Who Will Win Super Bowl XLVI?

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First, for those not current on their Roman Numerals, "XLVI" equals 46 (L = 50 minus X = 10, plus v = 5 plus I =1). Romans must have had a good sense of humor about numbers.

Anyway, Super Bowl 46, on Feb. 5, will be a rematch of the 2008 game when the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots. (That was Super Bowl XLII = 42). In that game, Big Blue ruined a perfect season for the Pats with a 17-14 win.

It's rare to see someone sporting Pats colors here, but the Giants are well represented. Who do you predict will win Super Bowl XLVI?

Disgruntled Eagles and Steelers fans can feel free to check off No. 3, and then spout off in the comment stream.

Ed Eardley January 31, 2012 at 06:58 PM
He might be but it takes more than one man to win the game [Patriots – Brady = Colts]. The only reason the Pat's are there is because the only other decent AFC team lost all their Quarterbacks to injury. The Giants beat the pats easily (the 24-20 final wasn't indicative of how the Giants dominated them until late in the 4th Qtr.) in November when the Giants were a crippled team on life support. Playing the Giants today…This game is going to be a slaughterhouse.
WILFREDO G. SALCEDO, Sr. February 06, 2012 at 12:07 PM
You are right, Ed...Brady did a good job, but did not get help from his teamates, especially with those dropped passes...Congratulations.
Ed Eardley February 06, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Thank you... both teams did a good job. It was an ok game but there were plenty of misses all around. On the Giants side, this was not the same team that’s been winning games and unmercifully steamrolling offences the past 5-6 weeks. There were some missed assignments on defense and I still can’t understand why they only rushed 3 the whole game. The officiating crew missed many penalties that were very blatant and out in the open for all to see. Two in the first half that cost the Giants potential points and a huge one down the stretch (blatant holding that almost ripped JPP’s arm from the socket) that would have ended the Pats scoring drive. The new “rule” of not having an official in the backfield behind the Q-back has proven a big mistake that I hope they reverse next season. On the pat's side there were a few passes going down the stretch that were perfectly thrown balls to open receivers that dropped the pass and either slowed or ended their progress. The person that is ultimately responsible for the loss is Brady. Not because he’s the team leader and should take the brunt…but because he had a lack-luster game. Brady needed to have a career game, and didn’t. I’ve lost all respect for him today for allowing Wes Welker to be the scapegoat. I saw an interview with him earlier today where a reporter asked him to comment on “the missed pass that cost them the game”. And Brady said nothing; he didn’t correct this ignorant comment. cont...
Ed Eardley February 06, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Two things to remember about that "drop." First, it wouldn't have clinched the game. There was still a long field ahead of them and a lot of time still on the clock. With over 3 minutes left to play Eli Manning would have gotten the ball back when he is the most dangerous QB in football. Second, it was a terrible pass. They caught the Giants in the wrong defense; they had the ball on the right hash mark and Welker on the left side, with a ton of field to work with, so once he beat his guy off the line of scrimmage, you knew exactly where he was going. Brady knew it, too … only he threw the ball behind him and with way too much air under it. Welker had to jump in the air, rotate his body 180 degrees in the air and distort his body to try to get a hand on this ball. It’s only by the fact that he is a great receiver that he did get a hand on it. Had Welker hauled that football in, the catch itself would have been on the level of Manningham's tremendous catch that kick-started the winning Giants drive. It would have been an amazing improbable catch. But Brady blew it. He didn’t need to float the ball to where only his receiver could get to it…the nearest defender, the safety, (who was already taking position to tackle him post-catch, not trying to intercept) was over 5 yards away when the ball got there. So in the end…the best team won…and all is right in the world.
WILFREDO G. SALCEDO, Sr. February 06, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Catch those passes...We've seen impossible catches in the past...Those dropped passes were not even close to "impossible"...They were there...One hit a receiver's chest, another dribbled through the fingers...Manningham caught one that won the Giants the contest...Players are paid to make good plays...Make 'em.


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