Neither team covered in the AFC or NFC championship games. Hereâ€™s how it played out.
The Pats were favored by 14 and won 21 to 12. They did not beat the spread. Green Bay was favored by about six and they simply lost. Tom Brady of the Patriots had a horrible day, tossing three interceptions. But, still, his team won due to a defense that allowed no TDâ€™s in the Red Zone.
On the other hand, Eli Manning did not implode in any of the playoff games in which he played. He held it together, doing enough to win. But will he have enough to win the Super Bowl.
If I was a betting man, and I am, Iâ€™d go with a solid handicapping service for the Super Bowl. There are simply too many variables this season. Remember when the Pats were double-digit underdogs against the greatest team on turfâ€”the St. Louis Rams?
The Giants are simply your prototypical spoilers. Theyâ€™ve won 10 road games in a row. Their QB, Eli Manning, he of the passing pedigree, is ready to break through. The NY football Giants played tough versus the Pats in the final game of the season. New York is a Wild Card team on a roll.
Is New York the newest team of destiny? The team that has heart? The team that has no â€œIâ€? in it? The team with three road wins versus Tampa Bay, Dallas and Green Bay?
The point spread right now is 13, with New England favored. That’s mighty big or is it? Double digits are scary. I think the Patriots will win because of how they can adapt and especially because Brady, with experience and smarts, can adjust quickly.
But hereâ€™s the main thing to realizeâ€”the Giants were playing against a QB, Farve, who tends to press too much. Farve, a Hall of Fame guy, makes two to three mistakes per game. Brady makes mistakes but tends to adjust instantly.
The Patriots should win but by how much is up in the air. Double digits? Check with a good sports betting site.