Everyone wants to know if Tom Brady and Bill Belichick can cement their legacies as two of the greatest figures in NFL history. They want to see if Eli Manning can prove that he’s elite, and if Tom Coughlin can take the next step toward being one of the top coaches of the generation.
Regardless of all of those storielines, the game on the field should be a classic. The Patriots and the Giants both have potent offenses and defenses that statistically among the bottom levels of the league.
Despite that, the Giants defense is generating havoc with a front four that is getting pressure similar to their run in 2007. The Patriots defense has been playing their best during the postseason, albeit against suspect quarterbacks such as Tim Tebow and Joe Flacco. Regardless, the Pats defense is peaking at the right time.
With two of the best quarterbacks in the league trading shots, the game could be a high scoring affair. The question is, how much will Brady and Manning be lighting up the scoreboard? How many combined points will Giants and Patriots score in Super Bowl XLVI?