jdandcoke says:Jan 23, 2012 9:30 PM

    both teams are different….the giants are better than they were than and the pats are worse.

    unless the giants sustain a few serious injuries over the next two weeks of practice they really have no excuse not to win this game.
    ———————————————————

    Pats fans can 0nly hope that the Giants players and coaches are as foolish as you.

    Patriots are worse than 2007?? lol They had an offense in 2007 that was predictable and designed for Moss and Welker getting down field. Brady had to hold the ball way too long – tough match up against the Giants D line that year and all the Patriots undefeated hype coming in.

    Pats offense now has the two beast TE’s that are a match-up nightmare and allow Brady to get rid of the ball in no time, as well as go into any set they need out of the no-huddle and never change personel. The Pats one 3 Super Bowls with Brady methodolically driving down the field with the short game. They lost one trying to throw the ball deep to Moss three times when they still had 55 seconds on the clock.

    No, this Patriots team is offense is a MUCH better match to handle the Giants than in 2007 and the defense you saw against the Ravens, as stout as it was, was gameplanned to eliminate Rice and the running game at all cost and make Flacco win it throwing. There will be a different game plan come Indy. The last time Bill Belichick lost to a team in the regular season, then had 2 weeks to prepare for them before a Super Bowl was the Rams. Remember what happened then? And those Rams were a much better team than the 9-7 Giants that were lucky to get out fot Candlestick with a win with the 3 dropped INT’s San Fran should have had.

    Pats fans are drooling watching all these NY morons boast about being unbeatable. I get a bigger smile on my face every time I see an analyst pick Manning over Brady. A couple of weeks ago….all anybody was doing was talking about Tim Tebow lol and everyone forgot about Tommy Boy.

    Any of you Giants fans watch that game?

    Keep up the talk. It plays right into Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s hands.

  45. eaglesnoles05 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:57 PM

    …but the eagles aren’t any different–> still sittin’ at home with a draftpick in the teens, watching the Giants play in the superbowl…

  46. reach4succeed says: Jan 24, 2012 12:00 AM

    My Redskins had their SB and we whipped the Giants TWICE this year. Of course we are not in the playoffs. Yet I see the Giants edging out the Patriots in this one because of the now legendary Eli Manning 4th qtr. superman feats.

  47. mornelithe says: Jan 24, 2012 12:12 AM

    If anything both teams should know that getting over-confident can kill you in the SB, which is what happened to the Pats (The Giants also played a helluva game too, don’t get me wrong).

    Hoping the Pats win, but I’m not about to declare them the victor or anything. Let the analysts run face, let the players leave it all out on the field…let the fans just enjoy the show!

  48. gcsuk says: Jan 24, 2012 12:16 AM

    As a Giants fan, I am the last person who is going to start trash-talking Pats fans. Why? Because NOTHING has been decided yet! Sure I am confident the Giants can win, but I can’t say they WILL win. That would just be ridiculous. There’s a reason why they say “That’s why the play the games.”

    May the best team win. And whatever happens, I am ecstatic for the way the Giants season turned out.

  49. arz9278 says: Jan 24, 2012 12:20 AM

    I think the Giants O can do much more damage to the Pats D than the Pats O can do to the Giants D.

    I think the Giants are going to get an easy win here.

  50. bigblue1212 says: Jan 24, 2012 12:25 AM

    Underdog, Overdog, or Hotdog… Whatever you want to call it doesn’t matter to us NY FOOTBALL GIANTS cuz nobody stands in our way! SB XLVI is Ours like it or not! #ALL IN!

  51. binkystevens says: Jan 24, 2012 12:32 AM

    Funny, just seems like Yankees – Red Sox to me. Can’t wait for two weeks of Northeastern media hyping this as the greatest thing that ever happened in sports, when the rest of the country was hoping for anything but this. Seriously, I’d take Cowboys Raiders over this, and I HATE those organizations.

  52. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 24, 2012 1:42 AM

    bucckevin says:
    Jan 23, 2012 9:57 PM
    So much smack talk from Giants fans…
    ——————–

    Where?

  53. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 24, 2012 1:46 AM

    TheWizard says:
    Jan 23, 2012 10:59 PM
    The Giants barely made the playoffs and suddenly everybody thinks they’re the 85 Bears?

    They might just end up being exposed.
    ———–

    Who’s said that? What the Giants HAVE done is shut down better offenses than the Patriots’ in the past six weeks. Namely Green Bay, which only scored 6 points on Fewell’s defense. The Patriots don’t have any discernible matchup advantages anywhere. Period. I don’t care if it’s the ’85 Bears defense or not, the statistics that the imbeciles keep spouting have nothing to do with what the Giants are doing RIGHT NOW. And those stats were built upon a season’s worth of games missed by guys on IR and various junctures of the game. They’re not just “hot”, they’re healthier and Fewell has scaled back the complicated reads and jargon.

    Keep thinking Hernandez and Gronkowski will have field days. The Giants are a different team defensively than even Week 9 when Welker and Gronkowski had empty stats.

    The bigger question is how do you figure to stop the Giants’ offense? And as far as people saying they can’t run it, they WILL and WILL be effective at it. If they can get 100 on SF, what makes you think ONE GUY can stop Bradshaw and Jacobs from doing so?

  54. 8man says: Jan 24, 2012 6:57 AM

    What is the same is that the Giants have been majorly impressive in getting back to the big game. They have essentially been in the playoffs since week 17 when they beat Dallas 31-10. After that they stymied Atlanta 24-2, pounded the Packers in Green Bay 37-20 and then outlasted the Niners. Wow! Quite the gamut. Eli has matured into an elite QB and leader.

    The Patriots haven’t changed much either. At least not in how they get it done. This squad isn’t the best in the league. It’s not even the best in its conference. But they are good enough, that if you leave it out there for them to take, even for just a moment, they will take it. Ask the Ravens. Who may be the best team in the AFC.

    Last one to get the ball will have a chance to win it.

  55. gobigblue310 says: Jan 24, 2012 7:03 AM

    Die hard Giants fan here, and I for one am not close to being over confident. Whether people will admit it or not we have as much reason to feel good with the ball in our QB’s hands as the Pats do. That being said I dont care who’s hot, what the spread is, or what the regular season defensive rankings say, anytime BB and #12 are on the other side line you know you’re in for a war. If Big Blues O line plays the way they did against SF Wilfork will win MVP. If Edleman lines up in the secondary, whoever he is on (Hakeem, Victor, or Mario) will win MVP. Pumped to still be playing, and excited to see what both TC and BB come up with. bELIeve.

  56. robdolphins says: Jan 24, 2012 7:15 AM

    As a Dolphins fan, I will always be thankful of the Giants team that knocked the Patriots from the ranks of the undefeated….1972 lives on! Heck, I was 3 years old in ’72, but as a Dolfan these days there is not much to hang my hat on..So, I have to use that 1972 card when I debate with friends that like other teams.

  57. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 24, 2012 8:22 AM

    Giants fans’ “overconfidence” is just a figment of Patriots fans’ imaginations. They need whatever they can in order to paint themselves as villains in the media and public eye, even as everyone in the media is picking them to win.

  58. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 24, 2012 8:23 AM

    bspurloc says:
    Jan 23, 2012 9:59 PM
    .
    this time the pats arent as good….
    the giants got better

    ————-

    Simple as that.

  59. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 24, 2012 8:24 AM

    Well, that and, the Patriots do not have any discernible advantage at any position ANYWHERE on the field.

    Not that this is enough to predict an outcome, as games are not played on paper, but by little men inside your TV set.

  60. gimmeabruschi says: Jan 24, 2012 8:28 AM

    bobhk says: Jan 23, 2012 10:57 PM

    Both team are different. Giants should be favored big time. Pats offense is good but that D sucks. Meanwhile that NY Offense is just as good if not better. Their D can really come after the QB.
    Also Giants look battle tested on the road. They’ve been through a brawl against the best D in the NFC and came through (barely). I think they’ll have their way against that weak Pats D

    __________________________________

    Amazing how the weak Pats’ D allowed nearly 4 points less a game than that awesome Giants’ D isn’t it?

    Amazing as well that the Giants’ “just as good if not better” offense scored nearly 8 less points a game than the Pats.

    Despite that, the Giants “should be favored big time” because they look so much better on paper, right Einstein?

  61. pftwstbshmc says: Jan 24, 2012 8:37 AM

    I just hope this one isn’t fixed like it was in ’07. You read that right – FIXED. Anyone who thinks otherwise didn’t watch that game or knows it as well as they claim.

  62. gimmeabruschi says: Jan 24, 2012 8:44 AM

    Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 24, 2012 1:46 AM

    Keep thinking Hernandez and Gronkowski will have field days. The Giants are a different team defensively than even Week 9 when Welker and Gronkowski had empty stats.

    __________________________________

    You think Gronk having 9 catches for 100+ yards and a TD or Welker having 8 catches for 130+ yards are “empty stats”?

    Alrighty then. Double up on the sessions with the shrink is my suggestion.

  63. ampats says: Jan 24, 2012 8:58 AM

    According to Mr Wright212 the 12-7 Giants are a gauntlet that cannot be stopped. This is the same poster that trashed talked every Pats/Jets game and then disappeared for weeks.

    At least there are real fans like gobigblue310 that understand that this game should be very close being played by two very hot teams.

    Come Sunday night I expect alot of the trash talking Giant fans to follow the rats back into the subway holes.

    The worst scenario happened Sunday afternoon for any team playing the New England Patriots was Brady having his worst game of the season. Does anyone really think it is going to happen to games in a row? Based on history, not very likely.

  64. link49 says: Jan 24, 2012 9:24 AM

    4 years later, Giants are a better team !!!!!!!

  65. weepingjebus says: Jan 24, 2012 9:35 AM

    Eh, Eli Manning remains the World’s Luckiest Bad QB. How many times should he have been intercepted by the 49ers? 3? 4? Instead their own players were running into each other and hurting themselves.

  66. rc33 says: Jan 24, 2012 9:44 AM

    Hope the Patriots have the courage to get off the team bus.
    By all indications, this game has already been decided.

  67. guypatsfan says: Jan 24, 2012 9:44 AM

    The teams are different, and so will the outcome be different. Patriots win.

  68. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 24, 2012 10:03 AM

    ampats says:
    Jan 24, 2012 8:58 AM
    According to Mr Wright212 the 12-7 Giants are a gauntlet that cannot be stopped. This is the same poster that trashed talked every Pats/Jets game and then disappeared for weeks.

    At least there are real fans like gobigblue310 that understand that this game should be very close being played by two very hot teams.

    Come Sunday night I expect alot of the trash talking Giant fans to follow the rats back into the subway holes.

    The worst scenario happened Sunday afternoon for any team playing the New England Patriots was Brady having his worst game of the season. Does anyone really think it is going to happen to games in a row? Based on history, not very likely.

    ———–

    According to me where? You’re worse than most broads twisting words to mean something that wasn’t said. I merely said the Patriots do not have any advantages anywhere on the field. That does not mean that decides the outcome of the game. I’m pretty sure THAT is what I said. Again, you Patriots fans will find anything you can — even if you have to make it up — to assuage your insecurities. Your fandom is a carryover from your erstwhile pathetic existences as human beings.

  69. bozosforall says: Jan 24, 2012 10:45 AM

    patsfiend says:
    Jan 23, 2012 9:28 PM
    That’s kind of a cool picture.

    The main difference seems to be in the mindset of the players and the fans. In 2007, the Pats and their fans were overconfident. This year, it’s the Giants and their fans.

    … and the “Revenge Tour” continues.

    __

    “Revenge” is for wussies…and given that New England sports fans are the wussiest fan base in all of sport, it figures that you would all view this game as a “revenge” game.

  70. bozosforall says: Jan 24, 2012 10:46 AM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jan 24, 2012 10:03 AM
    ampats says:
    Jan 24, 2012 8:58 AM
    According to Mr Wright212 the 12-7 Giants are a gauntlet that cannot be stopped. This is the same poster that trashed talked every Pats/Jets game and then disappeared for weeks.

    At least there are real fans like gobigblue310 that understand that this game should be very close being played by two very hot teams.

    Come Sunday night I expect alot of the trash talking Giant fans to follow the rats back into the subway holes.

    The worst scenario happened Sunday afternoon for any team playing the New England Patriots was Brady having his worst game of the season. Does anyone really think it is going to happen to games in a row? Based on history, not very likely.

    ———–

    According to me where? You’re worse than most broads twisting words to mean something that wasn’t said. I merely said the Patriots do not have any advantages anywhere on the field. That does not mean that decides the outcome of the game. I’m pretty sure THAT is what I said. Again, you Patriots fans will find anything you can — even if you have to make it up — to assuage your insecurities. Your fandom is a carryover from your erstwhile pathetic existences as human beings.

    __
    You should change your name to “Mr. Right”…because you nailed it. Nearly a century of the New York Yankees OWNING the Boston Red Sox will do that to a fan base.

  71. nfl1818 says: Jan 24, 2012 10:55 AM

    The main difference seems to be in the mindset of the players and the fans. In 2007, the Pats and their fans were overconfident. This year, it’s the Giants and their fans.

    ditto

  72. homelanddefense says: Jan 24, 2012 11:13 AM

    lol Bozo’s cant help but troll. And always bringinp up the Yankees and Red Sox like it has any relevance.

  73. goddamnthatsfunny says: Jan 24, 2012 11:16 AM

    Giants D is good Patriots D isnt good.

  74. michael228 says: Jan 24, 2012 12:40 PM

    gimmeabruschi says:
    Jan 24, 2012 8:28 AM
    bobhk says: Jan 23, 2012 10:57 PM

    Both team are different. Giants should be favored big time. Pats offense is good but that D sucks. Meanwhile that NY Offense is just as good if not better. Their D can really come after the QB.
    Also Giants look battle tested on the road. They’ve been through a brawl against the best D in the NFC and came through (barely). I think they’ll have their way against that weak Pats D

    __________________________________

    Amazing how the weak Pats’ D allowed nearly 4 points less a game than that awesome Giants’ D isn’t it?

    Amazing as well that the Giants’ “just as good if not better” offense scored nearly 8 less points a game than the Pats.

    Despite that, the Giants “should be favored big time” because they look so much better on paper, right Einstein?
    ————————————————–
    best post I’ve read all day.

  75. chas88 says: Jan 24, 2012 12:42 PM

    Mr. Wright, you need to relax man. You keep going on and on about Patriot fans’ insecurities, yet I see your name sprawled out all over these boards firing back against them post after post. Seems like you have some insecurities yourself. Give it a rest.

    The game hasn’t even been played yet. Year after year it’s the same thing. People proclaiming the winner before it even starts, arguing the better matchups and stats, etc. When is everyone going to learn to just sit back and see what actually happens? Haven’t we learned that anything can happen in the NFL?

  76. lukeloren says: Jan 24, 2012 1:07 PM

    The Pats didn’t beat a playoff team this season, they didn’t even beat a team with a winning record until Bal gave them the win. so the Pats def stats should be thrown out the window. NYG are a better team, their off is twice as good as it was in 07. But, Bill and the pats already played (and lossed) to the NYG which doesn’t bode well for the NYG either, but i’m not sure the mastermind really has the personnel to overcome the NY football Giants this year. Spread should be in the other direction.

  77. ampats says: Jan 24, 2012 1:37 PM

    lukeloren says,

    But Bill and the pats already played (and lossed) to the NYG,

    lossed ? Another New York/New Jersey HS graduate !

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